Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday's Have You Heard

Public health toolbox: APHA's Center for Public Health Policy hopes you'll stop by Tuesday session 4007, "The Nuts and Bolts of Health in All Policies," at 8:30 a.m. in Marriott Marquis Pacific C. The session will help bring into sharper focus this emerging — exciting — approach to improving the nation's health.

Give a little: The Vinyl Institute will be holding a Red Cross blood drive at their booth, #1702, in the Public Health Expo on Tuesday. Stop by and give a pint.

Behind the banner: Want to learn more about the California Endowment, the sponsor behind those cool banners around the convention center featuring the relationship between a child's ZIP code and their life expectancy? Then check out Tuesday's special session 4095, "Health Happens Here: Building Community Power and Systems Change for Social and Health Equity in California: A New Public Health Practice for the 21st Century," which starts at 10:30 a.m. in Moscone Convention Center South Esplanade Ballroom 305.

Go tell it on the mountain
: It's a growing problem across the country and one that public health certainly has a role in curbing: Prescription drug abuse and related unintentional poisonings (check out this recent article from APHA's Public Health Newswire on the issue). Learn more about the problem as well as other unintentional injury topics at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at session 4187, "Climbing the Mountain to a Safe Future: Public Health's Journey to an Injury and Violence-Free World," in Marriott Marquis Sierra A.

¡A Su Salud!: Listen to experts in the field of Hispanic health at Tuesday session 3434.1, "Health Equity for Latinos: Are We Making Progress?," at 4:30 p.m. in Moscone Convention Center South Room 220. Topics include chronic disease, border health and improving Hispanic health in an era of health reform.

Honor society: Come celebrate the achievements and dedication of this year's APHA award winners at Tuesday's Public Health Awards Reception & Ceremony, which starts at 6 p.m. in Moscone Convention Center West Room 2001/2003/2005. Among this year's distinguished winners are Richard Jackson, author of "Designing Healthy Communities"; past APHA President Deborah Klein Walker; and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. (And click here for a Public Health Newswire Q&A with Steven Whitman, winner of this year's Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award.)

Above, a Public Health Expo attendee smiles after giving blood at the Vinyl Institute booth on Monday. Photo courtesy Michele Late/The Nation's Health

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