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Tuesday, March 12 • 9:30am - 11:00am
There is no wealth without mental health

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Poverty is an overwhelming risk factor for poor mental health. Healthy communities often focus on the connection between physical health and place. Far fewer have connected place to mental, emotional and behavioral well-being. Local efforts from Oakland to Baltimore illustrate the community-wide health equity benefits of cross-sector partnerships – such as trauma-informed systems, reduction of community-level stresses and strategies to address the opioid epidemic.


Laura Choi

Research Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Laura Choi is research manager in Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where she examines policy and practice related to the expansion of economic opportunity for lower-income individuals and communities. She is the co-editor of the Community Development... Read More →


Sana Chehimi

Director or Policy and Advocacy, Prevention Institute
Sana leads Prevention Institute’s federal engagement and partnership outreach efforts by directing the organization’s policy and advocacy portfolio, aimed at supporting upstream prevention policies and investments to advance health, safety, wellbeing, and health equity. As part... Read More →

Dr. Larissa Estes

Manager, Community Partnerships, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Dept Comm Health and Engagement
Larissa J. Estes, DrPH is the manager of community partnerships at USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO), Department of Community Health and Engagement. At BCHO, Larissa cultivates and maintains community partnerships associated with several health equity programs including... Read More →

George Kleb

Executive Director, Housing & Community Development, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
George Kleb is the executive director for Housing and Community Development at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. Employed at Bon Secours since 1987, he is responsible for the overall administration, direction and operations of all housing programs of the Bon Secours Baltimore including... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT