Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monday's Have You Heard

Get social: Stop by the APHA Social Media Lab at McCormick Place West Central Concourse and get some expert advice on using social media to improve health in your community. Things get going at noon and run through 5 p.m. The lab is also open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Racism and public health: Hear from one of APHA’s most dynamic speakers during session 3009, “Racism and Public Health,” on Monday from 8:30-10 a.m. in MPCC W178b. Former APHA President Linda Rae Murray, who knows how to shake up a room, will speak on ending structural racism. Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, is slated to talk about the health implications of new developments in civil rights and federal housing policy, and another former APHA president, Cheryl E. Easley, will speak on racism and human rights.

Climate changes health: Stop by Everything APHA at the Public Health Expo to meet George Luber, author of “Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice.” Luber will be signing copies of his book starting at noon.

Advocacy and the law: Learn the legal ins and outs of public health advocacy and lobbying at session 3230, “The Who, What and How of Advocacy,” at 12:30 p.m. in MPCC W175b. Speakers include Marice Ashe of ChangeLab Solutions.

Catch of the day: Concerned about how to consume sustainable seafood and the health of our oceans? Then check out session 3352, “Health in All Seafood Policies: From Net or Fish Farm to Plate,” at 2:30 p.m. in MPCC S104a. You’ll learn about sustainable seafood production that positively impacts human health, fisheries and food security in China, wasted seafood in the U.S., and eating seafood while pregnant.

The power of prevention: The National Prevention Council is known as one of the crown jewels of the Affordable Care Act, and during the Monday General Session, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will tell us some of the reasons why. The session also features U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson and APHA’s dynamic President Shiriki Kumanyika. Check out the action in the McCormick Place Skyline Ballroom W375b-e on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

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