New Course! Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

HIANew Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (njhic.rutgers.edu) announces a NEW Professional Training course, offered through Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education. Many decisions made in sectors like housing, transportation, energy, land use and education can have profound impacts on community and individual health. Health Impact Assessments (HIA) can aid professionals by projecting potential health impacts before final decisions are made, providing evidence-based recommendations that can actively promote health, prevent diseases and/or injuries, and lead to significant economic benefits. Join other professionals in learning when and how to use this innovative tool to enhance projects, policies and programs to create healthier communities. Interested in learning more? Go to: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/brochures/intros/health-assessment.html

December 2, 2015: Building a Culture of Health in NJ Conference by Rutgers!

Date & time: December 2, 2015; 9am - 3pm

Location: Pines Manor at Edison, NJ

Information and registration: Building a Culture of Health in NJ

Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey means creating changes that will surround kids and families in every community with opportunities to make healthy choices. We will discuss how health is linked to health care; how policy and environment changes can better support children, family and community life; how equity is connected to opportunity; and how private and public decision-making impacts health. This conference will explore how New Jersey must balance the cost, benefits and effectiveness of treatment and prevention to improve the health of all residents

Awards

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Call for Public Health Awards

Every year at the Annual Meeting New Jersey Public Health Association recognizes public health champions and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the cause of health of the public in New Jersey. We invite you to nominate your candidate(s) for the following awards.

Dennis J. Sullivan Award: The New Jersey Public Health Association's Highest Award. Established in 1976 and named after Dennis J. Sullivan who was a health officer who dedicated his life to improving the public health of New Jersey.

Lloyd M. Felmly Award: Presented to an individual for outstanding contribution in the media to the cause of public health in New Jersey. Established in 1976 named after Lloyd M. Felmly, Editor, of the Newark Evening News and a friend of public health.

Dr. Ezra Mundy Hunt Award: Presented to an individual for outstanding service and leadership to the cause of public health. Established in 1995 and named after Dr. Ezra Mundy Hunt, a pioneer in 19th Century public health in New Jersey.

Ronald Altman Award: Presented to a student for outstanding work in a health-related course of study. Established in 1995 and named after Dr. Ronald Altman, former New Jersey State epidemiologist.

Please send a letter of nomination and contact information for both yourself and the nominee to the attention of Dr. Jim Brown at drjameswbrown@gmail.com by Friday, September 4, 2015.

Awards will be presented at the New Jersey Public Health Association's Annual Conference on October 9, 2015 at the Rutgers University at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

December 2, 2015: New Jersey Non-Profit Conference

Power, Purpose, Performance: Non-Profits Growing a Thriving Garden State
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:00AM
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

The "must-attend" conference for New Jersey Non-Profits

  • Highlighting the power and positive impact of New Jersey non-profits
  • Cutting-edge plenary discussions
  • Valuable breakout sessions in philanthropy, advocacy, leadership, trends, technology and more
  • Insight and creativity-sharing among diverse leaders and champions of non-profits
  • Ideas to energize and inspire
  • Networking, Networking, Networking!

For more information: NJ Center for Non-profits 2015 Conference

October 8 & 15, 2015 Rutgers Health Impact Assessment Course

October 8 , 2015; 9:00am-3:00pm; University Inn & Conference Center; 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901    October 8th: Health Impact Assessment

 October 15, 2015; 9:00am-3:00pm; Rutgers Eco Complex; 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 October 15th: Health Impact Assessment

 In this session, the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (NJHIC) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making.

NJPHA 2015-16 Strategic Plan document available

2015 E-board strategic planning retreat

2015 E-board strategic planning retreat

In recent months, the NJPHA Executive Board  been working on a Strategic Plan to guide the activities of NJPHA for the next two years.  At its June meeting, the Board formally adopted the 2015-16 NJPHA Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan includes goals and objectives that are intended both to strengthen NJPHA as an organization and to fulfill our mission to “advocate and advance public health in New Jersey.”  In order to achieve these goals, we will need the active participation of NJPHA’s members in implementation of the Plan.  We invite you to join us.  If you are interested in participating in the committees working on any of these objectives, please contact Kevin McNally, President-Elect at  kmcnally3@comcast.net.

NJPHA STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-16

Nicotine-free video competition!

The nonprofit Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) is in a video competition to win $10,000! All you need to do is to click on the link to the YouTube video and watch it - only 40 seconds!  The videos with the most full views go on to the semi-finals.  Voting ends at Noon on Monday July 6 at Noon.  They need over 1,000 views, so please watch it!