In this issue:
-NJDOH Commissioner on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
-NJPHA President on the Annual Meeting in October; &
-the impact of preemption on public health.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
This Conference is a collaboration between the New Jersey Public Health Association and the Rutgers University School of Public Health. The conference will bring local, state, and national public health leaders together to initiate a pragmatic dialogue addressing broad determinants of health and integrated solutions, and exhibiting the need for partnership and collective efforts towards provision of a fair and just opportunity for all New Jersians to be healthier.
This theme has been established to describe how health is linked to broader geospatial factors and community needs; to showcase a place-based needs approach that addresses social, and environmental factors impacting individual community health; and to discuss relevance of compatibility of the State and community health data as needed for making policies and developing programs aimed at removing barriers to health.
Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN
President-elect, American Public Health Association
“What is the Domain of Equitable Health and Why Address the Social Determinants of Health?”
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP
Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Director, Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness Institute
“Addressing Barriers to Health- One Zip Code at a Time.”
Valerie L. Mielke, MSW
Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
“Where Is the Place of Mental Health in Equitable Health?”
Abate Mammo, PhD
Director, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health
“Can We Rely on Currently Collected Data to Identify Clusters of Social Determinants That Can Be Used For the Place-based Approaches to Address the Health Issues?”
“Mapping and Placed-based Approaches to address social and environmental factors impacting community health”
“Legislators, Advocates, and Media
Alliance Towards Promoting Equitable Health”
Public Health continuing education contact hours and CHES credits are pending approval.
Flu activity is widespread in 48 US states and Puerto Rico, causing 53 pediatric deaths so far and high influenza-like illness activity levels in 42 states.
CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination at this time—there are still weeks of flu activity to come this season and more than one flu virus is circulating.
See the Digital Campaign Toolkit for various resources.
NJDOH collects information on Influenza-like Illness weekly from hospital emergency departments and long term care facilities, and also collects absenteeism information from schools. Click here to access the weekly Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report.
The New Jersey Department of Health’s September-October 2017 newsletter “Health Matters,” is available here.
President: Paschal Nwako
President-elect: Hansel Asmar
Immediate Past President: Kevin McNally
Vice President: Don Weinbaum
Second Vice President: Cynthia Golembeski
Secretary: Teresa Keeler
Treasurer: Oliver Lontok
Executive Board members at large