Children’s Environmental Health Symposium, June 10th & 11th in New Orleans

The Louisiana Department of Health is collaborating with the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Poison Center and other partners to host their first Children’s Environmental Health Symposium.   This event will be held from June 10-June 11 in New Orleans at the International House Hotellocated at 221 Camp Street.  The clinicians, public health practitioners, academics and community health workers in attendance will learn about adverse childhood experiences, maternal health and environmental exposure, social determinants of health and a variety of other public health and environmental health issues.

Here is some additional information about this event.

  • We are providing continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers and the certified health educators in attendance.  
  • There is no cost to attend this two day event but registration is required.  
  • Visit to register for this event.
  • We will post the agenda and the conference brochure on the registration website shortly.

Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending this event.

Emán Williams, MSPH, MA
Health Communications Specialist
Louisiana Department of Health

Phone: 504-568-8143
Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

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LDH/OBH 2018 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Changing Practice, Changing Lives

Changing Practice, Changing Lives
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) invite you to the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium.
Join the conversation with professionals, consumers, family members, peers and advocates to discuss promising and innovative practices in behavioral health to strengthen our communities.
Monday, September 10, 2018 and Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Confirmed agenda speakers and topics include:
Changing Bias in Mental Health
Coalitions: The Path to Healthy Communities
Behavioral Healthcare for the Homeless: Myth Busting
Opioid Epidemic Facilitated Town Hall Discussion
Recovery Reception: A Personal Recovery Perspective
Full agenda will follow in separate announcement
$40.00 per day plus credit card processing fees
Select “Book Now” in the upper corner of the webpage
Corporate ID and Group Code are both OBH
2 room choices for the approved state rate of $105.00 per night plus applicable taxes
Group Rate is valid for booking for 9/10 only

Geographic Health Equity Symposium

Register today!

Geographic Health Equity Symposium

The 2 nd Annual Geographic Health Equity Symposium will spotlight historical information and new trends related to place-based health equity measures to reduce tobacco use, increase cancer screening opportunities and highlight case studies that address health equity.

· Optimal Health for Cancer Survivors: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How presented by Kathryn E. Weaver, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine
· Drafting Effective Tobacco-Free Policies in Southern States & Rural Areas presented by Mike Freiberg, JD, Staff Attorney at Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
· Tobacco-Related Disparities at Point of Sale and Promising Policy Solutions presented by Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
· Implementing a Coalition Model to Support Environmental Change presented by Dave Shavel, MBA, CADCA Consultant and Carla Strom, MLA, Health Equity Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
· GIS Mapping Training presented by Christopher Fulcher, PhD, Co-Director of Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES)

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Kurt M. Ribisl, is professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is evaluating and improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use, with a particular emphasis on policy and information technology. He specializes in studying policy issues related to the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the Internet. He has researched tobacco product marketing, pricing, promotions, and youth access, as well as use of geographic information systems (GIS) in tobacco control. He received his doctorate in community psychology from Michigan State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Location: Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
No cost to attend, preregistration required