Sharing Session Topics at NACCHO Annual 2011
A lot of timely and valuable sharing sessions at NA11 will cover a wide variety of public health areas. The facilitators and speakers are renowned for their contributions to the local health departments they have served.
Sharing sessions on Thursday will take place from 10:00-11:30 AM, 1:00-2:00 PM, and 3:30-4:30 PM. One of the sharing sessions on Thursday is "Living without Local Health Departments: Perceptions of Underserved Communities." This session will highlight efforts to provide rural communities with more access to public health services and detail the perceptions about public health services held by residents in underserved areas. There are also sessions about climate change, public health accreditation, community-based prevention, and the childhood obesity epidemic.
On Friday, sharing sessions will take place from 8:00-9:00 AM and 10:00-11:30 AM. One of the sharing sessions on Friday is "LHDs vs. the Economy: Survival of the Fittest." This session will allow participants to gauge the fitness of LHDs and the impact of the economy on the public health workforce though attrition, job elimination, and reduction of staff hours or furloughs. Attend the session and learn about the innovative ways LHDs have been serving their communities in this difficult economic climate. There are also sessions about professional development, social media outreach, health reform, and health equity and social justice.
Get more information about the sharing sessions at NA11 in the conference program.