Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday's Have You Heard

Tragic lessons: The aftermaths of Superstorm Sandy and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be the focus of discussions at two special sessions, both running from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Session 4090, "Preparedness Lessons from Hurricane Sandy," will gather in room 205A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and examine the role of public health, climate change implications and resilience within New York City's public housing community. "Sandy Hook: Reflections & Solutions," session 4091, will offer a parent's perspective of the shootings as well as a policy perspective. The Sandy Hook session will take place in room 253A of the convention center. (Check back here Tuesday afternoon for coverage of the Superstorm Sandy session.)

Get graphic: Find it difficult to put public health's return on investment into words? Well, we're here to help. Check out session 4188, "Public Health is ROI: NPHW Infographic Session," from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Commonwealth Ballroom B of the Westin Waterfront. The session will feature presentations from the winners of last year's NPHW infographic contest. And click here to view the super cool infographics for yourself.

Transformers: Learn about the people and communities taking charge of their health thanks to the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund during session 4284.1, "Lessons Learned from Community Transformation Grant Communities," which takes place 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Westin Waterfront, Quincy.

Into the blue: They cover most of the Earth's surface, so it's not surprising that the world's oceans and their inhabitants are connected to human health. Learn more about those connections during session 4393, "Our Planet's Blue Heart: The Interrelationships Among Human Activity, Oceans, Seafood and the Public's Health," from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 152 of the convention center.

The envelope please: Celebrate the achievements of your fellow public health workers, advocates and supporters at APHA's Public Health Awards Reception and Ceremony. The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 8:30 in Grand Ballroom West of the convention center.

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