On behalf of the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference (MPPHC) planning committee, we welcome your participation for the 2018 MPPHC Conference. The conference will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront – October 10 – 11 (Wednesday and Thursday) with preconference activities on Tuesday, October 9.
We are looking for all aspects of public health including (but not limited to): clinical, vector, food safety, animal/veterinarian, environmental (water and air), preparedness, healthy communities, governance, social justice, administrative, technology, healthy aging, human trafficking, and health in all policies.
More importantly, we are looking for topics with a central theme of becoming a health strategist or Public Health 3.0 initiatives. Public Health 3.0 recognizes that we need to focus on the social determinants of health in order to create lasting improvements for the health of everyone in America. Public health is what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy. We often think of the health care industry when we think of health, but building healthy communities requires strategic collaboration across all sectors. When we build a complete infrastructure of healthy communities, we can begin to close the gaps in health due to race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, zip code or income.
For Public Health 3.0 to succeed, local and state public health leaders must step up to serve as Chief Health Strategists for their communities, mobilizing community action to strengthen infrastructure and form strategic partnerships across sectors and jurisdictions. These partnerships are necessary to develop and share sustainable resources and to leverage data for action that can address the most urgent community health needs.
Public Health 3.0 exemplifies the transformative success stories that many pioneering communities across the country have already accomplished. The challenge now is to institutionalize these efforts and replicate these triumphs across all communities for all people. ~ Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
The conference planning committee is interested in proposals for oral presentations, facilitated or roundtable discussion sessions, and poster presentations to build on our success of last year’s conference.