Recently Dr. Richard Jackson visited Boise as a featured guest for the Creating Healthy Communities Summit and I was lucky enough to grab him for an interview on Building a Greener Idaho. Presented by High Five! Children’s Health Collaborative, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, St. Alphonsus, COMPASS, Idaho Smart Growth, the YMCA, City of Boise Parks & Rec and others, the Creating Healthy Communities Summit brought together professionals from the health, planning, development, transportation, education, business, and governmental sectors to discuss the issue of how to design and create urban, suburban, and rural infrastructure that facilitates healthy lifestyles.
Dr. Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest, State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is host of a 2012 public television special series titled Designing Healthy Communities.
Tune in Tuesday, May 6th at 3:00 pm on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM for our discussion with Dr. Jackson regarding his silo-busting, happiness, and imagining more healthy communities. As Richard’s Boise tour guide, our Executive Producer “Scot Something to Say” joined me for the conversation.
Click the link below to listen to the full podcast of our interview.