Winners have been announced for the student public health poster contest at this year’s CPHA-N Annual Meeting on May 2nd. Click on any link below to download poster as a PDF file.
First-place winner: “Vitamin C as an Analgesic: A Review of the Literature,” submitted by Liana Dolan, Navin Bhandari & Theordore Mamoulelis, Touro University MPH Program
Second-place winner: “The Association of Soy Intake and Breast Cancer among Asian American Women,” submitted by Tra Truong, Touro University MPH Program
Third-place winner: “School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services in North Vallejo: Service Providers’ Perspectives,” submitted by Ruby Warnock, Touro University
“Myths, Misconceptions and Framing In Public Health” submitted by Jahan Ahrary, Drexel University School of Public Health
“Maternal-Fetal Lead Exposure and its Effect on Adolescent ADHD in Mexico City,” submitted by Melanie Kappadakunnel
“Why is School More Important than Work for Women and Gender Inequality?” submitted by Keely Molina Johnson, Touro University MPH Program
A large group of CPHA-N members and friends gathered for the Annual Meeting and Scientific Session held in both Oakland and Sacramento on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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From the CPHA-N Annual Meeting on May 2, 2013.
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Welcome from Public Health and Education
- Gordon Jackson, Assistant Superintendent, California Department of Education
- Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director, Community Health Services, Alameda County Public Health Dept
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PANEL: Environment and School Health
- Moderated by Dave Spath, PhD, MS, Immediate Past President, CPHA-N
Drinking Water Availability/Quality in Schools
Indoor Air Quality at Schools
Agricultural Pesticide Use near Schools
- Paul English, PhD, MPH, Science Advisor, CA Dept of Public Health
Quiet Transformation for Health and Well & Being: Benefits of Meditation for Students. Faculty, and Staff in School plus Q&A
- Laurent Valosek, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education
Gun Violence: Schools as Targets and Community Impact
School Health Clinics and the Affordable Care Act
- Serena Clayton, PhD, Executive Director, California School Health Centers Association
Safe Routes to Schools: Getting to/from School Safely and Actively
- Deb Hubsmith, Director, National Partnership for Safe Routes to Schools
Kaiser’s School Health Initiative—Thriving Schools: A Partnership for Healthy Students, Staff and Teachers
- Peggy Agron, MS, RD, Kaiser Permanente
- Martin Gonzalez, JD, Deputy Executive Director, California School Boards
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16 May 2013
The Honorable Isadore Hall, III Member of the Assembly State Capitol Building, Room 3123 Sacramento CA 95814
RE: AB 332 Amended 4/23/13 SUPPORT
Dear Assembly Member Hall:
I am writing on behalf of the California Public Health Association-North (CPHA-N), representing the multiple disciplines of public health practitioners in northern California, in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 332. CPHA-N believes the provisions of this bill will ensure that the thousands of actors employed in this multi-billion dollar industry are given reasonable workplace safety protections needed to reduce exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Sexually transmitted diseases continue to be a serious public health problem. The adult film industry presently provides a workplace environment where STDs can be easily transmitted and where worker protection requirements are lacking. According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, workers in adult films are ten times more likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease, such as HIV, than the population at large. A 2010 study of adult film actors in Los Angeles County found that 28% of actors tested positive for either gonorrhea or Chlamydia or both diseases. Between 2004 and 2010, 23 actors employed by …
KEEP READING: CPHA-N Supports AB 332, Safety Protections in Adult Film Industry
Attend the National Partnership’s Free 2013 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA
Come to Sacramento one day early this summer to attend Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s Annual Meeting on Monday, August 12th 1pm-6pm, held in conjunction with the Safe Routes to School National Conference, August 13-15 in Sacramento, CA.
Enhance your conference experience by attending our free Annual Meeting, which will feature:
Roundtable discussions with colleagues surrounding Safe Routes to School issues.
Federal update with the latest on MAP-21 implementation.
Town hall discussion on funding and policy.
This year we’re also including geographic area breakout groups, which will give you the opportunity to strategize and find solutions for Safe Routes to School funding and implementation specific to your area.
Finally, there will be ample time to network with fellow Safe Routes to School practitioners and supporters at our Safe Routes Social from 5pm-6pm.
Plus, you’ll have more time to explore the capital of California. Getting to Sacramento early will allow you to take advantage of walking and bicycling tours of the city that will be offered the morning of August 13th before the conference officially begins at noon.
Register for the Annual Meeting at the same time you register for
KEEP READING: Register Now for the National Partnership’s Free Annual Meeting
UCLA School of Public Health Professor and national Public Health leader, Antronette (Toni) Yancey, MD, MPH, passed away peacefully at her home April 24th. Toni has been battling lung cancer for the past year.
Toni served as a Board Member and Past Chair for the Public Health Institute. In reporting this sad news, Mary Pittman, CEO of PHI said: “Toni’s indefatigable way of getting us all to engage in physical activity as part of our everyday lives in schools, work, and play as a way to stay healthy will be one of her lasting legacies. She had so many talents that she has left a mark in many other areas including training the next generation of health professionals, and linking poetry, music, and art as tools for health and healing.”
[Editors note: A national 10 minute "Instant Recess" was held on Tuesday May 7, 2013 in her honor. G. Hildebrand].
China reported 4 more bird flu deaths…for a total of 31 and 129 infections.
WHO currently reports there is no evidence that the virus – H7N9 – is easily transmissible between humans. CDC reports indicate that the current strain of the virus cannot create a pandemic but careful surveillance is essential in case the virus should mutate. Info: www.cdc.gov
A 65-year-old Frenchman was hospitalized after contracting France’s first case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS. French health authorities said they are trying to find anyone who might have been in contact with him to prevent it from spreading.
It’s unclear how or where the man was infected with the novel coronavirus, which has killed 18 people and raised new public health concerns since being identified last year in the Middle East. It can cause acute pneumonia and kidney failure.The patient fell ill after returning from a nine-day vacation in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as part of a package tour, the Health Ministry reported.
The man’s virus was confirmed Tuesday by Paris’ Pasteur Institute, noting that it is a novel coronavirus. WHO has advised countries to test any people with unexplained pneumonia and to thoroughly investigate all possible routes of infection, i.e. animal to human, whether it’s being spread in hospitals or from human-to-human. Info: www.cdc.gov
Participation in CPS-3 begins this summer and is free of charge.
Three “Kick Off” events are planned:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6pm-7pm
American Cancer Society
3 Twin Dolphin Drive, #175 Redwood City
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6pm-7pm
ACS Discovery Shop
748 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park
Saturday, June 1, 2013 11am-12noon
ACS Discovery Shop
748 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park
RSVP by calling Brenda Gilbert at (650) 508-8237, #301 or by email: Brenda.email@example.com
Club Health San Francisco is the 8th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues and will be held in San Francisco on May 28-30.
This exciting event will b ring together experts from a wide range of fields to exchange information on the latest research, policy and practice on protecting and promoting health in nightlife settings.
The Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Institute for Health Equity, hosted by San Francisco State University will be held June 24-28th, 2013.
This year’s Institute will feature keynotes from national leaders in CBPR as well as case studies of current CBPR projects in Northern California. The Institute will also include skills-building CBPR workshops, networking opportunities, and site visits to local CBPR projects.
Participants will gain critical knowledge and skills to engage in CBPR for health and social justice.
Keynote Speakers: Margaret Gordon & Catalina Garzon, Nina Wallerstein & Miho Kim, Charlotte Chang & Pam Tau Lee, Meredith Minkler, Panel with Marion Standish, Senaida Fernandez & Norval Hickman.
This conference is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Grant # 1R13MD007620-01 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif
For more information, agendas, etc: http://cbprinstitute.wordpress.com
Join your colleagues at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Nov. 2-6, 2013.
Experience more than 1,000 scientific sessions focusing on the latest public health challenges, 700 booths at the Public Health Expo, networking opportunities, Public Health CareerMart and so much more! For information: www.apha.org
The nation-wide Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3) is gearing up right now in many parts of the state, including the SF Bay Area.
This is a long-term epidemiological study to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer and, ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. A large number of participants (age 30 – 65 who have never had cancer) need to be enrolled and followed for at least 20 years. Pulling this all together in the coming months will require a special group of support volunteers. The effort is being led by our nation’s largest voluntary health agency, the American Cancer Society, and is a continuation of the initial two phases of the CPS 1 & 2.
Volunteer opportunities in support of CPS-3 in Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties include:
1) Phone recruitment of people and groups previously involved in ACS activities – May through August 7th.
2) Recruitment at health fairs and other public gatherings
3) Recruitment at ACS ‘Relay for Life’ events.
In San Mateo County, volunteers are needed from 12Noon-4pm on these Saturdays: Redwood City – May 18th; South San …
KEEP READING: Major Cancer Research Study Needs Support Volunteers
The California Department of Public Health-Genetic Disease Screening Program
California’s Prenatal and Newborn Screening Programs, the largest and most comprehensive in the world, screen approximately 400,000 pregnant women and 500,000 newborns each year for over 80 genetic and congenital disorders. The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) provides testing, follow-up, and early diagnosis in an effort to prevent adverse outcomes, minimize the clinical effects of disorders and improve health outcomes.
Our program is seeking a: Chief of the Genetic Disease Screening Program
The Chief of the Genetic Disease Screening Program is a physician who provides guidance and leadership in administering the State’s Newborn and Prenatal Screening Programs. These programs screen children prenatally and at birth for a series of heritable or congenital disorders. For more information about this position, please contact Leslie Gaffney via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (510) 412-1460.
Recruitment from the civil service list begins in June. Candidates must be on the civil service list in order to be eligible. Interested candidates should contact us by June 1, 2013.
Health Officer Monterey County, California
The County of Monterey is conducting a national search for the position of Health Officer.
Monterey County (population 400,000) is a beautiful and unique area, with some of California’s most stunning scenery and an ideal year-round Mediterranean climate. The Monterey County Health Department is dedicated to community wellness and health protection for county residents. To accomplish this mission, the Department (790 employees and an operating budget of almost $127 million) provides a wide range of programs and services.
Reporting to the Health Director, the Health Officer directs medical oversight and policy, providing leadership, direction, and coordination to county-wide public health programs with a capable staff of approximately 195 professionals. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and decision-making skills, with significant experience in public health management and a broad vision for the future of public health services.
This position requires possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California (or the ability to acquire medical licensure within six (6) months). Possession of a Master’s degree in public health from an accredited school of public health is highly desired.
The annual salary for the Health Officer is up to $219,648 DOQ, …
KEEP READING: Job Listing: Health Officer, Monterey County, CA
Drexel University Sacramento’s application deadline for its accredited Executive Master of Public Health program is June 30. For more information, please contact me or visit: http://sacramento.drexel.edu/academics/master-public-health/
Marcella Gonsalves, MPH, CPH Director, Sacramento Executive MPH Program
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CCPHA, along with many of our partners in California and across the country, will honor Dr. Toni Yancey’s memory by doing exactly what Toni would have wanted us to do – GET UP AND MOVE!
We invite our friends and partners: Gather your co-workers on Tuesday, May 7 at 1 pm PDT (4 pm EDT) for a 10-minute Instant Recess.
It’s easy — click here and Dr. Yancey and the Los Angeles Sparks will lead you and your colleagues through a brief activity break.
Help spread the word:
Dr. Yancey had a dream of breaking the Guinness Book of World Records with the largest ever Instant Recess. We need your help to get as many people as we can up and moving on Tuesday. Please forward this alert to your networks, and share on social media, too. If your organization would like to join in, please send an email and our partner, the Prevention Institute, will add your organizion to the list of participating partners.
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
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KEEP READING: Nationwide Instant Recess May 7 in Honor of Dr. Toni Yancey