Synopsis: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey is about improving health, equity and well-being for all residents. The theme for this year's conference is "Thriving Communities Transform Lives."
Start Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:00 AM
End Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: The Palace at Somerset Park
City, State, Country: Somerset, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Logistics Coordinated by Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site:
Contact Name: Rosemary Mende
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7643
Additional Information:

Each community defines a culture of health differently and many prospects for good health are limited by where we live, how much money we make, or discrimination we face. To achieve health equity, we need to meet communities where they are and address unique barriers so that physical and mental health is a part of everything we do.

This conference will focus on:

  • Working together to develop scalable solutions and take targeted action to transform our communities
  • Addressing health equity, community-specific barriers, and shifting values toward health
  • Creating strong social connections in schools, early care, and homes
  • Identifying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma experiences
  • Sharing diverse examples of health transformation
  • Examining communities that are seeing successful outcomes using innovative evaluation methods
  • Advancing policies that support collaborations and partnerships
  • Strengthening community-based healthcare through youth-led programs
  • Ensuring that neighborhood infrastructures create healthy, equitable communities that support an active lifestyle
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public