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
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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Join the Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, and APHA for a discussion about the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective. Webinar attendees will be able to identify targets for intervention and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home. Register at:
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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m. EDT
With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, refugee camps, war or natural disasters.
The renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health calls on all humanitarian and development actors to redouble their efforts and to work better together to build health and resilience among those living in these fragile and volatile circumstances.
Join us in a webinar to learn more about the pressing issues they face and to discuss a way forward to ensure they are able to survive, thrive and transform. This is the first in a webinar series — New Evidence to Bend the Curve of Progress for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health — that will explore the latest evidence and recommended interventions on how to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.
• Welcome and introductions — Emanuele Capobianco, deputy executive director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
• Taking stock of the challenge to women's, children's and adolescents' health: Evidence to date and gaps
• Realities on the ground: Success and challenges in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health delivery (Country perspectives from Afghanistan and Syria)
• A call for action — Richard Horton, editor-in-chief, The Lancet
• Connecting all dots: The everywhere workstream — Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, chair of Every Woman, Every Child Everywhere
The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, in collaboration with the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is pleased to offer an exciting FREE Train-the-Trainers opportunity to disseminate "SBIRT" (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) to key stakeholders.
We are reaching out to preventionists, public health workers, educators, clinicians, policy makers, and ALL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS who can train, advocate, and champion the implementation of SBIRT as an evidence-based public health model to reduce the harmful effects of risky alcohol and drug use.
For additional information please click here for the flyer and here for the registration form.
SBIRT:Training of Trainers
Instructor: Alan Lyme, MSW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC
10/24/16 - 10/26/16
9 am – 4 pm
Location: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies
Smithers Hall, Room 200
607 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions
Friday, October 14, 2016 3pm to 4pm EST
1.0 CM credit available
Please join members of Healthy Communities in Columbus, IN and ChangeLab Solutions for an introduction to two new resources to help communities start designing and building healthy streets.
In the Road Signs Pedcast (a “walking podcast”), you’ll hear from people on the ground who are building safe and active streets. Each episode discusses one transportation tool that promotes community health. In this first episode, learn about an approach to making existing streets safer—a road diet—with a story from Oakland, California. A Guide to Building Healthy Streets can help you turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the unique role public health staff can play during each step.
Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Organizations are increasingly putting logic models to work to define, plan, implement and evaluate their efforts in ways that demonstrate impact to funding partners. Learn how to use logic models to effectively convey your vision for success to potential funders. The webinar will include:
• An overview of logic models
• Applying logic models in funding applications and evaluations
• Using SMART objectives
Sample logic model designs will be provided.
SAVE THE DATE! Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Registration opening soon
Join OMHRC experts to hear about best practices in responding to federal funding opportunity announcements — as identified by federal partners — and where to find the latest funding opportunities.
For more information about this webinar series, including archived sessions, please contact the Office of Minority Health Resource Center at info@...<info@...> or 800-444-6472.
Two New Jersey communities, Camden and Jersey City, are among the 50 cities nationwide have been selected to participate in this initiative. Click here for more information.
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