Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in Humanitarian Settings webinar series

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m. EDT

With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, refugee camps, war or natural disasters.

The renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health calls on all humanitarian and development actors to redouble their efforts and to work better together to build health and resilience among those living in these fragile and volatile circumstances.

Join us in a webinar to learn more about the pressing issues they face and to discuss a way forward to ensure they are able to survive, thrive and transform. This is the first in a webinar series — New Evidence to Bend the Curve of Progress for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health — that will explore the latest evidence and recommended interventions on how to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

• Welcome and introductions — Emanuele Capobianco, deputy executive director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
• Taking stock of the challenge to women's, children's and adolescents' health: Evidence to date and gaps
• Realities on the ground: Success and challenges in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health delivery (Country perspectives from Afghanistan and Syria)
• A call for action — Richard Horton, editor-in-chief, The Lancet
• Discussion
• Connecting all dots: The everywhere workstream — Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, chair of Every Woman, Every Child Everywhere

To register use the following link: action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/PMCH_webinar_series_2016_Humanitarian.html

FREE SBIRT Training of Trainers Seminar (Rutgers/DMHAS)

The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, in collaboration with the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is pleased to offer an exciting FREE Train-the-Trainers opportunity to disseminate "SBIRT" (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) to key stakeholders.

We are reaching out to preventionists, public health workers, educators, clinicians, policy makers, and ALL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS who can train, advocate, and champion the implementation of SBIRT as an evidence-based public health model to reduce the harmful effects of risky alcohol and drug use.

For additional information please click here for the flyer and here for the registration form.

SBIRT:Training of Trainers

Instructor: Alan Lyme, MSW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC
Date: Monday-Wednesday
10/24/16 - 10/26/16
9 am – 4 pm
Location: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies
Smithers Hall, Room 200
607 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions

Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions
Friday, October 14, 2016 3pm to 4pm EST

1.0 CM credit available

Please join members of Healthy Communities in Columbus, IN and ChangeLab Solutions for an introduction to two new resources to help communities start designing and building healthy streets.

In the Road Signs Pedcast (a “walking podcast”), you’ll hear from people on the ground who are building safe and active streets. Each episode discusses one transportation tool that promotes community health. In this first episode, learn about an approach to making existing streets safer—a road diet—with a story from Oakland, California. A Guide to Building Healthy Streets can help you turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the unique role public health staff can play during each step.

Register here!

Capacity Building Webinar Series Continues

Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
October 3
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Organizations are increasingly putting logic models to work to define, plan, implement and evaluate their efforts in ways that demonstrate impact to funding partners. Learn how to use logic models to effectively convey your vision for success to potential funders. The webinar will include:

• An overview of logic models
• Applying logic models in funding applications and evaluations
• Using SMART objectives

Sample logic model designs will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE! Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities

October 17
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Registration opening soon

Join OMHRC experts to hear about best practices in responding to federal funding opportunity announcements — as identified by federal partners — and where to find the latest funding opportunities.

For more information about this webinar series, including archived sessions, please contact the Office of Minority Health Resource Center at info@...<info@...> or 800-444-6472.

Celebrate World Environmental Health Day

This year's World Environmental Health Day theme is tobacco control and the National Environmental Health Association is focusing on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke.

  • Attached is our World EH Day Partner Toolkit and an abbreviated version is available online.
  • Join us for a partner kick off call on September 19 at 11:30 am MDT/1:30 pm EDT
  • Participate in the Twitter chat using #WorldEHDay at 1 pm MDT/3 pm EDT on September 26

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
NICHD has developed free health education materials in English and Spanish. The posters describe the signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and address the misconception that for all women, pregnancy and new motherhood can only be "the happiest time of your life." In addition, the action plan helps moms identify when and where to seek help, and the conversation starter postcard, specifically designed for a mom's support system, offers suggestions for communicating with a loved one about this issue.
Learn More and Order Free Materials

NJPHA 2016 Conference!

New Jersey Public Health Association Annual Conference

Topic: Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Friday October 14th, 2016

9am - 3pm
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837

Focus: Gun violence and public health.  How can public health partners collaborate to reduce gun violence in New Jersey’s communities?

Learning Objectives

  • To identify three public health best practices for reducing gun violence
  • To identify three non-public health partners important to building community support for implementing gun violence prevention/ reduction initiatives
  • To list three state or national legislative initiatives to reduce gun violence

Target Audience

Public health officials/leaders/educators/professionals, law enforcement, public policy advisors/leaders, community members interested in reducing gun violence, faith leaders, school leaders


Keynote speaker:  Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director, Defense Health Horizons, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - ‎The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Legislature: Senator Loretta Weinberg

Panel of experts from academia, community-based organizations, law enforcement, media, and public health

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-jersey-public-health-association-annual-conference-tickets-27514121478

Click the link below for the agenda


"M/CHES credits pending approval"

"Public Health CEs pending approval"

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!

This observance provides an opportunity to stress the value of vaccination across the lifespan. This year, the first week of August (August 1-7) will focus on adult immunizations.

For more information on specific chronic health conditions and vaccination, click the links below. These websites are also available in Spanish.