UPCOMING PUBLIC HEALTH EVENTS
Place Matters Conference
Working together to create healthy communities
When: November 19–21, 2014
Where: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204
Mark your calendar for the third Place Matters conference. The environments where we live, work, play and learn influence our physical and mental health. Place Matters addresses the growing chronic disease epidemic in Oregon and the risk factors and conditions that may drive it. We will continue the dialogue and challenge ourselves to find new ways to make our communities healthier for everyone.
The conference will address three overall themes:
- Building a movement – joining forces and sharing best practices for community-based policy decisions that support equity and health;
- Supportive environments – creating community conditions that promote health and healthy options through policy and system change; and
- Collective impact – using partnerships and collaboration across sectors to work toward the common goal of creating healthy communities.
This conference is for you if you are:
- In public health, worksite wellness, health care delivery, mental health, alcohol and drug addiction treatment;
- A tobacco control, physical activity, nutrition or obesity prevention advocate;
- A health care provider or administrator who is part of Oregon’s transformation to Coordinated Care Organizations;
- In transportation, land use planning, economic development, social justice;
- In education; or
- A community member or organizer ready to take action.
Click here for more information about the following:
- View agenda
- Get registered
- Sign-up/engage in social media–before, during, & after conference
- Become a 2014 Place Matters sponsor and show your support
The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Center for Health Prevention and Health Promotion is planning this meeting, with sessions supported or sponsored by OHA’s Public Health Division and numerous community partners.Questions?
Contact Patricia Schoonmaker, email@example.com
Oregon Life Course Network and Epidemiologists' Forum present:
Life Course Factors Associated with Breastfeeding
Presented by: Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD
Division of Occupational Therapy
University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Pitonyak will share results from a study describing characteristics of women who exclusively breastfed, examining socio-demographic, work, and child care factors. The study interpreted data from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II using the Life Course Health Development framework for analysis.
The presenter and audience will discuss program and policy initiatives that may lessen disparities in breastfeeding and support family health development.
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
- Networking: 3:00-3:30pm
- Presentation will begin at 3:30pm
Location: Portland State Office Building - Room 1D
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland
MAX: NE 11th Avenue Station (near Lloyd Mall)
Parking is available near PSOB
***This event is free and open to the public - No registration required
- Oregon Life Course Network
- Oregon Public Health Association (Epidemiology and Biostatistics section)
- Oregon Public Health Division
- The Center for Healthy Communities, a CDC funded Prevention Research Center at OHSU
*For more information contact Ken Rosenberg (971) 673-0237
SAVE THE DATE!
2015 OPHA Capitol Visit Day
Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Hearing Room 50
Join the Oregon Public Health Association for our 2015 Capitol Visit Day! You’ll learn about public health related bills that the legislature is working on and how those bills are faring. We will coordinate OPHA member visits with their representatives, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your views with leadership from the Oregon Senate and House and the Governor’s Office.
Stay tuned! - More information will be available soon.
Download the 2015 OPHA CVD Save the Date flyer here. *If you are employed by a government agency you are allowed to participate in OPHA Capitol Visit Day as a private citizen, however you will likely need to use personal time. Check with your supervisor to make sure.
Check out the OPHA Events Calendar to learn about public health events around Oregon and get involved!
Please let us know about Oregon public health events in your area, we would love to help spread the word! Events can be submitted online at http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/events (bottom of page).
Brownfields Funding Opportunity
Local Health & Tribal Public Health Authorities
Call for Proposals to build the capacity of local health departments and tribal public health authorities to engage in brownfield planning efforts or projects.
The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division (OHA-PHD) Brownfield Initiative works to build Oregon’s capacity to integrate health considerations into brownfield planning efforts and projects through actions that: engage local residents, support healthy environments, foster collaborations among diverse stakeholders, provide health education, address health inequity, and promote the health benefits of redevelopment. Click here for more information about OHA’s Brownfield Initiative, including examples of projects.
The OHA-PHD is looking to fund and support one project led by a local health department or tribal public health authority to build their capacity to integrate health considerations into brownfield planning efforts and projects. This project will have a particular emphasis on identifying health and equity concerns prior to redevelopment.
Availability of Funds
In January 2015, the OHA-PHD plans to announce one $10,000 award. The project and funding period is planned for January 15, 2015 – September 29, 2015.
Proposals from local or tribal public health authorities that pass funds through to partner agencies/organizations will be considered, so long as the project is coordinated in the local or tribal public health authority and contributes to building local public health capacity for future built environment work.
A member of your agency and/or application team must participate in a phone call scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your application. OHA-PHD must receive an electronic copy of the application by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 5, 2014. Email the application and all attachments to email@example.com.
Download the RFP for more information, including application instructions and an application template.
Questions? Contact OHA-PHD Brownfield Initiative Coordinator, Kari Christensen at (971) 673-1211, or firstname.lastname@example.org, please include “Brownfields and Public Health RFP” in the subject line.
2015 Oregon Youth Photo Contest & Educator Grants
Northwest Health Foundation and Oregon Health Authority will once again be sponsoring the Oregon Youth Photo Contest in honor of Public Health Week.
The Oregon Youth Photo Contest is open to Oregon youth ages 12 to 18. Submissions will be accepted beginning February 1, 2015 until February 28, 2015. The theme for 2015 will be announced shortly - Stay tuned! Click here to learn more.
Many educators may be interested in having their students participate, but costs for equipment or curriculum may be a challenge. So, for the second year running, we are also offering $250 grants for educators to help them engage with the youth photo contest. The application for Educator Grants is now open. Please apply before noon December 4th. Click here to apply now!
For more information, please visit http://www.northwesthealth.org/photocontest.
Your resource for information on the benefits of evidence-based policies and programs
Today, public health practitioners are called upon to incorporate evidence in decisionmaking, policy development, and program implementation. This focus is illustrated in Healthy People 2020, which calls for the engagement of “multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge." Furthermore, there is a push among funders to support evidence-based programs. And, when evaluating interventions for a specific community, practitioners and policymakers need to know the likely impact of an intervention, how much it will improve health, how much in medical costs will be saved, and the cost of implementing the intervention.
Community Health Advisor provides an answer to these questions. It is an online resource with detailed information about evidence-based policies and programs to reduce tobacco use and increase physical activity in communities.
Health Partners Institute for Education and Research and Partnership for Prevention have introduced this interactive tool, "to help public health leaders, decision-makers, and others who want to reduce smoking and increase physical activity in their communities." The tool generates 30-year national, state and county-level estimates of various measures of health behavior, health impact, and medical care costs. Click here to learn more.