On December 6, the New York Fed, in partnership with Comunilife, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, held the first event in its Healthy Communities conference series. Titled, "New Sources of Place-based Capital to Improve the Upstream Social Determinants of Health," the event explored the relationship between health and community development strategies.
The event included a series of panels examining the intersection between health outcomes and other policy areas, such as housing and community development finance, as well as the role diverse stakeholders can play in promoting healthy communities. It also offered a closer look at the cross-sector strategies being implemented in the New York City area.
The event brought together leaders from across the non-profit, community development, housing and health sectors, including:
- Rosa Gil, Founder, President and CEO, Comunilife, Inc. and Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President, RWJ Barnabas
- Mitchell Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals
- Andrea Levere, President Emerita, Prosperity Now
- Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital
- Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Planning Association
Friday, December 6, 2019
2:30pm - 7:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY
This event was open to members of the public.
|3:00pm-3:10pm||Opening and Welcome Remarks
David Erickson, SVP & Head of Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Rosa Gil, Founder, President & CEO, Comunilife
|3:10pm-3:40pm||Panel One: Health & Community Development Investing in Neighborhoods
Moderator: Javier Silva, Senior Associate Director, Community Engagement, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President, RWJ Barnabas Health (NJ)
Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital
Abigail Suarez, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
|3:40pm-4:25pm||Panel Two: Anchor Strategies to Create Opportunities in Neighborhoods
Moderator: Ron Taylor, Officer, Diversity & Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Hector Batista, Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer, The City University of New York
Mitchell Katz, President & Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation
Tyler Norris, President, Well Being Trust
Julia Ryan, Vice President, Health Initiatives, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Plan Association
|4:25pm-5:40pm||Panel Three: Cross-Sector Strategies in a Place: The Bronx
Moderator: Dave Chokshi, MD, Chief Population Health Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation
Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO, BlocPower
Brian Bannon, The Merryl and James Tisch Director, New York Public Library
Antony Bugg-Levine, President & CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Marlene Cintron, President, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Gary Cunningham, President & CEO, Prosperity Now
Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan, President, Low Income Investment Fund
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, Clinical Professor of Global Health, New York University
Don Schwarz, MD, Senior Vice President, Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
|5:55pm-6:00pm||Wrap Up and Next Steps
Andrea Levere, President Emerita, Prosperity Now
This event was open to the media. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
NYC Health + Hospitals
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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