Friday, October 26, 2012

Follow RWJF at the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting

The American Public Health Association's 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition begins tomorrow and runs until October 31, 2012. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will have a significant presence at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This year’s theme, Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span, will explore environmental, social, and behavioral issues that impact health across the life span.

There are a number of ways to connect with RWJF presenters throughout this year’s conference.

1. Attend a workshop. Here are a few of this year’s highlights:
  • Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, INQRI grantee, A Randomized Control Trial Feasibility Study of a Transitional Care Model that Integrates Physical and Mental Health Care for Individuals Discharged from a Psychiatric Hospitalization (October 30)
  • Monica Peek, MD, MPH, RWJF Harold Amos grant recipient, Shared decision-making: The importance of being actively involved in your own health care, Film and Discussion (October 30) 
  • Robert Valdez, PhD, Director RWJF Center for Health Policy at University of New Mexico and Debra Joy PĂ©rez, PhD, RWJF Assistant VP of Research and Evaluation, Health Equity for Latinos: Are We Making Progress (October 29) 
  • Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, Senior Fellow, RWJF Center for Health Policy, Health Care Reform and Implications for Reproductive Health (October 29) 
  • Daniel Howard, PhD, Director, RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College, Building A Successful Intervention to Address Mental Health Issues (October 30) 
  • Lenard Lesser, MD, MSHS, RWJF Clinical Scholar, Rating Fast Food by Calories Purchased: Is Subway Healthier Than McDonald's (October 30) 
  • Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, New Connections alumnus, HIV Prevention Practices Promoted by African American Faith Leaders (October 31) 
 2. Follow the conference on Twitter. Follow the conference hashtag #APHA12 for the latest updates. You can also tweet to any of RWJF’s accounts: @RWJF, @RWJF_PubHealth, @RWJF_ChdObesity, @RWJF_HumanCap and @RWJF_VP.

3. Interact with RWJF through the Human Capital blog. Human Capital scholars and alumni will be blogging from the conference beginning Monday, October 29. Stay tuned for posts on both the Human Capital and New Public Health blogs.

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