2018 National Planning Conference

Revitalizing Older Neighborhoods: Improving Health Outcomes

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:45 a.m. - noon CDT

Location: 222

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188202


  • How to address important health and socioeconomic issues through neighborhood planning .
  • How to leverage partnerships and discover creative funding sources
  • How to identify early-implementation items for short-term wins and continued momentum


The City of Henderson, Nevada, applied for and was awarded a $60,000 Invest Health grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund. The grant allowed the city to explore a broad range of ideas, including increasing access to nutritious food, expanding access to preventive health care, promoting active-transportation and housing-rehabilitation efforts; and ultimately creating an action plan at the neighborhood level. The initiative focused on one of Henderson's oldest and most vulnerable areas – the Pittman Neighborhood. The resulting Pittman Neighborhood Revitalization Plan serves as a catalyst for reinvestment and redevelopment in the area. This case study will explore addressing important health and socioeconomic issues at the neighborhood level, leveraging community resources, and finding creative funding sources and innovative partnerships to kick start implementation efforts.

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Session Speakers

Joselyn Cousins
San Francisco, CA

Stephanie G. Vause, AICP
City of Henderson
Henderson, NV

Brian Maddox
Clearinghouse CDFI
Las Vegas, NV

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