In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, planner and architect Erin Christensen Ishizaki explains how her work uses public health research and design as interventions to reduce chronic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • List two motivating factors for real estate and planning decision-makers to intentionally consider health.
  • List three ways planners and designers can use public health research methods in their work beyond a health impact assessment.
  • Consider three cross-sector strategies for public health practitioners and urban planners to collectively leverage their work and influence decisions.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; built environment professionals in planning, design, engineering, real estate, and facilities management


Erin Christensen Ishizaki, Partner, Mithun design firm

Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways is your public health organization working with urban planners, designers, or real estate developers? If you’re not currently collaborating, what’s a first step you could take to engage them?
  2. Can you identify two new terms or concepts you heard today that you’d like to learn more about?
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Air Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
Program Planning & Evaluation
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills