Check Us Out: Prevention Institute Presents at APHA Annual Meeting
This year’s annual meeting of the American Public Health Association is right around the corner, running from Oct. 27 to Oct. 31 at Moscone Convention Center in our home community, San Francisco. We look forward to sharing our insights at sessions such as those listed below. Come join us if you can.
- Advocacy Training for Leaders. PI’s Larry Cohen and other public health leaders share lessons on effective ways to advocate with local, state and national policy-makers on public health issues. Sunday 10/28, 8 am to 12 noon.
- We’re Not Buying It: Exposing Food Marketing to Children. Food and beverage companies spend $2 billion per year promoting products, most of them unhealthy, to children. PI created “We're Not Buying It,” a video exposing industry deception. Using the video campaign as a case study, PI’s Juliet Sims will outline ways to help parents and communities challenge food marketing. Monday 10/29, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
- Preventing Youth Violence: Ceasefire, UNITY Approaches. Youth violence is a preventable public health problem. PI’s Howard Pinderhughes will talk how cities in the UNITY network are working to prevent youth violence; others will present on Ceasefire and other models. Monday 10/29, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
- Rapid Response Media Networks: Building Capacity for Media Advocacy. The media can be the messenger for public health advocates. PI’s Sana Chehimi will explore how our Rapid Response Media Networks help us monitor and influence the way news media cover public health. Monday 10/29, 2:30 pm to 4 pm.
- Re-envisioning Health Care: Integrating Community and Clinical Prevention. The Affordable Care Act has provided an extraordinary opportunity to transform the healthcare system. PI’s Jeremy Cantor will present our model of “community-centered health homes” as a way health care institutions can improve the health of individuals and communities alike through prevention and community transformation. Tuesday 10/30, 10:30 am to 12 noon.
- THRIVE Helps Communities Address Their Own Health Needs. We know the health of a community is largely determined by its wealth, access to healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, freedom from pollution and safety of its parks and streets. PI’s Xavier Morales and Shayla Spilker will demonstrate how the THRIVE tool can give residents and leaders a way to assess the factors that influence their community’s health and develop plans and strategies to transform it. Weds. Oct. 31, 10:30 am to 12 noon.