Sept. 18, 2 p.m.: The Role of Parks and Recreation in Planning for Health
Representatives from urban park systems in Los Angeles and Miami will discuss innovations they are making in planning parks for health, and how their approach can lead to successes in your community.
Register or learn more

Sept. 22, 4 p.m.: Creating a Fit Nation: Tips and Tools From the Authors of NYC’s Active Design Guidelines
The authors of the Active Design Guidelines will discuss its creation, share examples of its implementation, and offer suggestions for how you can begin to implement actions to promote health in your building, block, or neighborhood.
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Sept. 23, 10 a.m. EDT: Healthiest Nation: Bringing together the public health and private sector to combat tobacco use. Please join APHA, CVS Health, the acting Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH and our distinguished panel to discuss new approaches to helping Americans live tobacco-free lives. We will explore how traditional and nontraditional partners can come together to reduce tobacco use and ultimately improve population health and reduce costs to the health care system. A diverse panel will discuss this critical health concern and look for new solutions.  Watch  our live webcast and weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #APHATobacco.


Leading Through Health System Change II: Create, Share, Learn

Learn how others have used Leading through Health System Change: A Public PLanning Tool.
Webinar recording


Hobby Lobby and Access to Care: Implications of the Supreme Court Decision
The National Health Law Program described the scope of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and what it means for public health, access to contraception and the Affordable Care Act.
Webinar slides and recording

Intersecting Faith & Health: Transforming Congregations and Communities
This webinar hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People explored the intersections of faith and health. 
Webinar recording

Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity
This webinar featured the free online health reform planning tool, Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity.

Webinar Slides and recording
Transcription of the webinar (PDF)


Environmental Health and Community Health Benefits: Moving Upstream to Prevent Harm
Webinar slides and recording

Tracking Webinar Series – Part I: Successfully Integrating Environmental Public Health Tracking and Environmental Health Assessments
Webinar slides and recording
Transcript (Word)

Tracking Webinar Series - Part II: Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
Slides and recording

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Tracking Webinar Series - Part III: How Environmental Public Health Tracking Assists in Providing Safe Community Water
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Climate change 
These sessions brought together experts in the field of climate change to discuss topics such as climate science, health risk communication, adaptation strategies and more.

Download the Climate Change Guidebook. (PDF)

"Mastering the Public Health Role" webinars on accomplishments, challenges and promising opportunities around climate change and public health policy and practice.

Session 1: "A Look at Climate Change Policy and Practice in the Public Health Sector"
Georges Benjamin's presentation (PDF)
Christopher Portier's presentation (PDF)

Session 2: "A Look at the Health Costs of Climate Change and Co-Benefits of Climate Action"
Kim Knowlton's presentation (PDF)
Richard Jackson's presentation (PDF)

2012 APHA webinar series on the drought implications of climate change: "When Every Drop Counts"

In 2012, the U.S. dealt with the most extensive and prolonged drought conditions in more than 50 years. This four-part webinar series provides information about the preconditions leading up to the drought, discusses the significant overarching public health issues related to drought, and highlights how states, locals and American Indian and Alaska Native communities are responding.

The Public Health Implications of Drought
Slides from Webinar 1
State and Locals Respond to Drought
Slides from Webinar 2
When Every Drop Counts: Adapting to Drought – What Next?
Slides from Webinar 3
When Every Drop Counts: Initiatives in Indian Country
Slides from Webinar 4


It Starts With Community: Vermont Perspectives on Healthy Community Design
Webinar slides and recording
What is Healthy Community Design?
Healthy Community Design Case Studies

Making a Plan: Partnerships for Transforming Community Health through City Planning
How the Community Transformation Grant program has supported and encouraged these efforts in Austin, while in Baltimore, the city's mayor has pushed inter-departmental partnerships. This webinar was offered by the American Planning Association and APHA.
Slides and recording
Philip Huang's presentation (pdf).
Carol Haywood's presentation (pdf).
Oxiris Barbot and Tom Stosur's presentation (pdf).

Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens
Stories of successful collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas, and the positive impact attention to health equity has in neighborhood planning.
Slides and recording
Beth Althshuler's Presentation (PDF)
David Goldberg's Presentation (PDF)
Eric Fladager's Presentation (PDF)
Lou Brewer's Presentation (PDF)

Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health
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2012 APHA and Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center three-part webinar series on active transportation and health

Webinar 3: "How public health professionals are supporting trails and walking programs"
Webinar 2: "Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Using walking and bicycling as ways to promote public health"
Webinar 1: "Using Health Impact Assessments to connect bicycle and pedestrian safety and health"

2012 APHA webinar series: Health and equity in transportation: promising methods and modes to improve health outcomes

Webinar 3: "What Health Impact Assessments Can Do for Health Inequities"
Alyssa Auvinen's presentation (PDF)
Karen Nikolai's presentation

Webinar 2: "What Role Injury Prevention Plays in Transportation"
Phyllis Agran's presentation (pdf).
Robert Foss' presentation (pdf).

Webinar 1: "What Public Transit Means for Public Health"
Susan Polan's presentation (pdf).
Brian Cole's presentation (pdf).
Tracy Buck's presentation (pdf).

2011 APHA webinar series: What healthy communities need from their transportation networks

Webinar 4: "Preventing Roadway Fatalities and Injuries" Linda Degutis' presentation (PDF)
Sandra Viera's presentation (PDF)
Russell Henk's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 3: "Health Impact Assessments in Transportation"
Jonathan Heller's presentation (PDF)
Megan Wier's presentation (PDF)
Heidi Guenin's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 2: "The Health Benefits from Active Transportation"
Jeffrey Miller's presentation (PDF)
Amanda Woodall's presentation (PDF)
David Godfrey's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 1: "Community Health and Transportation Planning"
Andrew Dannenberg's presentation (PDF)
Leslie Meehan's presentation (PDF)
Jean Armbruster's presentation (PDF)

Health and Transportation Toolkit Webinar

Slides and recording
Susan Polan's presentation (PDF)
Jamie Rayman's presentation (PDF)
Joel Finkelstein's presentation (PDF)


Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Update
Webinar slides and recording
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How AIDS (almost) stopped teen pregnancy in the U.S.: So where do we go from here?
Slides and recording from the September 12, 2013 webinar.
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Smoke-free Environments Training for Childcare Providers
Webinar slides and recording

Establishing Tobacco-Free Worksites: The Austin, Texas, Success Story
Webinar slides

M.E.S.S. in the Congregations!: A Smoke-Screen for Faith-Based Organizations
How to use the Mothers Eliminating Secondhand Smoke Project, known as MESS, to engage faith communities to address secondhand smoke and tobacco use.
Slides and recording


Food Justice, Obesity and the Social Determinants of Health

Slides and recording from the April 10, 2014 webinar

Affordable, Healthy Food = Good Public Health:
Promising Practices and Systems Change Strategies to Improve Access to Healthy Food

Slides and recording from the September 28, 2012 webinar.


Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Oral Health
The webinar includes a roundtable discussion on the importance of oral health and strategies and resources to effectively address oral health.

Evaluating Legislation Impact: The Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act 
Webinar slides and recording
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ACA delivery reforms and public health: What’s the connection?
Webinar slides and recording
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Affordable Care Act implementation one year post-decision: Medicaid expansion, preventive services, and public health implications
Slides and recording from the June 26, 2013 webinar
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The Supreme Court's Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Prevention and Public Health
For more information and resources, visit our 
health reform pages.
Slides and recording from the July 5, 2012 webinar. Slides only (PDF) Transcript (Word) 


Making Connections for a Healthier Iowa: Your Place at the Table
Healthy kids are better prepared to learn, a healthy workforce is more productive, and healthy communities thrive. Yet we know that much of what contributes to the health of our communities is affected by sectors other than public health and health care.
Slides and recording

Healthy Lifestyle Referral and Resource Interventions in Primary Care
This webinar highlighted work that Minnesota CTG and the Minnesota Public Health Department are doing to strengthen community-clinic connections that increase referrals to community-based prevention resources.
Slides and recording 

Oklahoma Health and Wellness: Then & Now
This webinar showcased the four Oklahoma Community Transformation Grantees: Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation, Little Dixie Community Action Agency Inc., Indian National Council of Government Area Agency on Aging and Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
Slides and recording

A Tale of Three Projects: How Three State Agencies are Promoting Active Living in Massachusetts
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Policy Evaluation Tools for Injury and Violence Prevention
Slides and recording
Sara Patterson's presentation (PDF)
Donovan Newton's presentation (PDF)
Mighty Fine's presentation (PDF)
Peg Ogea-Ginsburg's presentation. (PDF)
Cameron McNamee's presentation (PDF)

Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level
Audio from the webinar

Collaboration Multiplier: Maximizing the Power of Partnership to Achieve Healthy Communities
This webinar, hosted by APHA and Prevention Institute, instructs community stakeholders and decision makers how to utilize Collaboration Multiplier, a framework and tool to delineate potential roles and identify opportunities for diverse partners to work towards the goal of achieving healthier communities.

Slides and recording (WMV) Slides only (PDF) and Notes from the Q&A period (PDF)