Prevention Institute is pleased to be part of this year's APHA conference focused on Health as a Social Justice issue. Equitable health and safety outcomes are fundamental to effective prevention efforts. Please view a day-by-day overview of our sessions and be sure to join us at the following sessions:
Cross-Disciplinary Strategies and Tools Learned from the Field of Injury and Violence Prevention
Monday, November 8, 2:30pm
Injuries result in more deaths than all other causes combined for people aged 5 to 44 years -- and they are preventable. Prevention Institute’s Executive Director Larry Cohen will describe tools and strategies developed in the field of injury and violence prevention that can be applied across public health to strengthen the overall evidence around behavioral change, engineering and product design, and improvement in the environmental landscape. Dr. Linda Degutis, newly-appointed Director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control will make closing comments.
Book Signing: Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well-Being
Tuesday November 9, 2pm
Join Prevention is Primary Strategies for Community Well-Being co-editors Larry Cohen, Vivian Chavéz and Sana Chehimi in the Colorado Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Booth 1348. Prevention is Primary provides a foundation in the principles guiding primary prevention efforts highlighting prevention practice through a range of social and health issues. The newly-released second edition provides new information geared towards all levels of prevention expertise, from students to medical professionals to experienced prevention practitioners, and builds on the first edition with updated facts and a new perspective in light of health reform legislation.
Joint Use of Public Facilities: Equalizing Access to Physical Activity Opportunities
Wednesday, November 10, 12:30pm
Lack of parks, playgrounds and open space is a social justice issue that can be addressed through policy and environmental changes. This special session prepared for the Physical Activity Special Interest Group (SPIG) highlights 4 elements of a multi-faceted effort to create equitable access to physical activity and recreation opportunities in California. Through the development of a taskforce, a toolkit, a website and a series of local photo-voice projects, speakers from Berkeley Media Studies Group, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, Prevention Institute and Public Health Law and Policy will describe how California is accelerating efforts to advance shared use of public spaces and draw out implications for other states interested in these approaches.
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We also encourage you to attend the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy Listening Session on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:30am. This session will provide an important opportunity to provide feedback on the implementation plan within the National Prevention/ Health Promotion Strategy. The session will be moderated by APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP and Janet Collins, PhD, Acting Associate Director for Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will feature Dr. Collins along with Andrew Rein, Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prevention Institute congratulates Robert García, The City Project’s Executive Director, Counsel and Founder, who will receive the APHA President’s Citation at the Awards Reception on Wednesday, November 9, at 6pm at the Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 1. Prior recipients include Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Ralph Nader and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Robert will be a panelist on the Presidential Session on “Achieving Health Equity in the Era of Health Reform -- What is Being Done, What Needs to be Done Next” on Monday, November 8, from 2:30-4pm at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 603.