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                                             Conference Agenda 2010

TUESDAY, March 9, 2010
7:00am-
8:00am
Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Pre-Conference Training, State of Alaska PHNs only

9:00am

Welcome by Rhonda Richtsmeier, Chief, Public Health Nursing 

10:00am

Opening Plenary - Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN Reducing Health Disparities as Public Health Nurses:  Challenges and Opportunities in Evidence-based practice

11:30am

Lunch on Your Own

1:00pm
and
2:15pm
Breakout Sessions
Topics:
  • Evidence Based Practice-What you need to get started
  • Expand your Impact through Social Marketing: It’s a Method, not a Mystery!
  • HIV and STDs in Alaska Native Communities: A Focus on Alaska Native Women and Youth.
  • Coalition Building
  • VanishPoint Safety Syringes: Needle stick prevention that meets your needs
  • Domestic Violence: Trends, Emerging Issues, and Prevention Opportunities
  • Volcano Preparedness: PHN Practice on The Edge of the Ring of Fire
  • Precepting - Pass It on 

3:30pm 

Plenary - Linda Chamberlain
Public Health Leadership: Brain-based Strategies and Adapting to New Terrain

5:00pm 

Exhibits Open
5:30pm -
7:30pm

Nurse's Reception

WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010
7:00am-
8:00am
Continental Breakfast
8:00am
Welcome and Plenary - William Hensley
Culture, Change, Challenge and Cooperation in Alaska
9:45am
and 11:00am
Breakout Sessions
Topics:
  • Scope & Standards Panel
  • Evidence Based Practice (repeat of Tuesday)
  • Coalition Building (repeat of Tuesday)
  • Kodiak KINDNESS Project - A Model Program for Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition.
  • Expand your Impact through Social Marketing: It’s a Method, not a Mystery! (repeat of Tuesday)
  • Medical Information at Your Fingertips: Free, Fast, and High Quality
  • Homer MAPP - Community Health Improvement Process - what it looks like! 
  • Tribal Partnerships
    12:00pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    1:30pm
    and
    2:45pm
    Breakout Sessions
    Topics:  
    • Improving Immunization Rates
    • MAPP- Getting Organized for Successful Community Health Improvement
    • Best Start (TM) 3-step Counseling Strategy
    • Utilizing theory to design community-focused interventions: An example from Project Health Kids Juneau
    • Better Outcomes, Healthier Elders: Collaboration to Improve Geriatric Health Literacy
    • HIV and STDs in Alaska Native Communities: A Focus on Alaska Native Women and Youth. (repeat of Tuesday)
    • Building a Trustworthy Evidence Base: Accessing quality online public health information from non-traditional sources
    • FASD in the Real World: Strategies to Maximize Brain and Neurological Development
    4:00pm
    Plenary - Joy Reed
    Developing and Using Competencies for PHNs
      THURSDAY, March 11, 2010
      7:00am-
      8:00am
      Continental Breakfast
      8:00am
      Plenary - Kaye Bender
      Promoting Public Health Excellence through Accreditation and Quality Improvement
      10:00am
      Plenary - Dennis Lenaway
      Building the capacity for effective community engagement
      11:30am Celebration Luncheon
      1:00pm
      and
      2:15pm
      Breakout Sessions
      Topics:
      • Evidence-based Community Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Alaska
      • Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth
      • MAPP: How Well Does Your Local Public Health System Grow Alcohol’s Impact on Communities
      • Alcohol’s Impact on Communities
      • H1N1- PHN response
      • Multiple Casualties: Basics of Disaster Triage
      • Living Well Alaska - a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) - the missing piece in patient education
      • An Ecological Approach to Obesity Prevention in Children
      • Digital Storytelling
      3:45pm
      Closing Plenary - Rick Calcote
      Caring well for yourself, so you can care well for others
      5:00pm

      2010 Conference Concludes