This session highlighted policy solutions and opportunities for advancing a health equity agenda.
Speaker: Larry Cohen, Prevention Institute
Larry Cohen, Prevention, is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving community health and equity through effective primary prevention: systematic, comprehensive strategies to build resilience and to prevent illness and injury before they occur. Larry has helped to advance a deeper understanding of how community factors shape health outcomes and provides resources, conceptual frameworks, and tools to help communities address health inequities and prevent injuries, violence, and chronic disease. Prevention Institute has been deeply engaged in national strategy to incorporate a focus on and investment in prevention and community wellness as part of the health reform agenda and stimulus funding.