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JANUARY 2012 E-NEWS

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Advocacy Summit next week    
Submit your abstracts  
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Nominate someone for a UPHA award  
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I am Public Health  
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Got the flu yet?  

 

Advocacy summit next week

Join us on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 8:30am to 1:00pm as we discuss the legislative process, framing the public health message and the interface between health and policy.

Take a look at the agenda and register now.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 12:00pm.

 

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submit your abstracts

Abstracts for the 2012 Public Health Conference for Utah are now being accepted for oral and poster presentation.

We're seeking innovative proposals that reflect the conference theme "No One Does It Alone" and relate to the emerging issues and challenges of protecting the public’s health in the new decade.

Submit abstracts here. Deadline is February 3, 2012.

 

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nominate someone for a upha award

UPHA awards are presented each spring at the Public Health Conference for Utah. Start thinking about individuals and teams who've made significant contributions to the field of public health and are deserving of these awards.

  • Beatty Award
  • Public Health Hero Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Youth Award

Award nomination forms can be found on the Resources page. Submit your completed form(s) and supporting documentation to Terri Sory, 385-468-4079, by early March.

Let's recognize the great work being done in public health!

 

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I am Public Health

Davis County Health Department’s Senior Services is offering an evidenced-based workshop called Stepping On. This is a confidence-building, behavior-changing program aimed at helping people aged 60+ years prevent falls. The workshop will cover:

  • Falls and risk
  • Strength and balance exercises
  • Home hazards
  • Safe footwear
  • Vision and falls
  • Safety in public places
  • Community mobility
  • Coping after a fall
  • Understanding how to initiate a medication review

The workshop will be held Thursdays beginning Jan. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at Golden Years Senior Activity Center, 726 South 100 East, Bountiful, UT. For more information or to register for the workshop, call 801-525-5087 or 801-525-5076.

 

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got the flu yet?

See how flu is spreading across your community, Utah, and the U.S. in the nation's first, online, community-based, early threat detection tool. Use this online tool to register and report your flu symptoms (or lack of them) each week. Registration takes ~30 seconds and weekly reporting takes even less. Spread the word, not the flu!

 

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