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2014 North Texas Health Forum

2014 North Texas Health Forum

The Built Environment, Lifestyle and Health

Our purpose is to inform the community of the impact of the built environment on lifestyle and health and the potential for creating improvement in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas.


How can individuals and communities become healthier?

An important factor in our physical and mental health, and the prevention of illness and chronic disease, is our environment – the places where we live, work and play. Communities that are designed to support and encourage healthy lifestyles provide opportunities and an environment for healthy living, physical activity and healthy eating. 

The built environment refers to the community infrastructure, including buildings, roads, sidewalks, parks and other spaces for physical activity, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, workplaces and other man-made areas where we live. 

Attendees at this interactive, two-day conference will hear national and local speakers sharing best practices for creating healthier environments, and will help develop recommendations for moving to the next level in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

This event is free and open to the community.However, space is limited so please register below!



Forum Schedule


2:30-3:15 PM Student Session: A Conversation with the Keynote Speaker Students from UNT Health Science Center and surrounding universities will have the opportunity to interact with the keynote speaker.  Please note this session is for students only.
6:00 - 9:00 PM Keynote Presentation The keynote speaker will deliver the presentation with a buffet reception following.  This event is open to the general public.


8:00 AM General Session Attendees will hear from subject matter experts in the field of the built environment and be shown examples of the influence of the built environment.  Small workgroups will be challenged to develop examples of applying the principles of the built environment to local communities.This event is open to the general public.


Organizer UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, Midwest TxAPA, AIA FW, ULI North Texas


Thu, Apr. 10 - Fri, Apr. 11, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


UNT Health Science Center Campus
1000 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Medical Education & Training Building (MET)

Building #13 (see map below)