On September 3, two Humphrey School alumni participated in the Mind Opener series event: How Urban Design Can Affect a Community’s Health. This series is presented by the Citizens’ League of Minnesota.
The content of the conversation included how social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that affect health outcomes and are the underlying, contributing factors of health inequities. In addition to educational attainment, employment, and healthy community relationships, physical geography is a crucial social determinant of health.
Amanda Koonjbeharry, MPP ‘12 and Cameran Bailey, MURP ‘16 were a part of the panel. Cameran serves the public as a Regional Solar & Environmental Planner at the Metropolitan Council, where he provides policy, planning, and technical support to all metro region communities. Amanda is the Citizens League’s Director of Public Policy. In this role, she leads all efforts related to developing and advancing policy recommendations with the Citizens League’s members and partners.