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Nov
20
Mon
“Resilience” Film Screening & Commentary @ The Cary Theater
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wake County PTA Council, Taylor Family YMCA and Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources are partnering to present a free community screening of the 60-minute documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.

Free but tickets required

Film: 7-8 pm
Commentary: 8-8:30
Allow time for parking.

Resilience: A film directed by James Redford about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their  impact on health, quality of life, economics and education.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all income levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can lessen the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Questions about this event, email: healthandwellness@wakepta.org

 

 

Nov
28
Tue
Resilience Film Screening @ James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hosted by Public Schools First NC
Tickets are not required. RSVPs are appreciated at publicschoolsfirstnc@gmail.com.

Special opportunity for parents and community members!

Public Schools First NC will be screening the award-winning, must-see 60-minute film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. (See more about film here – http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/)

This limited release documentary examines how abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect children’s development & health outcomes in adulthood. Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all income levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

Schools have a critical role to play in promoting the great childhoods that children deserve. One great takeaway from Resilience is that there is always hope! Science shows the effects of ACEs do not have to be permanent. The film highlights how communities working together can build resilience in kids to overcome the impact of ACEs.

Come see this highly acclaimed film to learn more about ACEs, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County children.

There will be short commentary following the film. This film is intended for an adult audience.

This powerful movie is a conversation-starter and a perspective-changer.

More info on ACEs: www. AdvocatesForHealthInAction.org and visit our website for great resources on ACEs and Resilence School Programs www,publicschoolsfirstnc.org

Nov
30
Thu
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ NCPTA Headquarters
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Similar to first aid, this youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to respond to mental health crises, such as depression, anxiety, and more in youth.

This training is perfect for parents, volunteers, teachers, or anyone who spends time around kids.

Lunch will be provided. $30

Register here

Dec
5
Tue
Building ACEs Resilience: What’s Working in Wake County @ Marbles Kids Museum
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Dec
13
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screenings @ Marbles IMAX
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
Sept. 13
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13
Jan. 10
Feb. 14

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Webinar Series: Turning Data into Action
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Series 4: What’s Ahead for the Walking Movement 

We expect 2017 to be a big year for the walking movement. What can we do to prepare for the future and make sure the walking movement continues to grow and develop? These webinars will explore some of the ideas, resources and partnerships available to prepare the walking movement for 2018 and beyond.

Turning Data into Action (December 13) – Register Here!

Dec
14
Thu
Webinar: Attracting People to Parks in the Digital Age
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

National Recreation and Parks Association webinar information and registration

Jan
10
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screenings @ Marbles IMAX
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
Sept. 13
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13
Jan. 10
Feb. 14

Download this flier

 

 

Jan
18
Thu
2018 North Carolina Public Health Leaders Conference @ Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

For 2018, the annual North Carolina State Health Director’s Conference is being rebranded as the annual North Carolina Public Health Leaders Conference.

The 2018 North Carolina Public Health Leaders Conference will focus on national and local efforts to position our state in a Public Health 3.0 model, which includes:

  • Public Health Leaders embracing the role of Chief Health Strategist in their communities
  • Deliberate collaboration across both health and non-health sectors
  • Building on local health improvement success with a focus on social and environmental determinants of health to achieve health equity
  • Timely, reliable, geographically granular, and actionable data
    • Innovative funding models to support PH 3.0, core infrastructure, community-level work, and determinants of health work

Scheduled Featured Speakers

 

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD

Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

John Auerbach, MBA

Executive Director & CEO, Trust for America’s Health

Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Harris County Public Health, Harris County, Texas

President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Addressing Health Equity and Reaching Vulnerable Populations

Maggie Sauer

Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health

NC Medicaid Transformation and the Role of Public Health in a Medicaid Managed Care Environment

Staffs from NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Divisions of Medical Assistance and Health Benefits 

Scheduled Breakout Sessions

 

Public Speaking for Public Health

Environmental Health Equity

Data Visualization – How to Present Data

Spatial Analysis of Health Data from the State Center for Health Statistics

Advancing Biosafety Initiative with Local Health Departments

Community Health Assessment Workshop

Health Equity Impact Assessment for Public Health Organizations

Lessons Learned from Collective Impact Work in NC

Serving NC Public Health Agencies: the NC Institute for Public Health

Public Health Screening Meets Biotech Innovation: Advancing Early Detection and Prevention of Hereditary Cancers

The Pivotal Role of Mentorship in Developing Future Public Health Leaders in an Aging America

Contingency Leadership

Nontraditional Partners & Community Engagement

Effective Local Health Department and Federally Qualified Health Centers Partnerships

Public Health Services and Experiences

Public Health Policy: Understanding the Keys to Success

Change Management Skills for Public Health Leaders

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Special Programming for State and Local Public Health Staff with 0-5 years’ Experience

 

More information to come

Feb
14
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screenings @ Marbles IMAX
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
Sept. 13
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13
Jan. 10
Feb. 14

Download this flier

 

 

AHA Updates
Free Workshop: Smart Solutions for Schools
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Bike/Ped Planning Project Grants
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Community Walkability Workshop
August 7, 2017 [Monday]

Free Summer Meals for Kids
June 20, 2017 [Tuesday]

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