2021 Annual Conference Agenda

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    Wednesday          Thursday            Friday           Monday         Tuesday

Wednesday, October 13 - COVID-19

11:00-11:05

Opening Remarks

11:05-12:05

Plenary Speaker: Imran Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Countering Digital Hate

12:05-12:10 

Break

Tracks 

COVID-19 and Technology

COVID-19 Topics
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COVID-19 and Partnerships

COVID-19 Response

 12:10-1:00

COVID-19 Equitable Vaccine, Response, and Recovery: Using Social Vulnerability Mapping

Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework of COVID-19 mitigation measures on social, economic, and overall health

Strange Bedfellows? Museums and Public Health Education: a COVID-19 Oral History Partnership between UW Public Health Global Health Major and the WA State History Museum

Protecting Our Community, a Remote, Randomized Control Trial of a COVID-19 Home-Testing Kit in Two Underserved Communities: Balancing Community Relationships, Public Health and Scientific Rigor

 1:05-1:10

Break     

 1:10-2:00

Electronic Case Reporting Adds Value To Washington Public Health Services

Engaging MPH Students in Applied Public Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tribal and Urban Indian COVID-19 Response

Asymptomatic COVID antigen testing in Pierce County rural school districts

 2:00-2:05

Break     

 2:05-2:55

All for One and One for All: Exploring Equity Impacts of a Novel Bluetooth Exposure Notification (EN) Tool

COVID-19 Student Survey: Assessing the Wellbeing of our State's Youth

Building and Becoming Trusted Messengers: Increasing Health Equity through Community-Empowered COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Outbreaks in Washington State Correctional Facilities, March 2020–February 2021

2:55-3:00

Wrap Up

 

Thursday, October 14 - Equity and Racism

9:00-9:05

Opening Remarks

9:05-9:50

Plenary Speaker #1: Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH
Vice Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Diversity, ABA Health Law Section

9:50-10:40

Panel Discussion on Racism & Equity

10:40-11:30

Plenary Speaker #2: Dr. Karen Johnson
Director of the Washington State Office of Equity

11:30-11:40 

Break

 Tracks

Equity and COVID-19

Equity Population Health

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Community Partnerships

Collaboration and Community Engagement 

 11:40-12:30

Reviewing the Impact of the COVID-19 Farmworker Study of Washington on Washington's COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Native Experiences of Contraception

Foundational Public Health Services, Bridging the Gaps in Data and Public Health Systems in Washington State to Advance American Indian and Alaska Native Health 

A Case Study, Pulling Together for Wellness, brings a “whole new way of thinking” and Mutual Lessons Learned

12:30-12:35

Break     

 12:35-1:25

 A Community-Driven Approach: Equitable and inclusive approaches to COVID-19 communications

The Development and Validation of a Survey Instrument to Assess Racial and Cultural Inclusiveness: A Case Study

Tribal/Urban Indian Health Immunizations Coalition Pulling Together for Wellness, a tribally developed methodology

Implications of Community-centered Public Health Responses at a State Agency

1:25-1:30

Wrap Up

4:00-5:00

Awards Ceremony

 

Friday, October 15 - Healthcare and Public Health

10:00-10:05

Opening Remarks

10:05-10:55

Panel Discussion on Policy

10:55-11:00 

Break

 Tracks

Epidemic of Despair
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Heath Across the Lifespan

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Community Partnerships

Health System Transformation

 11:00-11:50

 Partnering to Support the Mental Health of Young People in Washington

Community Driven Approaches to Improve Youth Sexual Health, Ages 12-19

Expanding a Statewide System to Address Population Health and the Social Determinants of Health

Building Provider Capacity to Screen, Identify, and Refer Disparate Populations with Prediabetes

 11:50-11:55

Break     

 

12:00- 12:30

Plenary Speaker: Congresswoman Kim Schrier
Washington's 8th Congressional District

 12:35-1:25

Addressing Excessive Stress in Agriculture

Adapting Health Promotion Programs for Virtual Delivery: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

TBA

You Are What You Eat: Leveraging the Power of Partnerships to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Low-Income Households

 1:25-1:30

Break     

 1:30-2:20

Estimating Buprenorphine Treatment Capacity and Utilization in Washington State

Pharmacists and Community Health Workers Improving Controlled Hypertension Rates

Evaluation of the Implementation of the WISEWOMAN Program in WA State

Theory to Practice: Designing an Operational Regional Triage Team

2:20-2:25

Wrap Up

 

Monday, October 18 - Leadership, Environmental Health, and Chronic Disease

1:00-1:05

Opening Remarks

1:05-2:00

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Umair Shah
Washington State Secretary of Health

2:00-2:05

Break

Tracks 

Leadership

Environmental Health 
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Tobacco and Vaping
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Chronic Disease

 2:05-2:55 pm

Results from the inaugural cohort of the Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wastewater Surveillance as a Tool for COVID-19 Response

New Partnership To Combat an Old Public Health Enemy: Commercial Tobacco & Vapor Products

Communicating the Value of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): Development of Impact Statements

2:55-3:00

Break     

 3:00-3:50

TBA

Voices of Hanford Workers Exposed to Chemical Vapors: Case Studies of Interactions with Workplace, Safety, Health Care and Compensation Systems

Youth Cannabis Prevention - Why do it, what works and what's new

State Pre-emption of Sugar-sweetened Beverage Taxes in Oregon and Washington State: Implications and Lessons for Public Health Efforts

 3:50-3:55

Break     

 3:55-4:45

TBA

Characterizing Community Perceptions of Climate Resilience

TBA

Assessing the Impact of WIC Remote Services

4:45-4:50

Wrap Up

 

Tuesday, October 19 - Politics and Public Health, and Poster Sessions

9:00-9:05

Opening Remarks

9:05-9:55

Plenary Speakers: Donna Levin, National Director of the Network for Public Health Law, and Jennifer Piatt, Deputy Director with the Network for Public Health Law's Western Region Office

 9:55-10:00

Break

10:00-11:00

Panel Discussion: Politics and Public Health

11:00-11:05 

Break

Tracks 

COVID-19 Topics
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COVID-19 Topics

Poster Sessions
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Technology

 11:05-11:55

Keys to prevention: Individual behaviors and COVID-19 vaccine intentions in Yakima County

Keeping Equity at the Forefront of Pierce County's COVID-19 Response: Using a mixed-methods data approach to inform equitable community engagement and outreach for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Promoting Dog Walking Among Dog New Owners at RASKC as a One Health Intervention

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 Adapting Study Methods in Hard to Reach Populations During COVID-19

SHARE-NW: Practice-Centered Design of a Data Dashboard and Training for Addressing Rural Health Inequities

 11:55-12:00

Break     

Tracks

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions

Technology

 12:00-12:50

What Can We Learn From the COVID-19 Experience of the Sequim Food Bank(S.F.B.), Its Visitors, and Volunteers?

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Watch Me Grow Washington - Material Evaluation with Spanish-Speaking Migrant Farmworker Parents

Behavioral health workshop for high school students during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Higher Mental Distress Associated with Less Air Quality Mitigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evolving Providers’ Perspectives of Contraception Care for Adolescents During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Vaccination attitudes and intentions among individuals recently giving birth in Washington State during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reducing the Burden of Influenza Reports: Using R Markdown to Create Dynamic Reproducible Reports

 12:50-12:55

Segue to Annual Business Meeting  & Closing Conference Remarks

12:55-2:00

Annual Business Meeting