Oct. 11, 2017: Registration Open for 7th Annual Building a Culture of Health Conference

NJHA is joining with other organizations in the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids to support the 7th annual Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey conference, to be held Nov. 29 in Edison.

The event, focused on population health, is for public health professionals, educators, dieticians and community leaders from across the state.

This year’s theme, “A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health,” will teach participants how to leverage and exchange best practices, research findings and lessons learned in Building a Culture of Health.

“A healthy New Jersey starts with creating healthy, equitable communities that are embedded in public policies that ensure access for our most vulnerable population,” said Dr. Darrin Anderson, deputy director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. “This conference is considered a learning lab for communities to create community change and improve health outcomes.”

This year’s conference features presentations by four-time Olympic runner and New Jersey native Joetta Clark Diggs and social media entrepreneur Dr. Mikhail (Mike) Varshavski, DO. The daylong conference will also include more than 30 expert speakers leading 12 morning and afternoon workshops on a variety of public health topics, including:

  • The Impact of Positive School Climate on Student Learning and Health Outcomes
  • Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children in the Child Care Setting
  • Population Health, Well-being & Equity: Evaluating a Culture of Health
  • Building Healthy Communities: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Unifying Behavioral & Primary Health Care in New Jersey
  • Advancing Local, State & Federal Policy to Create a Culture of Health, and
  • Community Prevention in Action: Addressing the Opiate Epidemic.

To register for the conference, see the conference agenda and review all workshop topics, visit the Culture of Health website.