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Submit An Application For RIHEL

The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership is now accepting applications for:  

The Advanced Leadership Training Program

RIHEL is now accepting applications to the Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP) class of 2018.  This unique year-long program provides you with high quality advanced training that will expand your leadership skills and capacity, and enhance your professional network.  But don’t take just our word for it, see what our graduates have to say:

 “RIHEL allowed me to see myself and my potential for leading in much bigger ways than I would have realized on my own.  I gained tremendous confidence in my own ability to lead, and since completing my RIHEL program, I have sought out and been granted leadership positions at the state and national level.”

 “RIHEL is such a rich opportunity of dedicated time for trying so many [leadership] skills and strategies.”

 “The time for ‘bonding’ with classmates/colleagues has had a tremendous impact on my leadership abilities and willingness to lead.”

 “All the instructors are fabulous - intelligent, informed, well spoken, humorous, well done!”

 “This has been the absolute best professional development experience of my career.  Thank you!”

 Get more details and start your application today.  Deadline for submissions is April 30th.

 

Join The Plan4Health: Physical Activity Webinar March 9!

Please join us for the next webinar in our Plan4Health series. We will focus on physical activity and also talk about the intersection with climate change.

The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association. It represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well as an opportunity to build leadership among our members. Join us for the second webinar of a three part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. The presenters will talk about Complete Streets and ways that it was integrated into a city plan and how a coalition worked to encourage dialogue across sectors and between decision-makers to ensure health is considered in policy recommendations and implementation strategies.

 

Objectives

  • Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on physical activity.
  • Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental changes related to physical activity.
  • Discuss the intersection of climate change and physical activity.

 

Date: March 9

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Webinar Link

Please use your computer speakers for audio.

Moderator:  

Tom Quade, MA, MPH

APHA President

Health Commissioner

Marion County, Ohio

Read his bio here.

Presenters:   

Terry Johnson

Director, Healthy Eating Active Living New Hampshire

Plan4Health Nashua

Judy Robinson

Principal Planner, Sustainability Manager

Sacramento County

Design 4 Active Sacramento

 

Submit an Abstract Today: Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT) this June

Join us for the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT): Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems & Communities on June 13-14, 2017. 

 When do I need to submit my abstract by? 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2017 by 11:00 PM PT. Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Find more details about abstract submission here.
  • Selection Announcement: All submission users will be notified of the selected abstracts by early March 2017

 

Take part in the PHIT experience with sessions focused on this year's theme, "Adapting, Innovating, Succeeding" reflecting not only on challenges but the opportunities ahead. PHIT will offer a variety of hands-on training workshops and networking opportunities to take action in public health performance improvement topics such as:                                                                                                                                                      

  • Performance management 
  • Quality improvement Change management
  • National voluntary accreditation and re-accreditation
  • Health assessment and improvement planning
  • Workforce development 
  • Partnerships

 PHIT attendees have the opportunity to network and participate in a variety of interactive learning and skill-building sessions designed for different experience levels. 

 Why participate in PHIT?

  • Performance improvement is everyone’s job
  • Strengthen your skills at PHIT
  • Network and share with experienced practitioners and resource providers
  • Select from a diverse collection of interactive workshops designed for varied experience levels
  • Harness insight into relationships between various public health improvement initiatives and tools, including accreditation, and health improvement planning frameworks
  • Exchange valuable tips at this premier networking event
  • Gain practical tools, templates, resources and peer contacts to support you to take action

Who would benefit most from participating?                           

  • The following representatives will receive priority registration: State, tribal, local or territorial health departments
  • Tribal health organizations
  • Accreditation Support Initiative Sites (ASI) supported by ASTHO, NACCHO, or NIHB.
  • Current or potential accreditation, quality improvement, and community health improvement coordinators/ facilitators
  • Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant recipients working on infrastructure objectives
  • Public health institutes, public health training centers, state associations, public health association affiliates, or other partners to health departments 

Who plans PHIT?
PHIT is produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHIT Planning Committee includes representatives from these national partner organizations:
 

·         American Public Health Association (APHA)  

·         Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)  

·         National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

·         National Indian Health Board (NIHB)

·         National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)

·         Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) 

·         Public Health Foundation (PHF)

 

DETAILS

WHEN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017          

WHERE

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
USA

 

Denver Public Health Grand Rounds: Achieving Health Equity to Eliminate Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease killer globally; however, it is also preventable and can be stopped by addressing healthcare inequities.

Please join Denver Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to unite to end TB in support of World TB Day (March 24). Dr. Michelle Haas will discuss how to eliminate the burden of TB by creating a framework to address health disparities in our community.  

Event Details

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 7:30-8 am, continental breakfast and networking
  • 8-9 am, lecture and discussion
  • Rita Bass Trauma & EMS Institute Auditorium: 190 W 6th Ave, Denver CO, 80204


Space is limited. Register online today to reserve your seat. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and partners.

Education Credits: This program has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours at successful completion of the event evaluation. 


Hope to see you there, 
Denver Public Health & 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

[email protected]

 

A Warm Welcome To New CPHA Members

Please welcome Erin Huck, a brand new student member of CPHA this week. Erin, we're happy to have you! 

 
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