In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Public Health Director for Crook County, Oregon, shares how her agency used data to cultivate new partnerships and financing for better walking and biking trails.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ peer review process for their “Health Department of the Year Award.”
  • Describe the value of health impact assessments and their impact in rural areas.
  • Describe the importance of using public health data to leverage new resources.

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; City and county planners; Board of health members and other elected officials


Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, RN, MPH, Public Health Director, Crook County Health Department, Oregon

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. What is public health’s role in coordinating with community development and planning agencies and departments?
  2. What are the benefits of conducting health impact assessments?
  3. How can your agency develop a health impact assessment process with limited resources?


Graphic of a "map" with a dot labeled "Health" at the intersection of two "roads."
Air Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
Environmental Health
Law and Policy & Ethics
Leadership & Management
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills