Healthy Communities Task Force


Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


Today’s meeting is co-hosted by DVRPC’s Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice

Registration, Coffee, and Networking


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Patty Elkis, PP, AICP, Director of Planning, DVRPC -and-

Christina Miller, MSS, Executive Director, Health Promotion Council and Co-chair, Healthy Communities Task Force

Presentations and Q&A

Case Study: Climate Change and Public Health Planning in Maryland

Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH, Director of the Environmental Health Bureau, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Climate Change and Public Health Planning in New Jersey

Kevin McNally, MBA, President, New Jersey Public Health Association

Climate Change and Health in Philadelphia: Preparing for a Hotter, Wetter Future

Jessica Caum, MA, MPH, CPH, Assistant Program Manager, Public Health Preparedness, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Be Active Break

Facilitated by Megan Valeski, West Chester University

Facilitated Discussion

What can your community do to protect public health in a changing climate?

Moderated by Shawn Megill Legendre, AICP, Senior Research Analyst, DVRPC

Lunch Available