Purpose Built Communities and the Role of Public Health (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

12 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 31, 2021.

Training Overview

During this webinar, we will discuss the causes and impact of poverty as well as the role of public health in building cross-sectoral partnerships to improve social determinants of health.  We will discuss the Purpose Built Community approach to building healthier communities and more equitable neighborhoods and the impact COVID-19 is having on the community development strategies.  

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu.

About the Trainer

Carol Redmond Naughton is the Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving racial equity, economic mobility and health outcomes in communities across the country.

Purpose Built works to improve neighborhoods so that they become platforms that support families working to improve their lives.   Building on the framework developed during the revitalization of Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, Purpose Built Communities works with local leaders to help them plan, implement and sustain holistic neighborhood revitalization initiatives that create healthy neighborhoods that include broad, deep and permanent pathways to prosperity for low income families. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the connection between poverty and place, the causes of concentrated poverty and the impact of toxic stress on brains and bodies
  • Understand the Purpose Built Communities approach to community development
  • Identify roles that government public health workers can play to build cross-sectoral partnerships to improve the social determinants of health
  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 on community development strategies.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Purpose Built Communities and the Role of Public Health (On-demand webinar)
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