The Exchange funds a New National Guide on How Cities Can Use Green Infrastructure to Improve Public Health

The new guide is a great resource for water utilities and water departments seeking to expand the public health benefits of their green infrastructure projects and to better connect with the public health sector in their communities. After all, everyone in the water sector is a provider of public health! Produced by Willamette Partnership and Oregon Public Health Insitute, this guide is an outgrowth of the Exchange-sponsored GSI & Public Health Convening that took place in the spring of 2018 and that was spearheaded by Irene Ogata from the City of Tucson.

A webinar about the guide was held on July 27, 2018, at 12-1:30 ET. Enclosed is a link to a recording and the slides from the webinar. Please note that the recording link may ask you to register for the webinar before connecting you to the recording.

Also as part of this effort, the Willamette Partnership helped Exchange members identify opportunities to improve public health and community livability through their infrastructure investments.  Snapshots of those opportunities can be found in in the following reports:

Seattle Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Analysis (full report)
Seattle Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Analysis (2-pager)
Portland Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Assessment (2-pager)
Los Angeles Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Assessment (2-pager)
Tucson Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Assessment (2-pager)
Vancouver Health & Green Infrastructure Opportunities Assessment (2-pager)

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  1. Irene Ogata

    Thank you Paula for posting.  This was an exceptional experience facilitated by the Willamette Partnership and Oregon Public Health Institute.  The Guide provides useful information on how to transform the concepts into policy, design and implementation.  Hannah Magnuson, formerly with the Network, provided invaluable assistance to make the convening logistics a success.

    Thank you to the funders for taking a risk and providing the opportunity for city staff and their collaborating partner to convene and learn from each other.  We hope to be a resource to the Network and, at a minimum, the convening cities will continue discussions/collaborations with their health partners.

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