New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
NJHI Presents: “Engaging Youth – Our Next Generation of Civic Leaders,” Wednesday, Nov. 30
September 20, 2016

New Jersey Health Initiatives presents the panel “Engaging Youth – Our Next Generation of Civic Leaders” at the Building a Culture of Health in NJ: Advancing the Population Health Agenda conference on Wednesday, November 30. Registration for this one-day conference in Edison, NJ, is $55-$100 per person. The conference begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:00 pm. Click here to register

Building a Culture of Health in NJ: Advancing the Population Health Agenda aims to explore how New Jersey can create changes that will surround families and children in every community with opportunities to make healthy choices. Early Care/ Health Educators, Parents, School Nurses, Local Health Departments, and Wellness Councils are all encouraged to attend.

An objective of Building a Culture of Health in NJ: Advancing the Population Health Agenda is to recognize policies and opportunities to promote healthy communities and lifestyles. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, delivers the day’s keynote address. The Center for Global Policy Solutions is a social change nonprofit dedicated to making policy work for people and their environments. The day’s agenda also includes remarks by Cathleen Bennett, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health.

NJHI’s panel on youth leadership explores how young people are often overlooked as a contributing sector in building a Culture of Health, when they can serve as valuable advocates in promoting health and well-being while also learning the skills to become the next leaders. NJHI Deputy Director of Programs, Diane Hagerman, moderates as community providers and leaders in Bridgeton, NJ, share how they have successfully engaged youth in building a healthier community while advancing their leadership potential. Panelists include Mayor Albert Kelly, City of Bridgeton, and President /CEO of Gateway Community Action Partnership; Dr. Daniel Hart, Distinguished Professor of Childhood Studies and Psychology, Rutgers University; and NJHI Director Bob Atkins.

In addition to the NJHI-led session, conference attendees can participate in the following workshops:

  • How School Nurses Contribute to a Culture of Health in their School Community
  • Early Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Food Access in NJ: Addressing Food Insecurities in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting
  • The National Equity Atlas: Racial Socialization, Social-Economics and Your Community!
  • Addressing Behavioral Health: Local and State Preventative Strategies
  • Evaluation and Measurement are not Four-letter Words!
  • Building a Culture of Health through Hospital-Community Partnerships

NJHI is a proud sponsor of Building a Culture of Health in NJ: Advancing the Population Health Agenda.

Click here for conference details and to register