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NJPHA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“What Dictates Health - Is it Genetics or Zip Code?

 Health Equity, Research and Policy for a Healthier New Jersey

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard

Rutgers University

Newark, NJ

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.

Keynote speaker

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?”

           Distinguished Speakers

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?”

Panel 1

“Mapping and Placed-based Approaches to address social and environmental factors impacting community health”

Panel 2

“Legislators, Advocates, and Media

Alliance Towards Promoting Equitable Health”

Click here for Conference at a Glance and event flyer

Public Health continuing education contact hours and CHES credits are pending approval.

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-dictates-health-is-it-genetics-or-zip-code-tickets-49012660186

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Climate Change Policy in New Jersey
Advancing Opportunities to Make New Jersey Safer, Greener, Healthier,            and More Prosperous

​A conference hosted by the New Jersey Climate

Adaptation Alliance

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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New Jersey Public Health Association
In collaboration with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Presents its

2017 Annual Conference

Prevention of Brain Injuries
October 23, 2017

Visit the Annual Conference page for more details

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This is a day long workshop before the APHA conference in November on how to evaluate public health programs. The steps and standards of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation will be utilized as a systematic process to conducting evaluations.

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Emerging Issues in Tobacco UseTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will discuss the current landscape on tobacco use and address emerging issues in tobacco misuse and prevention. It will feature experts from SAMHSA and the CDC, as well as NPW partner Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/aw7y9kj6ybk&eom

Opioid Addiction and PreventionWednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will discuss the growing issue of opioid addiction and how partner engagement can support prevention efforts. It will feature SAMHSA and state prevention experts, and NPW partner, American Society for Addiction Medicine.

Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/749hzwn4sivd&eom

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Plan4Health: Nutrition webinar:  Tuesday, May 9

Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Presenters will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies that improve access to food and beverage options.

Objectives

·       Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on access to healthy food and beverages.

·       Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental change related to nutrition.

Date: May 9

Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: https://ampublichealthassoc.adobeconnect.com/_a1127126520/seminars/

Please use your computer audio

Moderator:       Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Past APHA President

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Presenters:   Aaron Mondada   Idaho Plan4Health Coalition

                       Melissa Oden  Plan4Health Tarrant County

Accreditation Webinar: Thursday, May 18

National voluntary public health accreditation is designed to establish a standard for the provision of governmental public health services available to all residents of the United States. This past year, the CDC and APHA provided funding to 6 APHA Affiliates to implement accreditation readiness activities with local, state, tribal and/or territorial health departments. Join us to learn more about the activities and work being conducted in GA, OH, TX, and UT.

Objectives:

·       Provide an overview of current accreditation readiness activities

·       Discuss successes, challenges, and opportunities

·       Discuss needs for PI resources and assistance to health departments that are not seeking accreditation

 Date: May 18

Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ET

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Rutgers School of Public Health announces its 22nd Annual Public Health Symposium; Communicating the SCIENCE of Public Health - A Critical Skill in Challenging Times.

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Register Now | February 21, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood glucose and type 2 diabetes screening. Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes screening and prevention. We’ll discuss:

  • Provider referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs
  • Medicare’s focus on diabetes prevention programs

You’ll also hear from a federally qualified health center in Texas that has improved rates of screening and referral for adults with prediabetes who are at risk for diabetes.

Register today!

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