Updates on the UHW Community Datebook Page

Friday, February 12, 2010


RI Department of Health invites you to:
The Minority Health Advisory Committee

Annual Meeting

Friday, February 12, 2010
9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Rhode Island Department of Administration
Conference Room A
One Capitol Hill,
Providence, RI 02908

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Tuesday February 23, 2010

LIFESPAN COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATES MEETING
“Rhode Island Policies to Reduce Health Disparities”

Presented by Carrie Bridges, MPH,
RI Department of Health

Tuesday February 23, 2010
12-1p.m.
Miriam Hospital
Sopkin Auditorium

Lunch will be provided and there is FREE visitor parking, in lot across the street from the main entrance to Miriam Hospital or through FREE valet service at the main entrance of the hospital. To confirm your attendance and for more information on how to become a Lifespan Community Health Advocate, contact Minority Outreach Specialist, Julie Rawlings, at 431-5410 ext 223 or by email jrawlings1@lifespan.org

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March 4 – 6, 2010

NABJ Conference on Health Disparities
Policies, Politics and Practice:
Covering Health, Health Disparities & Health Care Reform

March 4-6, 2010
Kaiser Family Foundation,
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 2005

Organized by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and co-sponsored by Kaiser Family Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company and American Cancer Society, the goal of this annual conference is to provide print, broadcast and online journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health care reform and health policy on underserved communities. Journalists and media professionals will leave with resources to inform and empower readers and viewers to action in their lives. Early registration rates are available for members and nonmembers before February 25, and exhibitor rates are also available. Click here for more information.

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March 17 – 19, 2010

The 11th Annual New England Fathering Conference
For the first time in Rhode Island

March 17-19, 2010
The Newport Marriott,
25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Learn more about how father involvement can make a difference at this yearly educational event by joining dads, family service providers, social workers, health professionals, program directors, elected officials, and family advocates. Plus, come early for the pre-conference institute on March 16th, 2010 at the 1st Native American Fatherhood Institute. For more information about the Fathering Conference, call or email the following: 401.458.4425 or 401.458.4429; kcaballeros@cse.state.ri.us or cwarren@cse.state.ri.us.

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Tuesday March 30, 2010

LIFESPAN COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATES MEETING
“Cancer Across Cultures”

Presented by Derek Tessier, NP
Rhode Island Hospital

Tuesday March 30, 2010
12-1p.m.
Miriam Hospital
Sopkin Auditorium

Lunch will be provided and there is FREE visitor parking, in lot across the street from the main entrance to Miriam Hospital or through FREE valet service at the main entrance of the hospital. To confirm your attendance and for more information on how to become a Lifespan Community Health Advocate, contact Minority Outreach Specialist, Julie Rawlings, at 431-5410 ext 223 or by email jrawlings1@lifespan.org

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Live Empowered!
Diabetes Awareness Day
Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Cathedral of Life Christian Assembly
1860 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02909.

A collaborative event, “Live Empowered” is an African American initiative to create increased awareness and education regarding the impact and seriousness of Diabetes for people of African descent. If you are a health professional or health educator interested in teaching a workshop, please respond A.S.A.P. to Debra Christal, Divine Health Ministry Coordinator, Cathedral of Life, PS_139@hotmail.com; or to Albert Whitaker, Associate Director Community Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 617-482-4580 ext. 3469 or by email at awhitaker@diabetes.org.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

The 16th Annual Rhode Island Kids Count
Factbook Breakfast

Monday, April 12, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Westin Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI

Every year, the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook, the organization’s primary publication, tracks the progress of 63 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. The Factbook contains information for all of RI’s 39 cities and towns as well as statewide data. Click here to download the 2009 edition.

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August 17 – 19, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announces:
The 4th Annual National Conference on

Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

August 17 – 19, 2010
The Omni Hotel (in Atlanta)
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the fourth annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media to be held August 17 – 19, 2010, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, GA. This conference brings together individuals representing academia, public health researchers and practitioners from federal and state government and the private sector, and provides a forum for collegial dialogue within and across these disciplines. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and shape the future of health communication, marketing, and media practice.

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