Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.: Registration & Breakfast
9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.: Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
10:15 A.M.-11:30 A.M.: Morning Breakout Sessions
11:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M.: Lunch
1:00 P.M.-2:15 P.M.: 1st Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2:30 P.M.-3:45 P.M.: 2nd Afternoon Sessions
4:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.: Closing Ceremony
*Bronxmama Workshop Picks
MOMS IN THE SOUTH BRONX: STRESS FACTORS THAT AFFECT BIRTH OUTCOMES
Angela-Maithy Nguyen, CUNY MPH Candidate and Research Team Lead and Dr. Patricia Ruiz Navarro, PhD and Co-Principal Investigator
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the health disparities in the South Bronx, including current policy initiatives regarding infant mortality. Participants will also be introduced to a study conducted at the CUNY Institute for Health Equity that explored the various stress factors that impact birth outcomes. This workshop will be very interactive with Q&A throughout.
SOUTH BRONX’S HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD: INCREASING ACCESS TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Alane Celeste-Villalvir, City Harvest
This segment of the conference will introduce participants to City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, with highlights and handouts, including copies of the 2012 update of the South Bronx Community Food Assessment (CFA). Most importantly, this session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss how they can impact our city to build health neighborhoods.
HOW TO BUILD HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
Panel Discussion: Dr. Jane Bedell,Assistant Commissioner of the Bronx District Public Health Office of the NYC DOHMH,Senator Gustavo Rivera,Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Director of Operations and Planning in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control at the New York City DOHMH, Craig Willingham, Program Manager, Food Access and Community Health Program of the NYC DOHMH, and Ashley Lederer, Deputy Director of the Nutrition Strategy Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneThe NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH) Bronx District Public Health Office (DPHO) Bureau of Chronic Disease and Montefiore Hospital are working together to reduce obesity in the Bronx through a Bronx Wide Obesity campaign.
During this session, residents will hear from leaders in their communities and discuss the best way to approach the issue. The Bronx DPHO seeks to reduce health inequalities in the South Bronx by targeting resources, programs, and attention to high-need neighborhoods.
A HEALTHY CHILD = A SUCCESSFUL STUDENTC.
Parker-Duncanson, MS, Lisa Suriano, CEO, Director of Operations at JC Food, Diane Barrett, MS, RD, CLC, Senior Dietitian, Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC),Elizabeth Solomon MS, RD is a Nutrition Education Program Manager at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits in children at a young age fosters healthy lifestyles that can last a lifetime, while also supporting good academic performance and success in schools. This session will highlight several nutrition and fitness programs available for young children and school-age children, and provide attendees with information about how they can help support healthy food options for children in schools and at home. Attendees will learn about promoting school wellness programs and improving school food, as well as learn about food and nutrition education programs available for students and community members.