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HEZ Learning Community

November 18, 2022 : 8:30 am 4:00 pm

Registration is now open for the November 2022 HEZ Learning Community

  • November 18, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Rhode Island College located at 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue in Providence, RI.  

Space for the Learning Community is limited so please register now.  Additional location information and parking details will be sent to all registrants prior to the Learning Community.

Workshops include but are not limited to:

1. Measuring Community Empowerment Through Collective Impact
Join us to share your expertise and lend your voice in determining how as we develop the framework for measuring the innovative work we are all engaged in through HEZ.

2. Straw Bale Gardening: Perfect for Urban Areas
Communities throughout RI are turning to urban agriculture as an option to increase their access to healthy, nutritious, and low-cost produce. Many of the vacant sites available were previously home to industrial and commercial operations resulting in potentially contaminated soil. A Straw Bale Garden is a safe and effective way to turn this abandoned land into a new community asset. Participants will learn about this revolutionary affordable gardening method that works where there is no soil, like in parking lots, or where soil is contaminated.

3. Our Neighbors: Understanding the Refugee Population
Join members of the Refugee Dream Center to learn more about the integration, successes, and needs of the refugee population in Rhode Island. Hear how you and your organization can assist, advocate, raise awareness for the successful integration of refugees into American society.

4. How RIDOH uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and geospatial data to support the Health Equity Zone initiative.
Measuring Neighborhood Health Equity Successes | Metrics that Matter
RIDOH is working to affect change in our Health Equity Zones by utilizing contemporary GIS resources which rely on GIS mapping, interactive dynamic data visualization. and examination of the social determinants of health. GIS is the perfect environment to put your data-to-action and concentrate on capacity building to bring about a healthier environment in which to live. Please join RIDOH GIS Manager, Jay Metzger, and Health Equity Institute GIS Lead, Chuck Gurney, as they discuss the Health Equity road ahead.