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Wendy Cromwell
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Thursday February 14, 2013

Designing Healthy Communities

11:45 am - 1 pm - Room 675
Low-income Americans are 10% more likely to be obese and 9% more likely to have diabetes than high-income Americans. How can innovative planning of transportation systems, housing, workplaces, and other structures help to mitigate these chronic illnesses? The built environment has a significant impact on the health of the people who live and work in that community. Diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma and heart disease are intricately linked to the way that communities are designed. Despite recent improvements to the country’s health care infrastructure and the optimism surrounding the Affordable Care Act, health disparities persist for minorities and low-income populations. It is important to understand that although the design of poor communities can contribute to health disparities, urban planning and land use law can also be powerful tools to reduce these disparities and improve the health of all citizens.

"Designing Healthy Communities" is a DVD series, previously aired on PBS, that describes the impact of the built environment on the public's health. The video series shares creative approaches to changing the built environment to improve health, with particular emphasis on reducing health disparities.

The Centers for Law, Health & Society and the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law invite interested faculty and students to view selected video clips and discuss the impact of the built environment on health with law and science experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The session will be moderated by Professor Courtney Anderson.

Panel:

Courtney Anderson, JD/MPH (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Law
Georgia State University
College of Law

Montrece Ransom, JD
Senior Public Health Analyst
Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ken Rose, MPA (Invited)
Associate Director for Policy
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contact : Stacie Kershner

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Library Lunch & Learn

Noon - 1 pm - Faculty Conference Room
Join us for a series of lunch events designed to introduce you to or refresh your knowledge of research resources availble from the Law Library. Topic TBA. Contact : Pam Brannon, Faculty Services Librarian, 404-413-9128

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Library Lunch & Learn: ProQuest Legislative Resources

Noon - 1 pm - Faculty Conference Room
The Library Lunch and Learn series is a series of lunch events designed to introduce or refresh law faculty members' knowledge of research resources available from the Law Library. Join us on February 14th, when Pamela Cowart from ProQuest will show us around the vast array of federal legislative material available through ProQuest Congressional and ProQuest Legislative Insight! Contact : Pam Brannon, Faculty Services Librarian, 404-413-9128

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Professor Panel

Noon - 1 pm - Room 230

A panel of professors to answer students' questions on law school issue and also to give practical advice to use post-graduation.

Sponsored by Association of Women Law Student, Phi Alpha Delta and J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Contact : Sunny Rhymer

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Negotiation and the Arts: Sports & Entertainment Law Society

Noon - 1 pm - Room 100
Come hear from our panel of experts about the nuances of negotiating with and on behalf of artists in the Arts & Entertainment law field. Contact : Becki C. Lee

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Faculty Meeting

2:40 - 4:10 pm - Faculty Conf Room

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