Wednesday, May 1, 2019 

1:30-5 PM Pre-Conference Workshop - worksite wellness- Porter/DeVeaux Room

1:30-5 PM- NYSACHO Business Meeting- Governor’s Room

6 - 8 PM NYSPHA Board of Directors Dinner- Chairman’s Room

    NYSACHO Members Dinner- Castellani Room

Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration/Exhibitor Check-in

9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome: Susan Franko, PhD, RRT,  NYSPHA President 

9:15 - 10:15AM Plenary Session – Cascades Ballroom

Opioids & Behavioral Health Panel: Innovative Responses to Addiction 

  • Carrie Dunn-Herrera, MS, Schenectady County Public Health Services & Cortney Lovell, CRPA, Our Wellness Collective
  • Allison Parry-Gurak, MSEd, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
  • Vierne Placid, PhD, SUNY Cortland

10:15 - 10:45 AM  Exhibitors & Networking- Grand Foyer 

10:45 - 12 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Breakout A:Including All People in the Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Mari Brick, MA, National Association of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Lindsey Miller, MPH, NY Association of Independent Living
  • Barbara Devore, MS, Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc

Breakout B: The Role of Health Impact Assessment in Community and Health Development

  • Benjamin Woelk, MS, Common Ground Health

   Breakout C: Care Integration Through a New Lens: The Patient Journey

  • Denise Tahara, PhD, NY Medical College School of Health Sciences & Practice
  • Chuck Ruud, MPS, Business Models Inc.

12:00 - 12:45 PM  Lunch

12:45 - 1:00 PM Public Health Leadership Awards Presentation 

1:00 - 2:00 PM  Keynote Address Introduced by Sarah Ravenhall, NYSACHO Executive Director

Federal Level Overview of Public Health Policy and Trends: What’s Next for NYS?

CDC Policy Group

2:00 - 2:30 PM  Exhibitors, Posters, Networking

2:30 – 3:45 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)

Breakout D: Addressing Food Insecurity, Poor Nutritional Habits and Community Health through Collaboration & Experiential Learning

  • Marybeth Mitcham, MPH, Liberty University
  • Elizabeth Connolly, MPH, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health
  • Catherine Tegtmeier, MPH, RN, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health

      Breakout E: New York State’s Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

  • Brett Harris, DrPH, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Pat Breux, BSN, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

       Breakout F:Using a Collaborative Approach for Social Media Success

  • Sara Deukmejian, MS, MBA,  Adirondack Health Institute
  • Courtney Shaler, BA, Adirondack Health Institute
  • Erin Streiff, BSN, MS, Franklin County Public Health

Breakout G: Student Session: Transitioning from School to the Field

  • Denise Tahara, PhD, New York Medical College
  • Erin Sinisgalli, MPH, MCHES New York State Public Health Association

4:00 - 5:00 PM  County Directors Reception     

Dinner on your own                           

7:30 – 9:00 PM  Networking Event - All invited

Sponsored by: MVP HealthCare

Friday, May 3, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast- Join us at our networking tables for complimentary coffee, tea, juice and light breakfast fare. 

8:45–9:15 AM  Plenary Session: Advocacy Updates and Public Health Forecast for NYS 

9:15-10:15 AM Panel Presentation: Hot Topics in NYS 

(Hep C Screening, Sex Trafficking, & Heat/Climate Concerns)

  • Ethan Cowen, MD, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 
  • Temilayo Adeyeye, PhD, NYS Department of Health
  • Pamela Pine, PhD, Stop The Silence

10:15-11:00 AM  Student Posters, Exhibits and Networking

11:00-12:00 AM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)

Breakout H: Community Engagement for Economic Revitalization

  • Sandi Bastedo, MS, Cornell Cooperative Center
  • Linda Bell, MS, SOAR
  • Deborah Puntenney, PhD, Greater Rochester Health Foundation

Breakout I: From Prevention to Integrated Treatment, Building a System of Care to Address Co-Occurring Disorders, Improving Outcomes and Saving Lives

  • Stephanie Marquesano, JD, The Harris Project
  • Michael Orth, MSW, Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health
  • Marcie Colon, MSW, NYS Regional Planning Consortium 

Breakout J: Poster Presentations

12:00 -1:00 PM   Luncheon & Student Poster Awards

1:00 - 2:00  PM  Keynote Address Introduced by Denise Tahara, PhD, NYSPHA Vice President

  • Dr. Pamela Aaltonen, APHA President 

Q & A with keynote

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