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Public Health

National Public Health Week Event Series
April 2018

A collaborative initiative of the School of Health Professions and Human Services and Division of Student Affairs

 
American Publich Health Association
American Publich Health Association
 

 


HPHS SIGNATURE PROGRAMMING
Click each event to view the location and full event description.

For a university-wide full calendar of events, please see the calendar below.

March 28 - April 11, 2018

STEPS PLUS: HOFSTRA FITNESS AND HEALTH CHALLENGE
Exercise is Medicine Month this year is in April, which coincides with National Public Health Week! In recognition of these events, the undergraduate Exercise Science and graduate Health Administration programs will be sponsoring the Steps Plus: Hofstra Fitness and Health Challenge - a two-week team competition (teams of 2-5 people including current undergraduate or graduate students, faculty and staff) from March 28 to April 11, 2018.

The goal of the challenge is to accumulate as many steps as possible each day throughout the two weeks (a team average for each day will be recorded). In addition to steps acquired through walking, jogging, and other activities throughout the day, steps will be 'awarded' for time spent exercising at the Hofstra Fitness Center and for completing health challenges posted daily on a Blackboard page. Gift prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be awarded to the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! To sign up, please go to: https://hofstra.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbWpqnAN9ms5veJ (all team members should sign up individually). Please direct any questions to Dr. Katie Sell at Katie.Sell[at]hofstra.edu.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

8am: 5K CHARITY FUN RUN WALK
Location: Race begins at the Fitness Center, North Campus

Description: The American Public Health Association has challenged all Americans to take 1 billion steps during National Public Health Week. We need everyone to join together in this 5K Charity Fun Run Walk to meet this challenge. Registration for this event is $20 – and includes a free T-shirt. All proceeds go to Global Giving.

To register, visit: https://www.athlinks.com/event/1-billion-steps-for-global-giving-197593.

Sponsored by Society of Public Health Advocates (SOPHA)

Monday, April 9, 2018

7 - 9pm: REFRAME YOUR THINKING AROUND AUTISM
Location: Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, North Campus

Description: Please join us for a presentation with renowned Australian author and practitioner Holly Bridges as she describes her Autism Reframing Technique (A.R.T.). Holly’s approach starts from the premise that everyone on the spectrum is intelligent and can upgrade their mind/body connection — if they are given the right tools and are treated respectfully, positively, and creatively. A.R.T. is a process and toolkit to realize and sustain positive outcomes, and the results can be amazing.
This event is presented in collaboration with Pop.Earth (Westbury, NY) www.popearth.org.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

9:35 - 11am: INTERSECTION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Opening Remarks: John E. Brooks, New York State Senator
Kemp Hannon, New York State Senator; Chair, Senate Health Committee

Speakers:
Christel Hyden, EDD, Program Consultant, Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge Program Consultant
Britt Martin and Jenn Kim, Founders of Food Period
Nisha Masharani, Product Manager, Google
Luis Romo, CEO, PurpleSun

Description: This interactive event will focus on what entrepreneurship is and how it can be used to solve community health issues. Audience members will hear pitches from health care technology companies and respond to interactive questions.
11:10am – 12:35pm: 5TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT FILM COMPETITION: SUMMER SAFETY
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Description: Teams of students from different programs across Hofstra University will compete for best short video, addressing the following topics all related to "Summer Safety": skin and sun safety, food borne illnesses, mosquito borne illnesses, heat-related illnesses, pool safety, summer driving, fire cracker safety and safe sex. A professional panel of judges will award cash prizes to the winning videos. A special award will be granted to the team who earns the "audience favorite film" vote.

Hofstra Faculty Advisors:
Alicia Bosley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
Gioia Ciani, OTD, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Susan M. DeMetropolis, MA, Instructor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Aniruddha Deshpande, PhD, Assistant Professor of Audiology
Adam Gonzalez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Robert Hoell, MA, Adjunct Instructor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
Kristin LoNigro, MSED, Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Michael Ludwig, PhD, Associate Professor of Specialized Programs in Education
Emily C. Mundorff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Kelly Porta, MS, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Anthony Santella, DRPH, Associate Professor of Health Professions
Scott R. Schroeder, PhD, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Katie Sell, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Professions

Judges:
Ellen J. Braunstein, MD, Chair, Nassau County Board of Health
Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
Kyle Rose-Louder, ESQ, Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services, Nassau County Office of the County Executive
Tomeka M. Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Forensics, Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric, Hofstra University
John Zaso, DO, Member, Nassau County Board of Health
12:30 - 2:30pm: 6TH ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH FAIR
Location: Hof USA, North Campus

Description: FUN ACTIVITIES | GIVEAWAYS | HEALTH, FITNESS & FOOD DEMOS | AND MORE!

The 6th Annual Public Health Fair is a FREE EVENT that focuses on providing interactive alternatives to address and reduce healthcare disparities through prevention, education and awareness of important health conditions. The specific goals of this event are to promote healthy lifestyles, provide crucial information and education about disease prevention, and to increase awareness of local health care and social service resources.

Twenty-eight health and social service organizations from across Nassau County will provide information and free resources on dental health, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, infant health, substance abuse, depression and anxiety, domestic violence, food insecurity, among other important topics.  Attendees will have the opportunity to observe and participate in exercise and healthy food demonstrations, sign up for affordable health insurance and obtain dental, blood pressure and HIV screenings. This fair will also feature Gun Violence Prevention: An Interactive Exhibit, another HPHS Signature event.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Hofstra University's School of Health Professions and Human Services and the Nassau County Department of Health.
4:30 - 6:20pm: INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN SOCIAL DETERMINANTS AND HEALTH OF US IMMIGRANTS: THE EMERGING ROLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE TO ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES
Location: Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, North Campus

Moderator: Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Program Director, GLOhBAL (Global Learning. Optimizing health. Building Alliances Locally), Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Professions, Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services

Speakers: Linda Rodriguez, Vice President, Early Childhood and Prevention, The Child Center of New York
Peter Schafer, Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs, The New York Academy of Medicine

Description: Join us for a screening of two short films that highlight the current health disparities that exist among U.S. immigrant populations, as well as potential causes and consequences for individuals, populations, and communities. These videos will serve as a foundation for a facilitated panel discussion on utilizing social justice approaches as a strategy for targeting resource allocation, reforming policies, and building awareness of best practices. By the end of this session, we hope to inspire a call to action in the public health arena to improve the health of immigrants here on Long Island, in New York state, and across the nation. Light refreshments will be served.
6:30 - 8:20pm: THE TRUTH ABOUT AIDAN: MY LIFE AS PART OF THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY
Location: Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, North Campus

Description: Counselors and health care providers need to understand the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of transgender individuals to provide a better quality of care. Aidan Kircheim is a transgender male active in the LGBTQ+ Community, not only as President of PFLAG Long Island, but also as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Northwell Health Center for Transgender Care. He now educates using his experiences and personal story to help others understand the journey of transition, as well as details about the LGBTQ+ community. He creates a non-judgmental space that allows for open conversation, and honestly answers any and all questions attendees wish to ask.

Sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4:30 - 6:20pm: FAIL -> SUCCEED: FINDING YOUR PATH OVER, AROUND, AND THROUGH OBSTACLES
Location: Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, North Campus
Description: This event will feature faculty, staff and students talking about episodes in their lives where they failed, sometimes spectacularly. They will discuss the tools that they used and the resources available to them to figure out a way to overcome their failure. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the presenters about their failure, their careers, and the challenges they faced and are facing.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Health Professions, the Center for Academic Excellence, and Student Health and Counseling Center.
6 - 8:20pm: STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT IN A TIME OF HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION
Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Description:
6-7 pm: Light Networking DInner
7-8:20 pm: Panel - Currently the US healthcare industry is changing to meet the current and future needs of an evolving patient population, changes in reimbursements, and a shift in the delivery of care. Health systems, hospitals, group practices, community hospitals, and insurance companies, and other institutions across the continuum of care are positioning themselves in the healthcare market to provide value in order to survive. In order for institutions to react to the changes in the market, they must strategically examine the value any partnership, affiliation, acquisition, and merger will add. This event will examine, from a strategic planning perspective, how health and health care leaders approach partnering with other organizations in order to survive and thrive in the current and future healthcare landscape. For instance, what drives the strategic decision-making process and how do firms evaluate the organizations, cultures, and operations or possible partners as well as the economic feasibility of a partnership. The provider-based strategy behind recent health care mergers and affiliations within New York state are given a particular focus; notably, the elements that stakeholders within the health care industry evaluate when selecting possible entities with which to affiliate or merge.

Moderator: Solomon Torres, FACHE, LNHA, Vice Chair and Administrator, Orthopedic Service Line, Mount Sinai Health System

Panelists:
Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP, Chief Innovation Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Kevin McGeachy, MBA, FACHE, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Northwell Health
Israel Rocha, CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst; Vice President, OneCity Health
David Shih, MD, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Health and Innovation, CityMD
6:30 - 8:20pm: The Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society Presents: PUBLIC HEALTH CAREER PANEL AND ROUNDTABLE
Location: Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, North Campus

Description: Public health is a growing and diverse field that promises opportunities to work in a variety of settings. Although an exciting concept, too many options can leave many students and graduates feeling overwhelmed about the job search process. The Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society invites you to attend the Public Health Career Panel and Roundtable to listen, ask and engage with public health professionals working across the core disciplines of public health. During this event, our panelists of distinguished public health practitioners will provide you with knowledge, advice and tools that cannot be acquired through your course work and textbooks. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

Event Moderator: Linda Courtien MS, CCC-SLP, MPH '17, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities; Delta Kappa Chapter President, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society

Roundtable Discussants:
Meaghan Abrego MPH, Program Research Specialist III, AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Shirley Bejarano MPH, MS, CPH, Director of Education and Prevention, AIDS Center of Queens County
Caitlin DeCoster, MPH '17, Research Coordinator, Department of Medicine, Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Northwell Health
Elsie Essien MPH, Program Coordinator, GLOhBAL (Global Learning Optimizing health. Building Alliances Locally), Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Northwell Health
Sarah Johnson MS, MPH, Senior Spatial Analyst, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Nuzhat Quaderi MPH '15, CHES, Program Manager, Northwell Health Solutions
Amanda Raker MPH, Implementation Specialist, HIV Care and Treatment Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4 - 6pm: THE GRAND ANNUAL AUDIOLOGY DEBATE
Location: Plaza Rooms Middle and West, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Description: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to the use of non-allopathic methods to treat illness. These include means such as acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, non-prescription drugs, herbs, or supplements. With the rise in the use of CAM to treat 'incurable' conditions like tinnitus (ringing in the ears), audiologists face the question, "Should complementary and alternative medicine be used to treat tinnitus?" This student-led debate will explore both sides of this important and timely question. Parallels can be drawn between tinnitus and similar health conditions such as intractable pain!

Panelists:
Aniruddha K. Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Hearing Sciences and Director of The Hear-Ring Lab, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, School of Health Professions and Human Services, Hofstra University
Wendy C. Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinic Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Hearing Clinic, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, Hofstra University
Maja Svrakic, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Jason Thomas, AUD, CCC-A, F-ADA, Clinical Coordinator of Audiology, Speech and Hearing Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. John’s University

For more information on the event, contact Nicolle Tumminelli, Assistant Dean.


Visit the student organization tables April 10 and 11 in the Student Center Atrium, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
to join health promotion activities and receive educational health materials.

Exhibits include Gun Violence Prevention: An Interactive Exhibit
The exhibit will offer information on gun violence along with ways to advocate for prevention. Visitors of this exhibit will have the opportunity to send postcards to New York state government officials, take their picture, and join other students who are standing up to create awareness for gun violence prevention.

While attending a Hofstra National Public Health Week event, please be sure to use the hashtag #HofNPHW18.