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Webinar: How to Engage Your Community with Health Data: Hosting a 500 Cities Event

Thursday, June 1, 2017  
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How to Engage Your Community with Health Data: Hosting a 500 Cities Event


Join us for an Urban Institute webinar on Tuesday, June 13, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (EST), to learn how you can mobilize community action on health through hosting a local event centered on the new 500 Cities neighborhood-level health data.

Registration link:

Webinar Details:

In December 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC Foundation released the 500 Cities dataset, which contains estimates of adult chronic disease, unhealthy behaviors, and preventive care for census tracts in 500 of the largest American cities.


Hosting local events that introduce the 500 Cities data and engage diverse partners beyond the usual suspects can generate new ideas to advance health. A new guide discusses how to set goals, select an event format, engage a diverse group of participants, and highlight the 500 Cities data, complementary data, and community action resources to advance cross-sector partnerships on health.

You will hear experts

  • describe the 500 Cities project and the resources available to those desiring to know more about the data,
  • demonstrate how to use the new guide to plan a local event, and
  • discuss their experience hosting a local event around the 500 Cities data.

Speakers include:

  • Oktawia P. Wojcik, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Kathryn L.S. Pettit and Corianne Payton Scally, Urban Institute
  • Kathleen Pritchard, Data You Can Use

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited.