Sustainability of Health Initiatives through Policy Change Webinar

When:  Mar 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Save the date! The “Sustainability of Health Initiatives through Policy Change” Webinar is next Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2pm-3pm EST. This is a public webinar, so please feel free to forward or share this information with your partners.

Webinar Description:
This year we are shifting our focus to sustainability. One of the most difficult parts of a community health initiative is ensuring its sustainability. In this webinar, we’ll look at how to solidify and enculturate sustainability through policy and systemic changes. We’ll share some strategies on how to encourage local government officials to see ‘health in all policies’ in decision making and how to involve the community in the advocacy process. Joining us are health policy experts: Anita Chandra, director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment, and Elyse Jardine, program manager of Institute for Public Health Innovation and HCCC representative of Danville, Virginia.

The speakers:

  • Anita Chandra, director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment. Prior to her position as JIE director, she served as director of RAND's Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department. She also continues to lead studies on civic well-being and urban planning; community resilience and long-term disaster recovery; effects of military deployment; health in all policies; and child health and development. Throughout her career, Chandra has engaged government and nongovernmental partners to consider cross-sector solutions for improving community well-being and to build more robust systems and evaluation capacity.
  • Elyse Jardine, program manager of Institute for Public Health Innovation. With six years of experience in community engagement, grant writing, and nonprofit management, Elyse has engaged in a variety of efforts ranging from strategic planning, community based participatory research, curriculum and training design, large scale special event planning, and extensive data analysis. Prior to IPHI, Elyse was a Fellow at the Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) where she was the inaugural lead on a regional self-image improvement initiative—conducting research and exploring the link between emotional attachment to one’s community and economic impact. During this time, Elyse also worked with the Villages Initiative, Neighborhoods of Opportunity, The Health Collaborative, DRF Summer interns and participated in the Funders’ Network Federal Reserve and Philanthropy workgroup within the Old Industrial Cities program.

If you have any further questions, email us at We look forward to seeing you then!



Online Instructions:


David Richards