NON-PROFIT/GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS: Synchronicity: Coordinating Nevada’s Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, & Management Efforts
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Location: JW Marriott Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
SYNCHRONICITY: COORDINATING NEVADA’S CHRONICDISEASE PREVENTION, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND MANAGEMENT EFFORTS
Sponsored by the Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Nevada State Health Division
Hosted by the Nevada Public Health Foundation
January 18-19, 2013
JW Marriott Resort & Spa
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference registration is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. both days.
JW Marriot if offering a conference rate of $99 per night plus tax. Reservations must be made by December 20, 2012.
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Day 1: Friday, January 18th: Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner, Reception and Awards ceremony is from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Day 2: Saturday, January 19th: Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 1: Sessions Include:
· Health Systems (The Next Generation of Planned Care Models: Presenters will discuss current trends in planned care. The Patient Centered Medical Home, the Chronic Disease Care Model, and the Accountable Care Organizations will be discussed. Some of the topics to be discussed include: What defines each model? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each model? What are the steps in implementing each model and what are the appropriate settings for the model?
· Everything you ever wanted to know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but didn’t know who to ask: Representatives from public and private insurance organizations will share how the ACA is affecting the way healthcare is provided in Nevada and across the United States. Presenters will be from United Healthcare, Silver State Health Exchange, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, and Access to Healthcare.
· Wayne Giles, MD, MS: He is the Director of the Division of Adult and Community Health from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will provide the opening keynote presentation.
· Beyond Business Meetings: Learn more about the chronic disease prevention/management and health promotion activities going on in Nevada. In this series of breakout sessions, attendees will participate in a variety of activities and gain insight into how decisions about program activities are made, and how to provide input on things they feel are important for chronic disease and health promotion efforts in Nevada. Topics include oral health, tobacco cessation and prevention, and fitness and wellness.
· Ask the Expert and General Poster Session: A variety of experts will be gathered from a broad spectrum of chronic disease prevention and health promotion disciplines, and give attendees the opportunity for group interaction and a question and answer session. In addition, there will be an informative poster session occurring concurrently where presenters will show off the work they have done in a variety of areas surrounding chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
· The 1st Annual Silver ACE (Achieving Chronic Disease Prevention Excellence) Awards: Join us for the 1st Annual Silver Ace dinner and awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding efforts of a variety of people and organizations that have done something extraordinary in the chronic disease prevention and health promotion arena. (included with conference registration)
Day 2: Sessions Include:
· Aligning the Agenda – The Nevada Health Division State Plan for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: The State Health Division will provide an overview of the new state plan and how it operates its programs.
· William Bailey, DDS, MPHF: RADM, United States Public Health Service, Chief Dental Officer, USPHS, Acting Director, Division of Oral Health at the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) will provide the keynote presentation.
· Reducing Fear and Loathing of Program Evaluation – Practical Approaches to Using the CDC Framework: Thomas Chapel, MA, Chief Evaluation Officer for the Centers for Disease Control will provide the ins and outs of program evaluation; why it is important, who should care about program evaluation, and what roles program evaluation play in the scheme of chronic disease prevention/management and health promotion.
· Forming Strong Clinical Links – Community Health Worker: Carl Rush, MRP, Research Affiliate – Institute for Health Policy, University of Texas School of Public Health will discuss the emerging use of the Community Health Worker/Promotora del Salud as a mechanism for improved health outcomes in underserved communities.
· Systems and Environmental Change – Strategies for Improving Health Outcomes in Nevada: Christine Fry, MPP, Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director with Change Lab Solutions will present innovative strategies for effecting change to the systems and environment in Nevada.
· Health Promotion – Effective use of Social Media to Promote Behavior Change: Makala Johnson, Mayo Clinic, Center for Social Media will discuss the ins and outs of social media and how to use it in an effective way, particularly for improving health outcomes through the promotion of behavior change.
· Evaluation 101 – Harnassing the Power of Program Evaluation: Thomas Chappel, MA, Chief Evaluation Officer, CDC, will follow up on his morning lecture. Attendees will get “hands on” experience in the process of program evaluation.
· Closing Keynote Presentation: Join Tracey Green, MD, Nevada State Health Officer and James Greenwald, MD, Medical Director, Specialty Health, Inc. for an informative discussion about emerging trends in diabetes prevention and insulin resistance.