The American Public Health Association's 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition is quickly approaching! From November 4-8 2017 the world's largest public health conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be a number of opportunities to hear from your fellow HIA practitioners. Your Member Services Committee developed a list of HIA and other relevant sessions at APHA that may be of interest to you. Take a look at the full list here.
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Are you headed to Atlanta for APHA? Don't miss the SOPHIA Sunday Social! Join fellow SOPHIA members and others for a casual gathering Sunday evening, November 5th anytime between 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Der Biergarten. This is an informal happy hour that can be used as an opportunity to grab a drink with other SOPHIA members, colleagues, classmates, or old friends while you’re in town for APHA. So we have a rough idea of how many people will be joining us, please email SOPHIA member Mimi Majumdar Narayan if you are interested in attending.
300 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Come and go between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
MDH Seeks Passionate Individual to Join their Climate & Health and HIA Program Team
Interested in engaging Minnesotans about the health impacts of climate change? Ready to utilize the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) process to create more equitable, healthier communities? The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is looking for a program planner to join our team and play an instrumental role in forwarding HIA and climate and health strategies in Minnesota. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about bringing innovative strategies to the public sector, managing a range of projects, and building cross-sector capacity to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans. The ideal candidate is guided by a strong work ethic and brings experience with climate and health and/or HIAs. Visit the MMB website for more information and application instructions. Apply today — applications will be accepted until midnight on 10/30/2017!
In an effort to document HIA practice in the climate change sector, SOPHIA members Andy Dannenberg and Bethany Rogerson are seeking your help to identify projects that have addressed HIAs on climate change policy. If you are aware of an HIA not currently tagged as “climate change” on the Health Impact Project map, please reach out to Bethany Rogerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, September 18th. The information will be used to generate a paper summarizing and discussing how HIA has been applied in this context. Thank you in advance!
Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) has an active call for peer reviewers.
This is a great way to get involved and be up to speed on the latest evidence-based work being done in the HIA field. Don't miss this opportunity!
See the full call and submission form here.
Saturday, May 6
A Call to Action for Healthy Communities, Hall 1A07
Healthy Regions, Hall 1A14
Creating Healthy Places, Hall 1A22
Incentivizing the Sale of Healthy and Local Food, Hall 1E09
From California to Delaware: Transferable Plans for Active Communities, Hall 1E08
Sunday, May 7
Beyond Parks: Public Health, Public Space, Hall 1A12
Food Systems Planning: Growing Connections and Planning for Health Across the Country, Hall 1E08
Plan4Helath: Partnering for Equity, Hall 1A22
Monday, May 8th
Participatory Planning in Health and Transportation, Hall 1E15
Safe Routes to Healthy Food, Hall 1E09
Plan4Health: Creating Place through Shared Use, Hall 1A21
Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities, Hall 1A23/24
How to Plan for Healthier Communities, Hall 1A21
Tuesday, May 9th
Planning for Healthy Rural-Urban Communities, Hall 1E08
Health Community Planning: Methods and Tools, Hall 1A10
Serving Up Health Equity Southern Style, Hall 1A08
Headed to NNPHI's Open Forum? Don't miss the many opportunities to connect with fellow HIA practitioners:
Thursday, Day 1
9:00AM, Health Impact Assessment Panel in La Salle A/B
Friday, Day 1
8:00AM, Breakfast Round Tables, Transforming Eau Claire: Designing a Healthy Community
9:00AM, COPPHI Talks in La Salle A/B
Please see the most recent SOPHIA newsletter here!
SOPHIA Members may be interested in attending the following conferences. Please note that registrations are closing soon!
IAIA17: Impact Assessment's Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change
April 4-7, 2017
Registration closes March 15th
NNPHI's Open Forum for Quality Improvement
April 19-21, 2017
Registration closes March 15th
American Planning Association's National Planning Conference
New York City
May 6-9, 2017
Registration closes April 6th
Learn what HIA is, work through the steps, and then discuss the opportunities and challenges you may face in your community. You will also hear about statewide initiatives and various tools to promote health equity in your area of expertise.