Follow RWJF at the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting

    • October 27, 2011

The American Public Health Association's 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition
October 29–November 2, 2011
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Booth Number: 2051

Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies.

That’s the theme of the 2011 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. We couldn’t agree more: Physical and social environments and community resources heavily influence health behavior, as much of our research and work will attest.

The Foundation has a substantial presence at the conference, and we are echoing that theme as we strive to bring awareness to:

  • How factors such as clean air, safe walking routes and protection from health threats play an enormous role in our ability to lead healthy lives.
  • How policy and environmental changes can improve access to healthy foods and increase opportunities for physical activity among all children and adolescents.
  • How understanding that health starts where we live, learn, work and play can open up powerful new ways of talking about health and ways to improve it.

During this year's meeting, RWJF is communicating information related to these priorities and connecting with conference attendees and the field in an unprecedented number of ways:

  • Meet with RWJF staff and grantees at booth 2051 during exhibition hours.
  • Follow the conference hashtag #apha11 for the latest updates from the annual meeting. You may see RWJF staff in the Twitter stream. Follow any of our Twitter accounts, @RWJF, @RWJF_PubHealth, @RWJF_ChdObesity, @RWJF_HumanCap and @RWJF_VP, for discussions and resources related to building healthier communities and the impact of social determinants of health. We also encourage you to log onto Twitter to contribute your personal reflections about things in your environment that help you and those you care about stay healthy. Use the hashtag #ode2prevention. @RWJF_PubHealth will track all of your tweets and retweet their favorites.
  • Read and comment on our coverage of the meeting on our blogs.
    • NewPublicHealth features robust reports on key sessions and research highlights, and interviews with thought leaders on topics such as childhood obesity, health disparities, creating healthier communities; strengthening public health departments and the public health workforce.
    • Read a Human Capital blog post by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Lavizzo-Mourey provided opening remarks and accepted the Presidential Citation Award at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Read her address.
  • Read about APHA President and RWJF Health Policy Fellow program alumnus Melvin Shipp’s vision for the future of APHA.
  • Sign up for RWJF E-mail Services.
  • Order publications on display at the meeting.