APHA 2014 Annual Meeting

Date: Nov 06 2014

Contact: Daniel Greenberg at 202-777-3913 or via email

Public health leaders to tackle Ebola, ACA and ‘healthography’ at APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2013 — Ebola, reproductive health, climate change and the Affordable Care Act will headline discussions for more than 13,000 public health experts in New Orleans, Nov. 15-19, with research focusing on hotly debated topics and how Americans live, work, play and worship affects their health in positive and negative ways.

Ernest N. Morial Orleans Convention Center and Hilton Riverside will congregate former and current U.S. surgeons general, acclaimed writers and thousands of researchers to discuss the latest and greatest in public health science. Themed “Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being,” APHA will bring to a worldwide audience perspectives on health disparities, health reform including the Health Insurance Marketplace’s second open-enrollment period, global health preparedness, infectious disease outbreaks and much more.

The opening session on Sunday and closing session on Wednesday embody the geographic focus. Speakers will include Pulitzer-Prize author Isabel Wilkerson, whose book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration,” is a New York Times bestseller, six former and current U.S. surgeons general, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavisso-Mourey.

To register for advance press registration, email all information per the online registration page to Amanda.Yohn@apha.org by Nov. 10. Information for press, including details regarding required credentials, is available here. Reporters who have not registered by Nov. 10 can gain admission on site at the APHA Press Office, located in room 204/205 of the Morial Convention Center.

Abstracts are searchable on the online program. Final programs with session locations, along with daily highlights and other press materials, will be available on site at the APHA Press Office. All research is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EDT on the day of presentation.

Among the 1,000 scientific sessions, highlights include the following:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Session 3015.0 — Communicating research in the context of disasters: Science at work in communities
Featured presentation: From design to dissemination: Communicating science in the aftermath of disasters (Abstract 313350)

Session 3025.0 — Barriers to policy implementation
Featured presentation: "Whatever ya say doc": A legislative approach to HPV vaccine acceptance among adolescents using the National Immunization Survey - Teen, 2010 – 2012 (Abstract 312774)

Session 3028.0 — Obesity as a public health problem for people with disabilities
Featured presentation: Predictors of obesity among adolescents with disabilities disabilities (Abstract 311456)

Session 3108.1 — Ebola virus disease epidemic
Featured presentation: Learning from the experiences of Red Cross volunteers in the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak (Abstract 315977)

Session 3117.0 — Unleashing the power of storytelling in television, film, music and new media to improve health and well being
Featured presentation: storytelling in television, film, music and new media to improve health and well being (Abstract 315808)

Session 3124.0 — Changing the context: Youth violence prevention through community change
Featured presentation: NOLA FOR LIFE, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy (Abstract 313393)

Session 3146.0 — Food is a family affair
Featured presentation: Is cooking at home associated with better diet quality or weight loss intention? (Abstract 303684)

Session 3212.0 — Tobacco by Any Other Name...: Risks and Implications of Other Tobacco Products
Featured presentation: Alternative tobacco product use among young adult bar patrons: A six city study (Abstract 311038)

Session 3113.0 — Media advocacy, How to make public health matter in media
Featured presentation: How to make us care: Tips from a veteran reporter (Abstract 315751)

Session 3151.0 — Applying health informatics and HIT systems to facilitate surveillance and disparity reduction efforts
Featured presentation: Interactive mapping with cancer incidence, demographic, and behavioral risk data (Abstract 307795)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Session 4006.0 — Brave new world: The promise and pitfalls of tobacco product regulation
Featured presentation: Does raising the minimum legal age for cigarette purchases reduce youth access? A pilot test of New York City’s new law (Abstract 307453)

Session 4019.0 — Housing is health care
Featured presentation: Housing stability and HIV health among HIV-positive homeless persons placed into supportive versus independent housing (Abstract 306358)

Session 4022.0 — Healthography and environmental influences
Featured presentation: You need data? We’ve got data! CDC’s environmental public health tracking network: A resource for HIAs

Session 4104.0 — Public health department accreditation: Answering the “so what” question
Featured presentation: Accreditation readiness and NPHII (Abstract 313826)

Session 4130.0 — Food marketing matters for health
Featured presentation: Unhealthy food-and-beverage advertising in subway stations: Targeted marketing to vulnerable groups (Abstract 303271)

Session 4146.0 — Law, policy, and practice to promote nutrition and wellness
Featured presentation: Workplace wellness programs: How regulatory flexibility may undermine success (Abstract 297415)

Session 4205.0 — Social media: A game changer for public health
Featured presentation:  CDC’s Public Health Nerd Partners to Promote NPHW (Abstract 315898)

Session 4295.0: Alcohol pricing, taxation, and enforcement
Featured presentation: Social and Health Effects of Changes in Alcohol Prices: Findings and Tools from a Research Collaborative

Session 4401.0 — Heads up: Public health efforts to prevent sports related concussions
Featured presentation: Gold standard of care for concussion for children presenting to the emergency department (Abstract 315986)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Session 5033.0: Building a social movement to become the healthiest nation in one generation
Featured presentation: Does income inequality make us sick? (Abstract 313433)

Session 5051.0: New Orleans Foodography: Place-based food access issues in the tenth year after Katrina
Featured presentation: Changes in Food Access Disparities in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina (Abstract 304376)

Session 5180.0: Childbirth and postpartum care
Featured presentation: Location, location, location: The role of geography in cesarean delivery rates in the US (Abstract 306675)

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