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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.
The Environmental Public Health (EPH) Community Health and Design Coordinator plays a key role for the Built Environment Unit (BEU). Responsible for managing community and stakeholder engagement activities, including the development and implementation of broad-based marketing, communications and public relations strategies to promote and sustain the community capacity-building within institutions and among residents, namely coordination of stakeholder events and other education and outreach activities of the community planning team; the development of marketing and educational materials; and ongoing evaluation of promotion, education and outreach efforts.
Development and Coordination
More information can be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=1591650&ViewSupp=Yes&headerfooter=1&WDDXJobSearchParams=
The Health Impact Review and Policy Analyst will develop, implement, and maintain a Health Impact Review process, in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Department, in order to achieve a Health in All Policies approach as part of Harris County Public Health's Health Equity Policy.
American Planning Association has an immediate opening for a Research Associate in the Planning and Community Health Center - find out more about the position and how to apply: https://www.planning.org/jobs/ad/9113550/.
Don't miss the SOPHIA Sunday Social at the American Public Health Association's 144th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver. Join fellow SOPHIA members and others for a casual gathering Sunday evening, October 30th between 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Stout Street Social. So we have a rough idea of how many will be joining us, please email SOPHIA Steering Committee member Jimmy Dills if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HIA topics are well-represented at APHA. Find some of your fellow HIA practitioners at one of these many sessions featuring HIA, health equity, HiAP, and other HIA-related topics.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is currently accepting application for the Deputy Director for Community Transformation who will serve as a senior leader for the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This Deputy will lead the program’s work in the following areas:
· Building partnerships with organizations across the nation who are committed to building health in local communities;
· Providing tools and guidance to local communities who are advancing health improvement efforts;
· Creating and supporting a network approach to link partners and communities in these efforts;
· Learning and sharing lessons to accelerate local health building;
· Serving as an ambassador for building a culture of health
Successful candidates for this position will have strong skills in connecting vision with operations, managing complex projects, integrating work across a variety of programs, working with diverse partners from multiple sectors (including state or national philanthropies) and preferably a combination of both local and national experience.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=85410. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2016.
Follow the links below to two Requests for Proposals for HIAs in New York and Florida:
Health Impact Assessment (HIA)-Stories from California Counties
Aug 04, 2016 at 2 pm ET
Whether you are new to HIA, trying to integrate HIA practice into your work, or a more seasoned practitioner, this webinar will provide insights into HIA practice at the local level.
There are aspects of HIA practice that can be challenging-convincing key partners that it will add value, engaging stakeholders and community members in a meaningful way, and integrating HIA as a regular practice within an organization. Panelists will share their experiences addressing these challenges in three California counties:
Brett Storey, Environmental Utilities, Placer County
Tammy Lee, Alameda County Public Health Department
Lauren Gase, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
This webinar is brought to you by Sequoia Foundation and the California Department of Public Health. This webinar is supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with funding from The California Endowment.
The views expressed are those of the organizers and presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or The California Endowment.