2023 NJPHA Annual Conference


Our NJPHA 2023 Annual Conference and Award Ceremony took place on April 21 from 9:00am-1:00pm in-person at Mercer County College Conference Center and via Zoom. Thank you to our Program Committee, presentors, sponsors, and attendees for another successful conference! We are happy to share that the presentations are linked below. The NJPHA 2023 Annual Conference and Award Ceremony Program is also available for download below and it includes the schedule, speaker bios, and other important information related to the event. 

NJPHA 2023 Annual-Conference and Award Ceremony Program BookDownload

Session One Panelists:

A. Maternal & Child Health
Teri E. Lassiter, PhD: Black Women's Maternal Health
Mackenzie Carey, MPH: Chronic Disease and the Risk of Preterm Birth
Valerie Pineiro, MPH: Prenatal Care Time Entry in Northern New Jersey
Cecile Edwards, M Ed: Community-Based Organization’s Solutions to Improve Birth Equity in New Jersey

B. Community Connections
Martha Chavis, MA:
Improving Health Equity in Our Communities by Engaging the CHW Workforce
Dorothy Sanders, Esq.: Public Health and the Age-Friendly Movement in NJ
Madeliene Alger, MA: The Impact of Family Advocates In Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families in South Jersey

C. Public Health Initiatives I
Jill Patel, MPH, CHES: Garden State Equality Tackles Tobacco Use
Hailey Balmos, MPH(c): School Violence in the United States: Trends in Adolescent Violent Rmelated Behaviors at School
Jade Truehart, MPH: Assessment of Psychosocial Well-Being of Philadelphia Youth

Session Two Panelists:

A. Workforce Development
Rabiah Asif, MPH: Contact Tracing During COVID-19 - A Systemic Public Health Failure
Jeanne Herb, MA: Enhancing Local Public Health Capacity in New Jersey Opportunities for Modernization

B. Disabilities & Equity Initiatives

Peri Nearon, MPA: NJ Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant (IHC) Program
Rebecca Martin, PhD(c): The Inclusive Healthy Communities Evaluation Study

C. Public Health Initiatives II

Eva Nelson, MPH: Five Minutes to Help: An Innovative Approach for Training First Responders to Address the Opioid Crisis
Jennifer Barrett Sryfi, MHA:
Electronic Health Records and Social Determinants of Health
Iris Novas Cooney, RDH, MAOM:
Department of Member Advocacy & Community Outreach Transformation: Population Health Integrative Approach