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Northern California Society of Public Health Educators

UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference

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The 12th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference “Empowering the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals”

World-renown Speakers
-45 World Leaders in Medicine and Healthcare (See Current Lineup »)
-400 Deans of Admission from Top Health-professions Schools

Full Pre-Health Professions Programming
-Medicine (MD/DO)
-Public Health
-Veterinary Medicine
-Physician Assistant
-Physical and Occupational Therapy
-Podiatric Medicine
-Naturopathic Medicine

Conference will include
-110 Medical Schools
-30 Pharmacy Schools
-30 Dentistry Schools
-30 Nursing Schools
-25 Public Health Schools
-15 Veterinary Schools
-25 Graduate and STEM Schools
-15 Physician Assistant Schools
-15 Physical and Occupational Therapy Programs

Conference Highlights
-Deans of Admission Panel and Q&A Sessions
-Pre-Health Professions Fair (over 500 Programs Represented)
-Non-Traditional Medical and Health Professions Student Panel
-Inspirational Stories
-Interactive Workshops
-Over 1200 Speakers (Deans of Medical and Health Professions Schools, Physicians, Pharmacists, Dentists, Public Health Professionals, Veterinarians, PAs, Researchers in STEM, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, and more!)
Over 300 Workshops

-Pre-Registration: $25.00, Nov 1, 2013 to Feb 1, 2014
-Early Registration: $35.00, Feb 1 to July 2, 2014
-Regular Registration: $45.00 July 2 to Oct 2, 2014
-Late Registration: $55.00 Oct 2 to Oct 11, 2014
-At-Door Registration: $60.00 Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2014
-Group Registration: $35.00, Nov 1, 2013 to Oct 1, 2014 (min 7 tickets)

All Inclusive Packages for $95.00 Registration Deadline: October 8, 2014 (will sell out prior to deadline)
-Access to All Keynote Sessions
-Access to Over 300 Workshops
-Access to Pre-Health Professions Fair
-Bus Transportation from:
UCSD, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC, Mt. Sac, UC Merced, Fresno State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, SF State, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, U of Oregon, and U of Nevada Reno. Available and open to EVERYONE
Limited Fee Waivers & Free Housing Available

For More Information and Registration, please visit:


Coastal Trail Walk for Suicide Prevention

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Get Ready to Walk!

Suicide Prevention Service's
8th Annual Coastal Trail Walk
is September 20th
Suicide Prevention Service is proud to announce our 8th Annual Coastal Trail Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Registration starts at 9am and the walk begins at 10.  Join us at Window on the Bay Park in Monterey to celebrate life and come together as a community to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and support each other around the issue of suicide.  Food and raffle prizes will be bountiful, and pets are encouraged!  Come as a family, as a team, individually, or even bring a friend and volunteer.
New website, easier registration, same great cause!
We have updated our Walk website this year.  The new format is simple, easy to navigate, and we still kept the same address:!
To register as a walker, volunteer, or just to check things out, visit our event page here or call us at 1-877-311-WALK.  Or, if you would like to learn more about Suicide Prevention Service, click here for our program website.
We hope to see you there!
Suicide Prevention Service is dedicated to supporting life and offering services throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County.  We offer educational presentations and trainings, bereavement support services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and a multilingual, 24-hr suicide crisis line.
****If you, or someone you know, is feeling suicidal, you are not alone.  Call 1-877-663-5433 (ONE-LIFE) or locally at (831) 458-5300 to speak to a volunteer on our suicide crisis line today.****


Webinar: Health Equity

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TOPIC: Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the California Reducing Disparities Project and Office of Health Equity


Jahmal Miller, MHA, Deputy Director of California’s Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health

Marina Castillo-Augusto, MS, Staff Services Manager, California Reducing Disparities Project, California Department of Public Health

Tamu Nolfo, Ph.D., Special Consultant, California Department of Public Health

DATE: September 15, 2014

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here1:

California’s Office of Health Equity (OHE) was established by the California Health and Safety Code to provide a key leadership role to reduce health and mental health disparities in communities. This office prioritizes the achievement of the highest level of health and mental health for all people, with special attention focused on those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage and historical injustice, through cross-sector partnerships and the alignment of state resources, policies, and programs. The California Reducing Disparities Project is a statewide policy initiative led by OHE to identify solutions for historically underserved communities in the area of behavioral health. In this webinar, speakers will discuss the policy levers and partnerships that support the California Office of Health Equity and their California Reducing Disparities Project as well as the strategies, resources, and tools implemented through the California Reducing Disparities Project to promote health equity in the state of California.

Click Here for Full Abstract and Speaker Biographies:

The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) is a group of 12 federal agencies convened under the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The FIHET provides a forum for federal agencies to increase dialog between traditionally siloed programs in ways that enhance cross-agency coordination, maximally leverage existing resources, and increase the impact of federal resources on conditions within communities.

The Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

1 If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinar-specific or technical questions, contact the moderator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Webinar: Healthy People 2020

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Please join Healthy People 2020 and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) on Tuesday, September 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET to learn more about this important topic. You’ll learn what is being done to promote collaborative education across health professions and how you can access resources for developing interprofessional curricula and collaborative learning.

Please let me know if you have any questions—and remember to register today! One Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit is available for webinar participants.

Cassidy and the Healthy People Team

Addressing #health issues requires a team approach. Learn more w/ @GoHealthyPeople & @APTRupdate on 9/9@ 1pmET:


Goodwill and Breathe California

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Got some old items destined for Goodwill? Drop off old clothing, books, dishware, small appliances and e-waste at our San Jose office before August 27 and benefit Breathe California. Learn more at the link below.

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