Dr. Richard Jackson was a speaker at the Creating Healthy Communities Summit back in May 2014 which 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. The Creating Healthy Communities Summit is happening again in Boise April 20-21 and we wanted to share Dr. Jackson’s insights with our listeners as the summit is taking place again.
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 for the discussion with Dr. Jackson regarding his silo-busting, happiness, and imagining more healthy communities.