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New England Coalition for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Agenda Updated 10-14-02

2002 Annual NECON Regional Conference

"Marketing Prevention for Societal Health"
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, MA
Fee: $45

8:00  Registration

    Coffee & Light Refreshments

8:30  Welcome & Introductions

    Bertram Yaffe, Chair, NECON
    Brian M. Cresta, Regional Director, Region One (New England), US DHHS
    Betsy Rosenfeld, JD, Acting Regional Health Administrator, US Public Health
    Service, Region One (New England), US DHHS

9:00  Panel: Marketing Prevention for Societal Health

    Joxel Garcia, MD, MBA, Commissioner, State of CT, DPH
    Patricia A. Nolan, MD, MPH, Director of Health, RI DOH
    Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Commissioner, MA DPH
    Rep. Peter J. Koutoujian, Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care (MA)

    Moderator: Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Assoc. Dean of Faculty Development,
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health

10:30  Break

10:45  Keynote Address

    Claude A. Allen, Deputy Secretary, US Dept. of Health & Human Services
    Introduction: Brian M. Cresta, Reg. Director, Region One (New England), US DHHS

11:30  Tales From The Trenches

    Gerald L. Evans, MD, Director, HeartVentures, Framingham, MA
    Introduction: Mary Ann Cooney, BNC, MS, Dir., NH DHHS, Div. Chronic Disease Prev.

    Carol Cone, Chief Executive Officer, Cone, Inc.
    Introduction: Bertram Yaffe, Chair, NECON

12:45  Lunch

    Sen. Jack Reed (RI), US Senate Healthcare Committee
    Introduction: Bertram Yaffe, Chair, NECON

2:00    Working Groups & Task Forces: Confronting the Challenges

  • Mental Health
    "Brief Review of Current CMHS Promotion and Prevention Activities"
    Nancy Davis, Ed.D., Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA/Ctr. for Mental Health Services
    "Next Generation - A Statewide Approach to Prevention"
    Workshop Leader, Joe Bevilacqua, Ph.D., Chair,
    Mental Health Promotion & Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force
    Thomas Kirk, Jr., Commissioner, CT Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services
    Dianne Harnad, MSW, Director, Prevention Services, CT DMH&AS
    Wayne Dailey, Ph.D. Senior Policy Advisor, CT DMH&AS
  • Eliminating Disparities
    "The Community-Academic-Public Policy [CAPP] Team - Addressing Health Disparities in Maine"
    Moderator: Janet Scott-Harris, Regional Consultant for Minority Health, US DHHS/Office of Minority Health, Region One
    Carl M. Toney, P.A., Project Director, Univ. of New England Center for Transcultural Health
    Sophie Glidden, Director, Office of Primary and Rural Health Care, Co-Director, Health Disparities Task Force, ME Bureau of Health
  • Obesity
    "Control and Prevention of Obesity"
    Workshop Leader, Walter C. Willett, MD, Dr.PH, Chair, Dept. of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Women's Health
    Workshop Leader, Laurie Robinson, Women's Health Coordinator, Region I, US DHHS
    Jacqueline P. Fields, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Ctr. for Research on Women, Wellesley College
  • Cancer
    "The NECON Cancer Working Group: Collective Action Toward Accomplishments and Future Directions in State-based Comprehensive Cancer Planning"
    Moderator: Janet McGrail, VP for Prevention and Detection, American Cancer Society, New England Division
    "NECON Cancer Working Group: Progress on Priorities Through Collective Action"
    Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
    Chair, NECON Cancer Working Group
    "State Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning: Progress and Prospects for Enhancing the
    Future of Collective Action For Cancer Control Initiatives"
    John Fulton, RI Dept of Health
    Adrianne Walsh, American Cancer Society, NE Division, Providence, RI
    Cheryl Haller, ACS New England Division, Montpelier, VT
    Barbara Moeykens, VT Dept of Health
    Mary Ann Cooney, NH Dept of Health
    Penny Maliska , ACS, New England Division, Bedford, NH
    Anita Ruff, CDC/ME Bureau of Health
    Marty Mancuso, ACS, New England Division, Meriden, CT
    Janet McGrail, ACS, New England Division, Framingham, MA
    Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
    Chair, NECON Cancer Working Group
    "AIDS and Adolescents"
    Workshop Leader, Donna Gallagher, RNC, MS, ANP, FAAN, Director, New England AIDS Education & Training Center
    Durrell Fox, Director, New England HIV Education Consortium
  • Heart
    Facilitator: David Chatel, Sr. VP for Health Marketing, American Heart Association
    Kathy Foell, MS, RD, Director, Cardiovascular Health Initiative, MA Department of Health
    John Lacasse, ENG.D.SC., President, Medical Care Development
    Mark C. Pettus, MD, Associate Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Berkshire Medical Center

4:00    Closing Remarks and Next Steps

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