New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Wednesday, Nov. 29, NJHI Presents: “Building Healthy Communities: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders”
October 16, 2017

Registration is now open for the Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health one-day conference featuring New Jersey Health Initiatives’ (NJHI) panel, “Building Healthy Communities: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders.” The conference is 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 29 at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ, and registration is $85 – $115 per person. Click here to register

Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health seeks to strengthen collaborations and collective impact initiatives that address barriers to good health in New Jersey. Health Educators, Municipal and Transportation Planners, Local Health Department personnel, and Wellness Councils are all encouraged to attend.

A key objective of this convening is to provide a platform for diverse stakeholders to exchange information, ideas and research findings in the work of building a Culture of Health. The day’s agenda includes remarks by Cathleen Bennett, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, and a selection of twelve workshops designed to share learning across communities.

NJHI’s panel on youth leadership explores how young people represent up to 40% of the population in many communities, including Bridgeton and Newark, yet remain an underutilized asset in building a Culture of Health. NJHI Deputy Director of Programs, Diane Hagerman, moderates as a mayor, a community health-focused coalition, NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders Trenton grantee Millhill Child & Family Development, experts in youth engagement and New Jersey youth themselves, discuss how they are partnering to develop projects that contribute to a healthier community. On a broader level, this conversation will discuss how the valuable perspectives of youth are being incorporated into conversations regarding community health priorities across the state, while developing leadership skills among youth that will prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Conference attendees can also participate in the following workshops:
• Population Health, Well-being & Equity: Evaluating a Culture of Health
• Promoting Sound Social Decision-Making Skills for Health
• Advancing Local, State & Federal Policy to Create a Culture of Health

Access the full agenda and registration details here

NJHI is pleased to be a sponsor of Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: A Systems Approach to Promoting Population Health.

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