Synopsis: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey means creating changes that will surround kids and families in every community with opportunities to make healthy choices.
Start Time: Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 AM
End Time: Monday, August 14, 2017
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Pines Manor
City, State, Country: Edison, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Special Event
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Contact Name: Bianca Kovalenko
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7316
Additional Information:

This conference will focus on:

  • The linkage between health and health care;
  • How policy and environment changes can better support children, family and community life;
  • The connection between equity and opportunity; and
  • The impact of private and public decision-making on health.

We will also explore how New Jersey must balance the cost, benefits and effectiveness of treatment and prevention to improve the health of all residents.

Conference Objectives

  • Bring together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, leverage partnerships and identify collective solutions in building a Culture of Health.
  • Discover new or existing cross-sector collaborations between healthcare and community prevention that are making the health of their community a priority.
  • Share and discuss emerging research, best practices, community-based efforts and effective policy strategies that increase access to healthy foods and physical activity for children and their families to achieve a healthy weight.
  • Elevate evidence and practice-based strategies that focus on equity and reducing inequities in high-risk, low income communities in New Jersey.
  • Recognize opportunities and policies that leverage public and private resources to foster healthy communities and lifestyles in early childcare and education.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public