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A Conference on Public Health Innovation and Collaboration

A number of NWCPHP faculty and staff will be presenting at this year’s annual Washington State Joint Conference on Health.

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A number of NWCPHP faculty and staff will be presenting at this year’s annual Washington State Joint Conference on Health. This year’s theme is Innovation and Collaboration in Times of Change, and those attending the conference will learn more about how public health professionals can meet the complex challenges facing public health today.

With social media becoming increasingly important to how people communicate, Bud Nicola and Tara Melinkovich will conduct a session on using social media and other new technologies in public health practice. Accreditation is another emerging area of focus for public health. Jack Thompson will participate in a panel discussion with Public Health Accreditation Board beta test participants and quality improvement experts.

Devora Chavez and Becca Calhoun, two NWCPHP research coordinators, will give an update on a project that is studying the communication challenges that exist between 9-1-1 personnel and those communities who are limited English proficient.

Andy Dannenburg will serve on a panel that will discuss fostering healthier communities through health impact assessments. Susan Allan and Karen Hartfield will report on the experience of Washington State with practice-based research networks.

The Joint Conference on Health is coordinated by the Washington State Department of Health and will take place October 11-12 at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington.

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