NJPHA 2016 Conference!

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New Jersey Public Health Conference will be held Friday, October 14th 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn 50 Raritan Center Parkway Edison New Jersey 08837. The Theme is, “Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue”

Stay tuned for registration information and conference details!

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.

Salud America! Get Free Tools for Healthy Change Webinar, July 19 at 11 am CST

You're invited to join a free Salud America! webinar at 11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, to get tools you can use to make a healthy change for Latino kids.

The webinar will explore available resources, data, maps, case studies, and other tools that make it easy for you to start a healthy change to reduce Latino childhood obesity in your community.

The webinar will feature experts from Community Commons, an online platform with free technology-enhanced tools to support change, and Dr. Amelie Ramirez, an internationally renowned Latino health expert from Salud America!, a Latino childhood obesity prevention network with an online platform on Community Commons, which inspires and empowers people to create healthy change.

Parents, teachers, school officials, community leaders, organizations, healthcare workers, and others interested are invited to join the webinar.

Register now for the webinar!

The Year of Clinical Trial Diversity

The FDA's Office of Minority Health has declared 2016 to be "The Year of Clinical Trial Diversity"!

FDA OMH has been developing new resources to help promote diversity in clinical trials. This is important because sometimes minorities may respond differently to medical products. If participation remains low, disparities may continue to exist because of lack of available information about differences in response to treatments- particularly for diseases where minorities are adversely impacted.

They have developed a communications toolkit (see link below) to help you become a "Clinical Trials Champion" in sharing this important message with your community. The attached toolkit contains draft social media messages, sample email/newsletter and blog, and graphics to help promote these efforts.

Commissioner Rob Califf, M.D. dedicated 2016 to improving minority participation in clinical trials. For more information about this initiative, please contact Jovonni Spinner at jovonni.spinner@fda.hhs.gov.

The videos and resources are available here:

Clinical Trials Stakeholder Communications Toolkit_FINAL

Public Health Nurse Scholarship to attend APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

The Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association invites BSN students who plan to engage in PHN practice, Graduate nursing students with a public health concentration, or Early Career Professional nurses in the field of public health (within 3 years of completion of degree) to submit an application to become a recipient of a PHN Scholarship to provide $500.00 to assist in attendance at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.