APHA is excited to announce the launch of National Public Health Week 2017!
This year’s campaign will take place April 3-9, 2017 and is themed “Healthiest Nation 2030.” Visit the website to view this year’s brochure and sign-up for updates. And be sure to follow on Twitter for the latest news.
As part of this year’s campaign, APHA will once again be leading a challenge to encourage communities to get physically active. APHA’s 1Billion Steps Challenge is easy to join and a great way to improve your health while having fun! You can create and lead your own team! Attending the APHA Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the NPHW booth, #2216A, to learn more about NPHW 2017, sign-up for updates and get your free NPHW swag! Join us in celebrating public health as we work to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.
Sincerely, Kimberly Moore Smith Director, Affiliate Affairs
The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) LEAP: Lupus Education and Awareness for Patients, Professionals and Providers Program will offer a webinar on tobacco use and lupus entitled Lasso Tobacco before Lupus Strikes at 11:30 am EST on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 featuring Emily Kohler, RDH, CTTS, CPT, who is the Tobacco Program Manager for the Big Bend Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Rob Thomas, DrPH, EdD, MBA, Executive Director & CEO of Big Bend AHEC and Big Bend Rural Health Network.
The purpose of the webinar is to increase the lupus health knowledge and awareness of health educators, public health professionals and primary care providers. This webinar is a part of the educational offerings of the DHPE LEAP: Lupus Education Webinar Series. One free continuing education unit is offered for this webinar.
Registration Link for Tobacco and Lupus Webinar:
Thank you for your support of the LEAP Program. For additional information about the LEAP Program, visit the website at www.bit.ly/dhpelupus.
Climate Change and Occupational Safety & Health Webinar
Thursday, January 12 2017
11:00 AM-12:30 PM CST
Sponsored by APHA ENVIRONMENT & OHS sections
Co-sponsored by the NIOSH ERC CEO programs
Contact hours: 1.5
Please register for the session at no cost at:
Please click the link below for the Surgeon General's report on E-Cigarettes.
The Winter 2017 issue of NJPHA's newsletter features a column from the NJ Commissioner of Health on the Department's #kNOwLEAD campaign, plus 2 articles on NJPHA's Annual Conference in October and an article on public health data in the U.S. Supreme Court. newsletter_winter17
Set up your calendars to join CDC and NBC News Health for the 4th annual Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat on December 7, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT. This year’s theme is “Cook. Chill. Don’t Get Ill”.
How You Can Help:
Below are promotional messages that you can share through your social media channels to invite others to participate. We would appreciate your support in participation and getting the word out via your networks. Please join us using the hashtag #CDCFoodChat.
Sample Facebook posts:
- Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Talk with CDC food safety experts and @NBCNewsHealth about tips for safe and healthy holiday meals. Send questions on Twitter using #CDCFoodChat December 7 from 2-3PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
- Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Tweet with CDC #FoodSafety experts and NBC News Health about tips for safe and healthy holiday meals. Mark your calendars for #CDCFoodChat on Wednesday, December 7 at 2 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
- Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Join CDC experts, NBC News Health, and food-smart connoisseurs to learn how to keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season. Send questions on Twitter using #CDCFoodChat Wednesday, December 7 from 2-3 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
Sample Twitter posts:
- Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Learn #FoodSafety tips during #CDCFoodChat Wed, 12/7 from 2-3 PM ET go.usa.gov/x8aPr
- Having a holiday party? Learn #FoodSafety tips during #CDCFoodChat Wed, 12/7 from 2-3 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
· Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Join #CDCFoodChat Wed, Dec 7, 2PM w/ @CDC_eHealth, @CDC_NCEZID, & @NBCNewsHealth go.usa.gov/x8aPr
The Fall 2016 Public Health Seminar Series’ next presentation:
“Communicable Disease: Public Health Response and Investigation”
Presenter: Sonya E. Frontin, MPH
Date: November 22, 2016
Place: Rutgers School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Classroom Registration is done through the NJLMN . Click the following links to register:
Click the following link to view online
This presentation will begin with a review of Public Health and its structure at the federal; state and local level. The New Jersey Department of Health- Communicable Disease Service works closely with local county and municipal health departments and how that is done will be explained. There will be a review of the roles and responsibilities that guide reporting and investigation of communicable diseases throughout the state of New Jersey. The presentation will close with a review of a case study of a Campylobacteriosis outbreak investigation at a residential school in New Jersey- reviewing the guidelines used in communicable disease investigation.
Please see attachment for more details
1.5 - CEU/CHES/MCHES/NCH
We look forward to seeing many of you in Denver, but know that some of you cannot attend the meeting. For those that are unable to attend, APHA Live will allow you to participate virtually and tune in to eight sessions. APHA Live features speakers like Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and CDC Director Tom Frieden.
Registration includes live broadcasts, on-demand viewing for up to one year and continuing education credits. Click below for more details and to register to be a part of the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo.