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Hofstra University - School of Health Professions and Human Services

Master of Public Health, Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions, and the Society of Public Health Advocates (SOPHA) present

National Public Health Week Event Series
April 3-4, 2017

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

8am - 1pm: BILLION STEP CHALLENGE
Description: SOPHA invites you to join us in a 5K run/walk to promote physical activity, and healthy lifestyle. Proceeds go toward Solidarity Haitiano-Americaine de Long Island, Inc. (SHALI, Inc.). More information & registration at: bit.ly/1billionstepsforhaiti. Please contact hofstrasopha@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Monday, April 3, 2017

9 – 10am: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: HOWARD ZUCKER, MD, JD, NEW YORK STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
10 – 11am: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT FILM COMPETITION
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
11am – 1pm: NASSAU COUNTY MINORITY HEALTH FAIR
Location: Multipurpose Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
4:30 – 6:20pm: THE HENRY SCHEIN VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR: HOW VETERINARY MEDICINE IMPROVES COMMUNITY HEALTH
Location: Lowenfield Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Speakers: John Charos, DVM, Chief Executive Officer and President, Director of Exotics, Director of Avian and Exotics Medicine, Director of Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation, Central Veterinary Associates
Richard Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA, Chief Medical Officer, Animal Medical Center
Beth Harrison, Special Markets Manager, Henry Schein Animal Health
Ellen Torop, Northeast Program Manager, Canine Companions for Independence®
6:30 – 8:20pm: LESSONS IN "ONE HEALTH" IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES: WORKING ACROSS DISCIPLINES TO IMPROVE HEALTH
Location: Lowenfield Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Speakers: Scarlett Magda, DVM, Founder and President, Veterinarians International
Stephen Morse, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology, The Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program
Frederica Perera, PhD, DrPH, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; Director, Columbia Center For Children's Environmental Health
6:30 – 8:20pm: HEALTH CARE UNDER A NEW ADMINISTRATION
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speakers: Kevin Dahill, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
Jaclyn A. Mucaria, President, New York Presbyterian-Queens Hospital
Ram Raju, MD, Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – VOICE DAY

Addressing the Quarter-Life Crises: Strengthening Youth and Young Adults

VOICE stands for Vision of Integration, Choice, and Equality. The mission of VOICE is to raise awareness, encourage advocacy, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on issues relevant to at-risk populations. The goal is to connect invested people to a common agenda for change and create avenues for community action.

9 - 10am: HOW TO COLLEGE
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speakers: Denise Degennaro, Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Engagement, Hofstra University
Anthony Pocelli, Assistant Dean, Center for university Advising
Description: Dealing with stress, socializing with peers, knowing when and where to get assistance, self-reliance—high school students need a new mindset and skill set to make the jump to college. Join us for this informative special "How to College" session on how to navigate the move to college life, a predictable "crisis" of young adulthood. Students will learn common language used in University settings, and resources to support their transition from high school to college. Students will also get the inside scoop on services and information that will benefit them throughout their college journey and beyond!
10am – 1pm: GET INFORMED! GET INVOLVED! GET SUPPORT!: AN INTERACTIVE WELLNESS FAIR
Location: Plaza Rooms, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Description: Not sure about the challenges of working with, raising, or being a young adult in this day and age?—Get Informed! Want to help young people make positive choices and realize a better future?—Get Involved! Facing obstacles in your own life and would like a hand in reaching your goals?—Get Support! Our wellness fair has partnered with groups from Hofstra University and across Long Island who are actively addressing the concerns of youth and young adults in our community. Interactive booths will approach relevant topics such as healthy relationships, positive recovery, personal safety, and self-care and wellness. Participants can also explore opportunities for volunteering, advocacy and activism, and professional training to serve young adults. If you have a question, we can get you on a path to the answer. Join us as we seek to answer the real question, "What do we want for our youth?" We believe the answer is hope, opportunities, dignity, and health.
11:30am – 12:30pm: SURVIVING AND THRIVING: LIVING LIFE IN RECOVERY -HARNESSING HIP HOP
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speaker: Alex Frisina, Regional Youth Partner, YOUTH POWER!
Description:This workshop, led by Alex Frisina, aims to highlight a method for building youth engagement and teaching creative coping skill. Harnessing Hip Hop helps to shine light on the ability to use key aspects of youth culture within strategic plans to create positive outcomes and connect youth with natural supports. Using a personal connection to the power of hip hop and youth feedback this workshop enlightens attendees to outside the box options for youth engagement and personal wellness. You will leave with a better understand of what the young people you serve WANT and ways in which to deliver these messages. 
2 – 3:30pm: POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS: BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speaker: Risco Mention-Lewis, Deputy Police Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department
Description: Police are expected to eliminate crime and violence; however, can they most effectively accomplish this in partnership with communities? Can those that support the Black Lives Matter Movement be a part of the community along with police?

SCPD Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis and others will open up a dialogue and give examples of successes. When police build relationships, learn about communities and the people in them, join and when possible, create collaboration, community problem solving goes beyond crime elimination. Understanding the public's needs including poverty and mental health challenges, combined with the community's openness to working with the police force can lead to all being a part of the Beloved Community.

"The aftermath of non-violence is the creation of the beloved community; the aftermath of non-violence is redemption and reconciliation. This is a method that seeks to transform and to redeem, and win the friendship of the opponent, and make it possible for men to live together as brothers in a community, and not continually live with bitterness and friction." (from "Justice Without Violence," Martin Luther King April 3, 1957).
4:30 – 6:15pm: SOCIAL MEDIA: A FRIEND OR FOE TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS?
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speaker: Dr. Jamie Mitus, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions Department (Moderator)
Description: Social media can be a great connector, but also an expanse of misinformation and heightened emotions. This workshop will explore the relationship between social media and young people. Participants will be lead through discussion on the positive and negative impact of social media with respect to emotional well-being, personal interactions, and relationships. The session will feature #Being13, narrated by Anderson Cooper, which explores how a group of 13-year-olds engage in the use of social media and its effect on their personal and social spheres, and Millennials in the Workplace, an interview with Simon Sinek who describes the role of millennials in the workforce and how this role was shaped by social media. A discussion will follow exploring whether social media has served more as a friend or a foe to this population. In instances where it is viewed as a foe, the audience will engage in deeper dialogue about solutions that lead to favorable outcomes for youth and young adults who engage in social media.
7 – 9:30pm: GENERATION FOUND: COMMUNITY COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT YOUNG ADULTS IN RECOVERY
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Speakers:Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC, Executive Director, LICADD
Jim Malone, Center Director, T.H.R.I.V.E
Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, Staff Psychologist, The Student Health and Counseling Center, Hofstra University (Moderator)
Kate Meyer & Tom Goris, Creators, I Am Not Anonymous
Description:

The opioid crisis on Long Island has reached the status of an epidemic, with the media portraying it as a “losing battle.” Data from 2015 put opioid overdose fatalities at 452 cases across Nassau and Suffolk counties. This workshop will provide a forum to continue the on-going dialogue about our community’s response to this epidemic. This session will feature a screening of Generation Found, a powerful story independently filmed over the course of two years about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community. Generation Found takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.

The film will frame the discussion led by prominent activists in the Long Island recovery community as to how we can use an expansive and progressive response to address and reverse the impact of opioid use, addiction, and death here at home. An audience question and answer session for the panelists will be facilitated at the conclusion of the discussion. For more information on the film and its co-creators Greg Williams and Jeff Reilly, please visit http://generationfoundfilm.com/.

The screening of Generation Found was paid for by generous funding from Hofstra University’s Cultural Center.

For more information on the event, contact Nicolle Tumminelli via email or 516-463-6467


Visit the graduate student organization tables in the
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Atrium on April 3
to join health promotion activities and receive educational health materials.

A special thanks to our sponsors: Henry Schein, Inc; Hofstra Cultural Center; National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University