Dialogue4Health

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MATCH Release Meeting
Friday, March 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Pacific

Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) initiative is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The 2011 County Health Rankings were released on March 30, 2011. This webinar provides background about the Rankings methods and metrics, highlights changes for 2011, discusses key messages for media outreach, and provides examples of successful use of the Rankings to stimulate community response to improve health.

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    PRESENTERS

    Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN, PhD
    Associate Scientist/Community Engagement Director
    University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
    Madison, WI

    Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN PhDJulie is an Associate Scientist and the Community Engagement Director on the Robert Wood Johnson funded Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    Prior to joining the Population Health Institute, Julie worked in local public health for 21 years as a public health nurse, director of nursing, and a health officer. She is a past President of the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards and current Chairperson of the Wisconsin Public Health Council. Julie is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellows program and the National Public Health Leadership Institute.

    Julie received a doctorate degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Public Health Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also holds a M.S.N. from UW-Oshkosh and a B.S.N. from UW-Eau Claire. (uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu and www.countyhealthrankings.org)

    MODERATOR

    Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH
    Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor
    Public Health Institute
    Oakland, CA

    Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH currently serves as the Vice President of External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor at the Public Health Institute (PHI), one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit public health organizations in the nation
     
    Dr. Nevarez has over 32 years of experience as a physician and 29 years as a public health practitioner, having served as the Director of Department of Health and Human Services and Health Officer, City of Berkeley, California, as well as in various clinical settings including serving as Medical Director at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland.  She is Immediate Past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  She is past Board Chair of Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and a member of the Partnership for Prevention Advisory Board. In addition, she has served state government as a member of advisory committees on Primary Care Clinics, Binational and Border Health and Multicultural Health.  Her areas of expertise include Women's reproductive health, community based strategies for chronic disease prevention, and social media for public health. (www.phi.org and www.Dialogue4Health.org

PRESENTATIONS

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Willems Van Dijk/Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health

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