NJPHA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“What Dictates Health - Is it Genetics or Zip Code?
Health Equity, Research and Policy for a Healthier New Jersey
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
This Conference is a collaboration between the New Jersey Public Health Association and the Rutgers University School of Public Health. The conference will bring local, state, and national public health leaders together to initiate a pragmatic dialogue addressing broad determinants of health and integrated solutions, and exhibiting the need for partnership and collective efforts towards provision of a fair and just opportunity for all New Jersians to be healthier.
This theme has been established to describe how health is linked to broader geospatial factors and community needs; to showcase a place-based needs approach that addresses social, and environmental factors impacting individual community health; and to discuss relevance of compatibility of the State and community health data as needed for making policies and developing programs aimed at removing barriers to health.
Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN
President-elect, American Public Health Association
“What is the Domain of Equitable Health and Why Address the Social Determinants of Health?”
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP
Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Director, Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness Institute
“Addressing Barriers to Health- One Zip Code at a Time.”
Valerie L. Mielke, MSW
Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
“Where Is the Place of Mental Health in Equitable Health?”
Abate Mammo, PhD
Director, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health
“Can We Rely on Currently Collected Data to Identify Clusters of Social Determinants That Can Be Used For the Place-based Approaches to Address the Health Issues?”
“Mapping and Placed-based Approaches to address social and environmental factors impacting community health”
“Legislators, Advocates, and Media
Alliance Towards Promoting Equitable Health”
Public Health continuing education contact hours and CHES credits are pending approval.