Conference Agenda

Believe in a Healthy Newark Initiative

Building a Culture of Health in Newark Conference

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Jersey Institute of Technology

University Heights, Newark, NJ


8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  Registration and Networking / Continental Breakfast

9:00 to 9:10 a.m.  RWJF Culture of Health Video Introduction

9:10 to 9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Overview of Believe in a Healthy Newark

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Overview of Impact Teams / Panel Presentations / Video

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.  BREAK

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.  Plenary Address: Overview of the RWJF-New Jersey Health Initiatives Culture of Health Program

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.  Q&A

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.   BREAK / Mingle before Lunch

Noon to 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH

1:00 to 1:15 p.m.  CALL TO ACTION

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Stretch / Pick Me Up

1:30 to 1:45 p.m.  Move to Assigned Breakout Sessions

1:45 to 3:15 p.m.  Breakouts

Note that the panel discussion in each breakout session will involve a panel of local experts in the areas noted, as well as local and/or national thought leaders. The panel discussions would include a description of some of the local initiatives that focus on our three areas, a discussion of best practices, and a facilitated discussion of deliverables and potential partnerships for those involved.

1. Childhood Asthma, Putting the Pieces Together:
Where we Live, How we Eat, and What we Experience

2. Housing as a Vaccine and Best Practices for Achieving Healthier Homes

3. Food for Thought

4. Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resiliency:
Mobilizing to Create a Safe and Supportive Newark

5. Using Data to Drive Policy and Media Coverage

6. Fairmount Promise Neighborhood Association

7. Accessing Healthy Activities & Exercise

8. How to Collectively Make an Impact!

9. Educational Materials to Foster a Culture of Health

3:15 to 3:45 p.m.  Breakout Groups summarize discussion and policy recommendations

4:00 p.m.  Conference Ends


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