We talk a lot about the work to address the social and environmental determinants of health here in California. But where does that work fall in the context of national efforts focusing on prevention and public health?
Next week (on March 19th), a web event co-hosted by Dialogue4Health, the American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and the Trust for America’s Health will highlight efforts across the country to promote prevention and strengthen population health. The event, Advancing Prevention and Population Health: New Year, New Efforts, New Opportunities, will stress the importance of continued funding for prevention work, strong partnerships among health advocates, and what needs to be done to build a culture of health.
Specifically, the event agenda includes:
- An update on how children’s hospitals are working to advance population health;
- Strategies from a public health department that is leading the way with elected officials and other stakeholders to build support for continuing public investments; and
- A Congressional update about the current national funding landscape for public health.
Speakers from the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, the Children’s Hospital Association, and the Minnesota Department of Public Health will be offering their insights on prevention and population health in 2015.
This should be an interesting forum for anyone working on addressing the social and environmental determinants of health. Perhaps you can pick up some new ideas or strategies based on the work going on at the national level and in other states.