Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Last Updated: June 12, 2012

Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

"The Department of Public Health embraces design as a pathway to address social and environmental conditions that contribute to ill health, and aims to replace those conditions with a new norm in which physical activity, safe recreation and healthy eating will become the easy choice for all residents of Los Angeles County. To maximize health benefits, schools should be designed to provide adequate space and amenities for healthy breakfast and lunch and physical education for students and to be a fitness resource to community members during non-school hours.

Consumption of healthier school meals can be encouraged through strategies such as gradual changes in menu options, more prominent placement of fruits and vegetables, increased signage, and presentation techniques to improve the visual appeal of healthier products. Siting schools near residential neighborhoods (and a healthy distance from sources of pollution such as freeways or industrial facilities) helps promote physical activity, including walking or biking to and from school, while supporting smart growth and stronger communities, and avoiding adverse impacts on neighborhood traffic patterns." - Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., M.A.

On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear how leading design professionals are evolving the scope of their professional practice to enhance social, cultural and economic value.

Learn how to develop new tools, strategies and opportunities to achieve success in today's shifting economy.

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Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., M.A.
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Professor, Health Services and Pediatrics, UCLA School of Public Health

Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., M.A. has contributed to the field of public health for more than 30 years and has served in a variety of essential leadership positions. For the past 14 years, Dr. Fielding has led the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as Director and Health Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all public health functions including surveillance and control of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, and health protection (including against bioterrorism) for the County's 9.8 million residents. He directs a staff of nearly 4,000 with an annual budget exceeding $850 million. Dr. Fielding also serves as Commissioner of the First 5 L.A. Commission, which aims to improve the health and development of children 5 years of age and under. He is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Fielding Chairs the HHS Secretary's expert advisory group on the 2020 Healthy People Project, Chairs the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force, is Editor of the Annual Review of Public Health and serves on the Board of the American Legacy Foundation. He is a Presidential appointee and founding member of the national Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

Dr. Fielding has authored over 175 original articles, commentaries and editorials on public health issues. His current research interests include health impact assessment and forecasting future health. He received his Medical Doctors and Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and his MBA from Wharton School of Business.

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
(213) 639-0764
will[@]aialosangeles.org

Last updated: 10-Jan-2013 04:29 AM
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