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Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention – State and Local Initiatives
DATE: September 9, 2016
Location: American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
Presentation: Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention – State and Local Initiatives
Speakers: Jolene DeFiore-Hyrmer, MPH; Allisyn Leppla, R.S.; Commander Terry Moore
The United States is facing a prescription drug overdose epidemic. State and local initiatives have been developed and implemented to prevent prescription drug overdoses among the populations most at risk. This presentation will define the problem and discuss strategies and initiatives currently addressing this issue and ways public health professionals can apply these strategies in their communities.
HEI Registration is Open!
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Conference Abstracts Deadline Approaching!
Do you have a unique program, research presentation or poster to share? The 2016 Health Educator's Institute Planning Committee is hard at work planning for a great conference on Oct 20, 21 at Mohican State Park. We are pleased to announce that we are open for abstract applications! We will accept abstracts through July 1st at 5pm. To fill it out, visit: http://bit.ly/1Ny4gxi . After submitting an abstract, you will also need to complete a CHES form and submit this directly to Dr. Rob Braun. Questions? Email Rob HERE.
Recap - Quarterly meeting for Friday, June 10th
HEI: Save the date!
Ohio Public Health Week Champions Announced
The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) is partnering with the Ohio Society for Public Health Education (OSOPHE) to honor five public health professionals as “Ohio Public Health Champions”, to celebrate National Public Health Week, April 4-10. Each of the nominees will be recognized through various media outlets on a different day of the week. Click on their names below to view a spotlight feature on each.
Tues. 4/5 - Barb Gunning, Public Health Nurse, Lucas County
This year’s National Public Health Week theme is Healthiest Nation by 2030. One of the 2016 Public Health Champions, Marion County Health Commissioner Tom Quade, believes that to achieve this goal there needs to be an overwhelming level of public advocacy that supports policies that serve to remove social and institutional barriers to optimal health.
In addition, Commisioner Quade feels we need an equally overwhelming level of public advocacy that opposes policies that create or sustain those same barriers. “One of the greatest barriers to becoming the healthiest nation by 2030 is the politicization of so many public health issues that have, somewhere in their narrative, evidence that is ignored because of political expediency. These issues are given lip service by some and are misrepresented by others. In neither case, do we experience the leadership necessary and the commitment to an evidence base and adequate resources to do what is needed” says Quade.
The citizens of Ohio should support public health because an investment in a healthy population yields tremendous returns in terms of quality of life, safety, security, and family well-being. “These are all things that transcend politics and morals. These are universal goals. They just won't happen without a commitment of the citizens of our state and our country to support public health” says Quade. OPHA salutes Commissioner Quade, along with the rest of the public health champions below, for the public service and dedication they provide to Ohio communities every day.
For more information about National Public Health Week 2016, visit http://www.nphw.org/. For more information about public health in Ohio, see the Ohio Public Health Association, visit www.ohiopha.org. A big thanks to Olivia Reily, Kent State University student, for her assistance with NPHW in Ohio!
Quarterly Meeting Recap - 3/11
How do citizens feel about tobacco free parks?
Below is an info graphic to summarize the results from a recent survey released from Dayton-Montgomery Public Health regarding how residents feel about tobacco-free parks. The full report is attached below.
2016 Annual Awards of Excellence
We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Awards of Excellence. Attached is the nomination form for the 2016 Outstanding Health Educator Award and the Outstanding Contributions to Health Education Award.
- Download and complete the nomination form attached below.
- Attach a one-page letter, which includes details and justification for your nomination based on the criteria listed.
- Attached one or two letters of support.
- Submit your application by Friday September 16, 2016.