SOPHIA and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) are partnering to host a Twitter Chat NEXT WEEK! Join us as we discuss “Critical dilemmas for HIA practitioners, Public Health Institutes, and the Public Health Workforce.” We want to hear about your best practices and innovations as we explore trending topics in public health.
What is a Twitter Chat? Your hosts (SOPHIA and NNPHI) will provide you with a platform to participate in discussion with your fellow practitioners through a series of questions over an hour-long period. Participants can engage by tweeting replies to questions or comments from other participants - and you don't even have to leave your desk! A handy guide is available that details how to join and participate.
The chat will be 12-1pm EST Monday May 21. Participate by following SOPHIA on Twitter and the Twitter Chat hashtag #SOPHIAchat. We hope you will join us for this lively discussion in 280 character vignettes!
UNSW is organising a free HIA and local government seminar at Flat Floor Theatre, UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney on Tuesday 22/05/18 from 10.00 am to 12 noon (Monday, 21 May 8pm Eastern/ 5pm Pacific for our US members).
This seminar will also be streamed live. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the seminar live via this link:
http://www.hospitality.unsw.edu.au/livestream on 22 May at 10am, Sydney time. No online registration is needed.
This seminar will focus on the use of health impact assessment at the local government level in Québec City, Korea, and in Sydney. The seminar will examine:
• HIAs that have been done locally and internationally
• how HIA can add value to local government
• the opportunities and future directions for collaboration
Don't miss this HIA 101 coming up in June!
SOPHIA is partnering with NEHA to present an HIA 101 Class as a pre-conference session at NEHA’s Annual Educational Conference in Anaheim, CA on June 24 from 10-5 PT. Jimmy Dills of the Georgia Health Policy Center and SOPHIA will lead this one day hands-on course that will give you the knowledge and background to consider HIA as a part of your EH practice. The cost for NEHA members is $100 and $150 for non-members. Register here.
Did you see our Spring SOPHIA Newsletter? You can read all the latest here.
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