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Professional Conferences and Meetings

2014 Washington State Public Health Association Annual Conference

October 12-14th, 2014 - Wenatchee, WA

Conference Content Areas

  • Communicable Disease and Other Health Threats: prevention; early detection; swift response with special emphasis on communities at greater risk

  • Health Across the Lifespan: prevention of illness and injury across the lifespan, from preconception through aging; sustainable environmental and policy changes to create equitable communities and healthier families; promoting healthy starts and preventing adverse childhood experiences

  • Environmental Health in the 21st Century: current challenges and solutions; private and public sector partnering; balancing health equity and regulatory requirements; climate change and its impact on public health

  • Health System Transformation: access to health care for underserved populations; evidence-based preventive services; patient-centered health homes; coordinated care; partnering strategies; electronic medical records; new health insurance enrollment opportunities

  • Community Health Planning and Evaluation: data analysis; assessment and evaluation processes that prioritize diverse populations and subgroups; action plans (CHIP); quality improvement projects; quality planning; accreditation efforts; research

  • Advocacy through Policy & Politics: influencing local and state public health policy to positively impact communities with a disproportionate burden of disease; storytelling; and social media

  • Public Health Communications and Social Media: Marketing, messaging, and effective social media tools to reach audiences from diverse ethnic, cultural, and language backgrounds

  • Public Health Leadership: Succession planning; leadership development to build a more diverse and inclusive public health workforce; boards and oversight

For additional details, please visit the conference website