The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.
Last in the 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Behavioral Health of Children and Families in Rural Communities.
More information will be available at http://ruralbehavioralhealth.org/events closer to the broadcast date.
The 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series will provide resources and information on innovative approaches to address rural community behavioral health. These approaches are embedded in a public health framework that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how they impact behavioral health and well-being. Through these webinars participants will learn about strategies to create and sustain services and supports that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues and promote a good quality of life for an entire community. The webinar series provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts and is intended to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, knowledge exchange, and information sharing.
Join us to explore the key role of physical activity to improve your patients’ health. The National Physical Activity Plan will be our framework for using physical activity in the prevention, management, and treatment of obesity and related health conditions. We have an exciting line up of speakers from near and far, including the following and more:
• Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General (invited)
• Dr. Robert Sallis, Kaiser Permanente, Founder – Exercise Is Medicine
• Dr. Liz Joy, Intermountain Healthcare, President of ACSM
• Dr. Eddie Phillips, Harvard Medical School, Founder-Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
• Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University, National Physical Activity Plan
• Experts from national and local YMCAs
This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities. The Academy includes plenary sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities. Workshops will provide skill-building and best practice lessons in the areas of patient engagement, infection prevention, falls prevention, antibiotic stewardship, patient safety culture, and more.
Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Conference, “Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?” MPHA’s annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.
We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker! Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television.
In addition, we’ll be featuring two exciting panels:
Maine Funders Panel – Hear from Maine funders about their priorities, challenges, and opportunities!
Substance Use Policymaking Panel – Interactive discussion with Maine legislators about policymaking related to substance use, including marijuana legalization and opiates
If you would like to list an event on our website (a free service for current MPHA members), please send the following to email@example.com: Name of Event, Short Description, Web Link to the Event, Registration Information
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- Today marks the beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week. Learn more at: https://t.co/GxFXq0ab2J. https://t.co/aqWGFEvGPu
- Join the webinar "Grading the Walking Movement" to learn about the @SafeRoutesNow 2016 State Report Cards: https://t.co/YJQjShIPSX
- The Physical Activity Section of the APHA will be awarding travel scholarships to students and new professionals: https://t.co/TuqQy8waLf
- @SenAngusKing The Prevention Fund has invested > $6 billion in resources to states & local orgs to promote good health #ProtectPrevention
- @SenatorCollins Chronic disease = 70% of deaths & 86% of healthcare costs. Please invest in prevention and protect ACA. #ProtectPrevention