Nov. 13, 2018: Join NJHA at Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey Conference

The 2018 Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey conference takes place Nov. 28 at The Palace at Somerset Park. This year’s conference, Thriving Communities Transform Lives, will bring together up to 500 public health professionals, practitioners, researchers and community leaders to learn and exchange best practices, research findings and lessons learned.

The program includes keynote talks and a variety of workshop topics. This year’s keynote speakers include: Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, professor, author and community thought leader, on “Racial Literacy—The Path to Healing Racial Trauma"; and Corey Nieves (a.k.a., “Mr. Cory” and “Cookie Mom”), entrepreneur and co-founder of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, to discuss “Turning Adversity into Opportunity.”

Morning and afternoon workshop topics include:

  • Two Generation Approach to Trauma: NJ Pilot Projects Educating about ACEs Science in the Classroom and Implementing ACEs Screening in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Workforce and Caregiver Wellness – Resilience for Dealing with Trauma, moderated by NJHA staff
  • The Balancing Act of Planning, Partners, Programs and Policy
  • Performing Individual and Organizational Introspection to Create Equity Centered Practices
  • Strategies for Strengthening Families
  • Youth Leading the Way in Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey
  • Understanding History for Relevant Policy-Making for Today
  • "A Night of Conversation" – How to Talk About Substance Abuse Prevention

Join NJHA as part of the Building a Culture of Health movement. Visit the Rutgers Continuing Studies website for registration and more details.