Program Manager

Email: Rob_at_preventioninstitute_dot_org

Robert Baird works at the nexus of health equity and land use planning.  At Prevention Institute, he helps facilitate the Healthy, Equitable, Active Land, Use (HEALU) Network, as well as outreach and engagement efforts related to the Water Resilience and Stormwater Expenditure plans in Los Angeles County.  His experience includes work in community-based organizations and government-sector Planning and Public Health agencies, on topics that include active transportation, food access and nutrition, gentrification and displacement, health impact assessments (HIA), form-based zoning and performance zoning. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, Rob managed the development of pedestrian plans at the PLACE (Policies for Livable Active Communities and Environments) Program in the LA County Department of Public Health. While a policy analyst at Community Health Councils, he co-authored A Step Toward a Healthier South Los Angeles in Cityscape. Rob earned a Master of Planning degree from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.