HPRG: CDC role in healthy places
Dr. Howard Frumkin, director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will join the Healthy Places Research Group on Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 - 9 a.m.. He will talk about the CDC's role in "Healthy Places."
Healthy Places is a term that refers to buildings, neighborhoods, and even entire metropolitan areas. It explores how we can plan for, design, and build places that promote good health, support community values, and restore vitality to communities.
HPRG is a collaborative effort involving Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, Georgia Tech's College of Architecture, and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development. It also involves professionals from the CDC, researchers, students, and others interested in exploring the co-relationship between the built environment and the health of communities.
The HPRG meets once a month to discuss issues and exchange information pertaining to health research and policy, community design, and architecture. Participation is open to anyone interested in exploring the characteristics and advancement of healthy places.