Be a Culture of Health Leader

The Culture of Health Leaders Program is pleased to announce that the Call for Applications for the 2017 cohort is now open.  Register at to access the application system. A copy of the application is attached. APA is one of the national partners supporting the program.

The application process closes at 3:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 15. All application materials, including the required video and references, must be submitted in the online application system by the deadline.

Please consider attending the upcoming optional webinar for applicants interested in the Culture of Health Leaders Program:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (3:30-4:30 p.m. ET)

Registration is required: Register.

Additional information about the Culture of Health Leaders Program is available at Culture of Health Leaders website and at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's website.

Co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth Action, the Culture of Health Leaders Program is one of four leadership development programs designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with national partners, to advance the next generation of leaders committed to equity and better health.

Public Health Seminar Series

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

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:

Click the link below for the agenda


"M/CHES credits pending approval"

"Public Health CEs pending approval"

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!

Public Health Advocacy Workshop May 19

WHAT: How Do We Advocate to Improve Health? An interactive learning session to improve our ability to make positive changes for health in our communities.

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

WHERE: Mercer County College

WHO: Public Health Professionals, Community advocates, and all who are interested in advancing policy changes to improve health Continuing education credits available for Health Officers, Environmental Health Specialists, Health Educators and other NJ licensed public health professionals.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON NJLMN. Speakers to include an NJ state Legislator and experienced lobbyists and advocates. Please see details in the documents attached.

This meeting is approved for 6.25 Public Health CE credits.  CHES credits are pending.  If you want to received CE credits for attending the workshop, you need to both register on NJLMN and complete and send in the attached registration form.  Registration on NJLMN alone will not register you for the meeting.

Advocacy Meeting agenda final


PHACE registration form - final


State of New Jersey Innovation Model (SIM) Design Project Healthy NJ 2020 Regional Meetings

Healthy New Jersey 2020 BannerThe New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a series of Healthy NJ 2020 regional meetings, convened by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP), on behalf of the State of New Jersey Innovation Model (SIM) Design Project. The goals of these regional meetings are to advance the Healthy NJ 2020 initiative by convening NJ Department of Health (DOH) grantees, local public health agencies and community stakeholders to assess the impact, value, and success of health improvement activities taking place statewide, and identify opportunities for acceleration or course correction.