Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday’s Have You Heard

Nursed back to health: Learn about the role that public health nurses can play in building a culture of health at session 5080, “Public Health Nursing and Policymaking,” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in room 222 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The session will feature presentations on smoke-free campuses, rural health and much more.

Last call: The Public Health Expo closes its doors early today, so don’t miss your chance to peruse hundreds of public health booths. The Expo, which is located in Halls B/C of the convention center, is open on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pro-health, pro-choice: Women’s reproductive health is in real jeopardy, with legislators across the country passing proposals that limit access to services that are central to women’s health. Discuss the problem during session 5093, “Separate and Unequal: The Political Geography of Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Health,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Rivergate room of the convention center.

Pencils down!: For the first time, public health practitioners will be taking the Certified in Public Health Exam on site at the Annual Meeting. To learn more about studying for and registering for the CPH exam, visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Temporary work, permanent injury: Temporary workers face unique hazards on the job — and they’re hazards that are becoming more common as the temporary workforce grows. Hear from experts on the emerging issue in session 5184, “Precarious Work: Day Laborers and Temp Workers,” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in room 340 of the convention center.

Not good-bye, just see you later: Wrap up your 142nd Annual Meeting experience with our Closing General Session from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the convention center. This year’s closing will feature remarks from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on strategies to build the healthiest nation in one generation. Other panelists will include Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration; J.T. Lane, assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health; and Howard Koh, former assistant secretary for health.

Above, Annual Meeting attendees smile for the camera. Photo by Natalie McGill, courtesy APHA Flickr

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