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Tune in for the next Network Commons: Advancing Health Equity Efforts in a Changing Policy Environment

May 22, 2017

How can we promote health equity work within a changing policy environment?

This year, many organizations working to advance health equity find themselves in a new policy environment than in years before. Advocates may be unsure of how to navigate shifting national priorities, budget changes, and policy challenges.

Fortunately, we can to look to leaders forging ahead with their mission to advance health equity efforts for guidance—particularly those from the community development, public health, and healthcare sectors—amid this new policy landscape.


Join the next Network Commons on June 19th, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, where three leading experts with federal-level experience will share strategies and points of leverage for organizations and individuals who seek to continue their efforts to promote health equity. This discussion will be practical and interactive. The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, will be joined by:

  • Howard Koh, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School, Former US Assistant Secretary of Health
  • David Lipsetz, Senior Fellow, Housing Assistance Council, Former Associate Administrator for Rural Housing and Community Facilities at USDA
  • Ellen Seidman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Former Director, U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision

Register and help us by spreading the word to your colleagues.


It’s easy to attend Network Commons, even if you’ve never been to a live online discussion. Here’s how:

  • Register here. After registering, login information will be sent via email.
  • Log in on June 19 from 10:00am-11:00am PT / 1:00-2:00pm ET. The conversations will also be archived on our YouTube Channel if you are not able to catch it live.
  • Join the conversation before, during, or after the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetworkCommons.

Interested in learning more about efforts to advance health equity? Learn more about the key elements of health equity in a blog by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation authors, “What is Health Equity? Defining a Cornerstone Term.”

Launched in 2015, Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.