NJPHA 2016 Conference!


New Jersey Public Health Association Annual Conference

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

Special guest speaker: New Jersey Commissioner of Health Cathleen Bennett –               “The State of Public Health in New Jersey”

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-jersey-public-health-association-annual-conference-tickets-27514121478

"M/CHES credits pending approval"

"Public Health CEs pending approval"

Celebrate World Environmental Health Day

This year's World Environmental Health Day theme is tobacco control and the National Environmental Health Association is focusing on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke.

  • Attached is our World EH Day Partner Toolkit and an abbreviated version is available online.
  • Join us for a partner kick off call on September 19 at 11:30 am MDT/1:30 pm EDT
  • Participate in the Twitter chat using #WorldEHDay at 1 pm MDT/3 pm EDT on September 26

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
NICHD has developed free health education materials in English and Spanish. The posters describe the signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and address the misconception that for all women, pregnancy and new motherhood can only be "the happiest time of your life." In addition, the action plan helps moms identify when and where to seek help, and the conversation starter postcard, specifically designed for a mom's support system, offers suggestions for communicating with a loved one about this issue.
Learn More and Order Free Materials

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!