2012 OPHA Annual Conference Presentations


Keynote Presentations:

We Are What We Eat and Breathe, and Build: Preventing Chronic Diseases and Protecting the Environment by Building Healthy Communities
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Fielding School of Public Health

Oregon's Health System Transformation
Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director, Oregon Health Authority

Concurrent Sessions - Presentations & Panels:
*Listed alphabetically by title

A Coordinated Messaging Initiative to Build a Movement Across Oregon
Rebecca Pawlak, MPH

An Innovative Inter-professional Population Health Classroom Strategy: Neighborhood-based Partnership with North Portland Community Health Workers
Dr. Barb Braband, RN

Assessment of Stores for Tobacco and Healthy Foods
Scott France – Clackamas County Public Health, Craig Mosbaek – Mosbaek Consulting

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Methods Changes
Stacey Schubert, MPH & Kathy Pickle, MPH

CHES: Why I have these letters after my name and why you should too
Alissa Leavitt, MPH, CHES, Gwyn Ashcom, MPH, CHES, Laura Chisholm, MPH, MCHES, Julie A. Reeder, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES

Collaborative Efforts in Health Care Workforce Data Collection
Kelley Ilic - Oregon Center for Nursing, Mary Rita Hurley, MPA, RN

First Tooth: Statewide Expansion of Preventive Oral Health Services to Oregon's Pediatric Providers
Amy Umphlett, MPH - Oregon Health Authority, Kristen Lacijan Becker, MS, MPH - Oregon Health Authority

Health Impact Assessment: Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Policy, HB 2800
Dr. Tia Henderson, Research Manager - Upstream Public Health

Healthy Recipe Development for Implementation in School Meals
Glenda Hyde, MEd, Mary Cluskey, PhD, RD, Danita Macy, Tom Machala                  

     Healthy Recipes:

Million Hearts: The Beat Goes On
Kim La Croix, MPH, RD

Motor Vehicle Crash Mortality among Northwest American Indians & Alaska Natives
Megan Hoopes, MPH, Jenine Dankovchik, Luella Azule, Bridget Canniff, Erik Kakuska, Victoria Warren-Mears                                                     

Oregon Alzheimer’s & Caregiving Data for Public Health
Elena M. Andresen, PhD

Oregon DHS - State Unit on Aging
Jennifer Mead, MPH

Partnerships for Healthy Weight Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings
OHA Oregon Public Health Division: Heather Morrow-Almeida MPH, Dianna Pickett RN, MSN, Robin Stanton RD; Oregon Public Health Institute: Amanda Peden, MPH; Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network: Helen Visarraga MSW, LCSW, Dee Wetzel, MSW

Pregnancy Risk Factors and Birth Outcomes within Oregon’s American Indian/Alaska Native Population, 2008-2010
Suzanne Zane, Megan Hoopes, Jenine Dankovchik, Meena Patil, and Victoria Warren-Mears

Roadmaps to a World without Alzheimer’s: The National Alzheimer’s Plan & the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon
Jon Bartholomew, Public Policy Director - Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter

Rural Yamhill County: The Prospect of Access to Fruits and Vegetables
Jennifer Johnson, MPH

Soda Strategies: Reducing the Surplus of Empty Calories
Kasandra Griffin, Policy Manager, Food & School Health - Upstream Public Health

Stories from Capitol Hill
Craig Mosbaek – Mosbaek Consulting

The Case for a Tobacco-Free Campus: University of Oregon and Oregon State University: Creating a Healthier Campus and a Cleaner Environment 
Alexa Shook, Marci Torres, Paula Staight, Lisa Hoogesteger, Stacey Edwards

The Influence of the Built Environment on Obesity in Oregon
Daniel Morris, MS, PhD

The Story of Cully Park: From a Landfill to a Park
Kari Christensen - Oregon Health Authority, Tony DeFalco - Verde, Jamie Painter - Cully Neighborhood Resident

Worksite Wellness: Public Health Division Case Study
Rebecca Pawlak, MPH