Connect with Community Leaders from Bergen County, Camden, New Brunswick and South Jersey at These Upcoming Events and Hear about Their Work to Improve Health
Friday, October 8: New Jersey Public Health Association 2021 Annual Conference
On Friday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) will present its 2021 Annual Conference. The theme is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implications in Vulnerable Populations and Public Health Practice.” Participants will hear from New Jersey experts about how ready the New Jersey public health system has been in providing critical services during the pandemic. Conference sessions will explore practice-based solutions pertinent to public health issues for vulnerable populations, including innovations from Acenda Integrated Health and its partners to connect 800 high-risk residents throughout South Jersey to COVID-19 vaccination appointments at community-based, pop-up events. Acenda Integrated Health and its healthcare, school and nonprofit partners are networking and exchanging insights with colleagues across the state through the NJ Vaccination Learning Network. Get more information about their work.
View complete details about the 2021 NJPHA Annual Conference here.
Sunday, October 24–Wednesday, October 27: APHA Annual Meeting & Expo
The 2021 APHA National Meeting will provide an opportunity for community leaders from New Jersey to connect with peers throughout the nation and share how their commitment to collaboration and cross-sector partnership has created models for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and could lay the groundwork for systems-level change over the long term. View the details of each session:
- Friday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Partnering with Barbers in the City of Camden, New Jersey to Increase Vaccinations
This pre-conference poster session will highlight the community-based Center for Family Services’ work to recruit, train and partner with 15 barbers in Camden to share information with residents. Megan Lepore, Director of Development and Sustainability, Center for Family Services, will join NJHI Director Bob Atkins to share how their work leveraged existing community trust, successful engagement strategies and relationships to address vaccine hesitancy.
- Tuesday, October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Vaccinating Persons Experiencing Homelessness with J&J: The Role of Grantmakers as Connectors
In this presentation that is part of the Exploring COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts session, NJHI Director Bob Atkins will be joined by Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) Vice President of Planning, Development & Communications Lynne Algrant, a NJHI project director from the NJ Vaccination Learning Network, for a conversation about what GBCA has learned about leveraging NJHI’s existing relationships with the state and county health departments, trusted community-based nonprofits, vaccine centers and vaccinators.
Register for the APHA Annual Meeting here.
Monday, November 8– Wednesday, November 10: The 2021 All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting
How are communities advancing their data sharing and multisector collaboration efforts? Find out at this year’s All In National Meeting! From Monday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 10, All In: Data for Community Health is hosting the 5th Annual National Meeting virtually, with four pre-conference workshops on Thursday, November 4th that have limited spots available. This year’s theme is “Developing Data-driven Narratives to Share Power, Transform Systems, and Advance Health Equity with People and Communities.” Sessions include:
- Addressing Health Inequity in the Wake of COVID-19: How Can Real World Data be Part of the Solution
- Advocacy & Alignment Lead to Medication Management Services and Positive Results for Public Housing
- Metadata: Why it is Essential for Ethical Data Use and How to Improve It
- Effective COVID-19 Response via Collective Impact and Community Engagement in New Brunswick. This session will be led by Manuel Castañeda, Director of Community Health, New Brunswick Tomorrow, Middlesex County Office of Health Services Division Head John Dowd and Community Health Ambassador Rosabel Pastrana.