Announcement: The Social Determinants of Health for Planners Paper Published Today by the California Planning Roundtable

RIVERSIDE, CA) – September 30, 2015…The California Planning Roundtable (CPR) announced today the publication of its paper entitled “The Social Determinants of Health for Planners: Live, Work, Play, Learn!.” The paper was prepared under the leadership of the Healthy Communities Work Group in collaboration with a selected group of sixteen non-CPR professionals who are experts in the fields of planning and public health. The publication is intended to advance deeper understanding of public health approaches and the value they can bring to the planning practice and profession. “This paper is a tool that will help us increase dialogue and collaboration between planning and public health during planning processes,” said Miguel A. Vazquez, Co-Chair of CPR Healthy Communities Work Group. “I am happy to share that the bulk of the paper’s content deals with numerous concepts that empowers our profession…I believe that every planner who truly cares about the health of the community she or he plans for, should be well versed with the content of our paper.” The paper will be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of American Planning Association, California Chapter at the Oakland Marriot on Monday October 5, 2015 at 9:45 am. Speakers will include five of the paper’s authors and contributors: Coleen Clementson (San Diego Association of Governments), Thomas Jacobson (Sonoma State University, Elizabeth Baca (Governor’s Office of Planning and Research), Michael Osur (County of Riverside Department of Public Health) and Miguel A. Vazquez as the panel’s moderator.

The paper can be accessed on-line at