Please join us for the inaugural Traditional Roots Herbal Conference
Education for Healthcare Professionals, Herbal Experts and Gardening Enthusiasts
The conference will draw on tradition as well as scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica as applied to clinical case review, and expand your skills in formulation. Enjoy a variety of topics, including constitutional evaluation, herbal energetics, hands-on medicine making, gardening with medicinal plants, bioregional herbalism and wildcrafting, and botanical field applications.
This symposium is ideal for all students of herbal medicine, including clinicians who use, or want to use, herbal prescriptions as key components to treating disease and reclaiming health. Also welcome are community herbalists as well as others who wish to learn more about the benefits of the natural world.
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