A huge congratulations to our former ENACT doctoral fellow, Molly Vaughan, PhD, DPT,
Dr. Patience White, MD to Present Live Talk and Webcast: REGISTER NOW!
Dr. Patience White, MD, Vice President of Public Health with the Arthritis Foundation, will present a case study of the opportunities and challenges of coordinating the activities of multiple agencies to move a national public health agenda into action.
Dr. White’s talk will take place on September 19th, from 4:30-5:30 pm, followed by a reception with refreshments. Those who can’t attend in person are invited to participate remotely via live webcast.
Click here to register to attend the live talk at Boston University’s School of Public Health, in Bakst Auditorium (Registration not required- just stop by!)
Click here to register for the live webcast of Dr. White’s talk
Please see below for an overview of the talk.
Moving National Public Health Agendas to Action: Pitfalls, Challenges, & Opportunities
Establishing national public health agendas is challenging; Moving public health agendas to “action” is even more difficult. Join us to hear Dr. Patience White, the Arthritis Foundation Vice President for Public Health, share her perspectives on moving the national Osteoarthritis (OA) Public Health Agenda to action. As the greatest contributor to physical limitation and work disability, arthritis impacts common public health epidemics such as obesity and diabetes. Dr. White will discuss development and implementation of four major interdisciplinary recent initiatives aimed to move the national OA Public Health Agenda to action: i) the OA Action Alliance, ii) the Ad Council Campaign, iii) the Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity among Adults with Arthritis report, and iv) the Institute of Medicine Living Well with Chronic Disease. This webcast will be of interest to public health professionals and medical and rehabilitation practitioners.