Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday's Have You Heard

Cool runnings: For all you early birds, APHA’s Physical Activity Special Primary Interest Group is hosting its second annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. Runners and walkers should meet at 6:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Downtown Courtyard Hotel, the corner of Arch and N. Juniper Streets, and the route will take you along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the museum steps made famous in “Rocky.” (Yo Adrian!)

Water women: As water is the theme of this year’s Annual Meeting, check out session 4005 on “Water and Women’s Health,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Marriott Franklin 11. Those that get to the session on time can hear an especially interesting presentation on the health effects that women in developing nations encounter from having to carry water over long distances — a burden that “literally and figuratively” weighs such women down.

Harvest time: This blogger is lucky to live in a city with more than a handful of local, fresh farmer’s markets. But not everyone is so fortunate to have regular access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables. Learn how you can bring locally grown foods to your community (and help support local farmers) by attending session 4284, “Locally Grown: Strategies to Support Local Economies and Public Health,” from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 107B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

And the winner is: Come cheer on your fellow public health professionals during APHA’s annual Public Health Awards Ceremony and Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 108A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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