Registration is now open for the 2016 CPHA Annual Conference:
Back to the Future- 100 years of Public Health in CT and Beyond!
When: November 10, 2016 | 9am-6pm
Where: Anthony's Ocean View, New Haven, CT
Join us to celebrate 100 years of public health in Connecticut with over 30 presenters, a keynote speaker, an expert panel on opioid abuse, and a networking Happy Hour with live music! Take a glance into the past during the lunch presentation on the history of CPHA and public health in the state, and look forward to the future and with innovations in health research, policy, and community programs. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount before it ends on October 28.
Click here for the 2016 Conference Brochure
Bring a group of 10 or more people, and CPHA will give you 10% off the conference registration fee and $10 off your membership fee. Click here for the group registration form.
Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, President, American Public Health Association (APHA)
Dr. Jones is a research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and President of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). As a methodologist, she has developed new ways for comparing full distributions of data (rather than means or proportions) in order to investigate population-level risk factors and propose population-level interventions.
Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Opioid abuse has hit record levels in the United States and Connecticut is experiencing a death rate for drug and opioid overdoses that surpass national levels. During this timely panel, moderated by Commissioner of the CT Department of Public Health, Dr. Raul Pino, we will hear from Sean Scanlon, Director of Community Affairs for US Senator Chris Murphy who will provide a national perspective on the issue. The second panelist, Dr. David Fiellin is a Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine with a research focus on addiction and substance abuse. He has been commissioned by the Governor to lead the development of a strategic plan for the state and will describe the state strategic approaches to combat the problem. Rounding out the panel is Mark Jenkins, Founder/CEO of Greater Hartford Harm Reduction. Mr. Jenkins will share the work being done at the local level in the Hartford area to prevent opioid abuse and improve overdose outcomes. A question and answer period will follow the panel.
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CPHA respectfully requests that attendees refrain from wearing colognes and perfumes to this event.