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Join us for the June 19 Network Commons: “Advancing Health Equity Efforts in a Changing Policy Environment” at 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET

How can we promote health equity work within a changing policy environment? 

To watch the Network Commons
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This year, many organizations working to advance health equity find themselves in a new policy environment than in years before. Advocates may be unsure of how to navigate shifting national priorities, budget changes, and policy challenges.

Fortunately, we can to look to leaders forging ahead with their mission to advance health equity efforts for guidance—particularly those from the community development, public health, and healthcare sectors—amid this new policy landscape.


Howard Koh

David Lipsetz

Ellen Seidman

Doug Jutte

Doug Jutte







At our June 19th discussion, three leading experts with federal-level experience will share strategies and points of leverage for organizations and individuals who seek to continue their efforts to promote health equity. This discussion will be practical and interactive.

The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, will be joined by:

  • Howard Koh, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School, Former US Assistant Secretary of Health
  • David Lipsetz, Senior Fellow, Housing Assistance Council, Former Associate Administrator for Rural Housing and Community Facilities at USDA
  • Ellen Seidman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Former Director, U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision


It’s easy to attend Network Commons, even if you’ve never been to a live online discussion. Here’s how:

  • Register hereAfter registering, login information will be sent via email.
  • Log in on June 19 from 10:00am-11:00am PT / 1:00-2:00pm ET. The conversations will also be archived on our YouTube Channel if you are not able to catch it live.
  • Join the conversation before, during, or after the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetworkCommons.

Interested in learning more about efforts to advance health equity?


Launched in 2015, Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.

About the Author

Alison Moore

Alison Moore is the Project Assistant at the Build Healthy Places Network. She is a MCP/MPH candidate at UC Berkeley.