Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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NJIT Campus Center 
150 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07003

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Beth Milton 
Believe in a Healthy Newark Initiative, Rutgers University 

Newark Culture of Health Conference 

Please join key thought leaders from community-based organizations, health care institutions, local businesses, academia, and local government as we gather to initiate a conversation to build a Culture of Health in Newark. 

Come and learn from others and share your ideas and expertise in the areas of Food & Fitness, Healthy Homes, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

YOUR input and efforts matter!

Together we will build a Culture of Health, as we Believe in a Healthy Newark!

The conference is free, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

Titles and descriptions of the Breakout Sessions:

* Housing as a Vaccine and Best Practices for Achieving Healthier Homes *

Lead and Healthy Homes experts and thought leaders will discuss best practices and engage your feedback and participation.

* Accessing Healthy Activities *

Find out where and what activities exist in the Newark area for you and your family.

* Childhood Asthma, Putting the Pieces Together: Where we live, How we eat, and What we experience *

Explore how your environment, nutrition and trauma can serve as asthma triggers for children and discuss what we can do about it.


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

Please join us for a guided discussion that considers what we know about the impact of chronic toxic stress on the developing child and his/her caregiver and their community, the importance of preventing, screening for and treating ACEs, and the roles our respective fields are playing in this movement.

* Using Data to Drive Policy and Media Coverage *

The breakout session will focus on the use -- and limits -- of data in policymaking, and how to take advantage of it in working with media and other outside organizations.

* Food for Thought *

Join us for a panel discussion with state and local experts on the role of food policy in promoting healthy nutrition.

* How to Collectively Make an Impact! *

Collective impact is a powerful approach to cross-sector collaboration to address specific social and complex problems in a community. This session will highlight local collective impacts and their leadership and how to navigate the challenges of partnership, alignment, funding and data.

Fairmount Promise Neighborhood Association *

* Educational Materials to Foster a Culture of Health *

Please note:
If you know that you are a moderator or a panelist,
please choose *that* session!


Support for this program was provided in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Jersey Health Initiatives program.