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NECON  FRIDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2004
24TH ANNUAL NECON CONFERENCE ON PROMOTING PREVENTION
THE SCIENCE OF PREVENTION


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

NECON FRIDAY - JUNE 11, 2004
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN NEW ENGLAND IMPLEMENTATION CONFERENCE
Woodstock Inn
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT 059091
Developed with the participation of New England Governors' Conference, Inc., state agencies of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and US Department of Health and Human Services US DHHS - Region I.


NECON  MONDAY - APRIL 26, 2004
EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS FOR THE PROMOTION OF MENTAL HEALTH & PREVENTION OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Publick House Historic Inn
On the Common, Route 131
Sturbridge, MA
508-347-3313  800-PUBLICK

Conference sponsored by the New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NECON), Task Force on Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Prevention and supported by Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Agenda
  • Prevention Works: Proceedings of a New England Regional Conference on Evidence-Based Programs for the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
    CLICK HERE for PDF document (1615K)
    Posted 02-28-2005

NECON  WEDNESDAY - APRIL 28, 2004
NEW ENGLAND HEALTHY WEIGHT COLLABORATIVE STEERING GROUP MEETING
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(lunch will be served)
American Cancer Society
30 Speen Street
Framingham, MA
In preparation for the
New England Healthy Weight Summit Conference at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont on June 11, 2004, the purpose of which is to inaugurate the implementation phase of the NECON/HSPH Strategic Plan for Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in New England. This group will also guide the post-conference implementation phase.

NECON MARCH 31 - APRIL 3, 2003
2003 CDC DIABETES TRANSLATION CONFERENCE
"Public Health Approaches Linking Diabetes Health Care, Education, and Communities"
The Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts
This conference will bring together a wide constituency of local, state, federal, and territorial governmental agencies and private sector diabetes partners. The main constituents are the state-based diabetes prevention and control program (DPCP) representatives and their partners. The conference goals are to 1) increase knowledge and awareness of successful, cost-effective, public and private diabetes programs; 2) present innovative strategies to increase awareness of diabetes and how to prevent its complications; 3) provide opportunities for skill-building, information-sharing, and networking; and 4) explore science, policy, education, and program planning, implementation and evaluation.

  • Conference Information and Registration
  • CDC National Diabetes Program

NECON FEBRUARY 11, 2003
NECON Obesity Control & Physical Activity Forum
Best Western Royal Plaza
Marlborough, MA

NECON OCTOBER 22, 2002
2002 Annual NECON Regional Conference: "Marketing Prevention for Societal Health"
Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
Marlborough, MA

NECON AUGUST 26, 2002
New England Governors' Conference
Chateau Frontenac
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
NECON formally presented updates on health issues of significantimportance to New England.

NECON OCTOBER 16, 2001
Annual NECON Regional Conference:
" Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Medicine - Putting Our Acts Together"
Massachusetts Medical Society
Waltham, MA

NECON SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
State Health Action Forum - Western MA Conference
The Log Cabin
Holyoke, MA

NECON AUGUST 7, 2001
2001 New England Governors' Conference
Bertram Yaffe, President of the Erna Yaffe Foundation and Chair of NECON, spoke at the 2001 New England Governors' Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. In a brief update on the coalition's recent activities, NECON presented New England Governors with a copy of reports released by the United Health Group and the American Public Health Association regarding the progress of New England healthcare, and also provided New England Governors with NECON's future recommendations for improving the health of the people of New England.

NECON MAY 4, 2001
Planning Meeting for State Health Action Forum - Western MA Conference
Massachusetts Prevention Center Resource Library
Springfield, MA
Planning meeting for conference to be held on September 13, 2001.

NECON MAY 3, 2001
NECON Mental Health Task Force Meeting
Actuarial Sciences Associates, Inc.
Wellesley, MA
The major focus of this meeting was stories of prevention success in MA, VT and ME. Charles Biff Director, VT Children's Mental Health Services described VT's two-year experience with early childhood prevention in day care sites. Michael Norton Director, Behavioral Health, MA Medicaid described two programs of prevention: addressing depression in primary care settings and promoting health care for persons with serious mental illness. William Lowenstein Education Specialist, ME DMHMRSAS described his experience in designing and implementing substance abuse prevention and promotion efforts in ME. It is hoped that these stories of successful outcomes provided evidence of grass roots applications of prevention and promotion in New England, and real life examples to the recommendations of our report: Prevention: The Time Is Now.

NECON APRIL 9, 2001
Planning Meeting for Western MA Conference
Massachusetts Prevention Center Resource Library
Springfield, MA
Notes: Planning meeting for conference to be held on September 13, 2001.

NECON MARCH 15, 2001
NECON Working Group Meeting
Massachusetts Medical Society
Waltham, MA
Notes: Agenda included review of 2000 conference proceedings and discussion of plans for October 16, 2001 conference.

NECON FEBRUARY 21, 2001
Planning Meeting for MA State Health Action Forum
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
93 Worcester Street
Wellesley Hills, MA
Notes: Agenda included planning for May 2001 conference to be held in the western Massachusetts area.

NECON  OCTOBER 18, 2000
Annual NECON Regional Conference
"Beginning The Century of Prevention"
The Heller School at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
NECON's annual regional health policymakers conference was devoted to devising specific strategies for the implementation of recommendations to the New England Governors Conference.

NECON SEPTEMBER 22, 2000
New England Governors' Conference
Eastern States Exposition (Big E)
West Springfield, MA
NECON presented its recommendations for prevention strategies that will engage the communities, the states, and the region.

NECON OCTOBER 20, 1999
Annual NECON Regional Conference
"Medicine, Managed Care and Public Health: Creating Partnerships for Prevention"
The Heller School at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Over 200 people attended NECON's annual regional health policymakers conference devoted to devising specific strategies for the implementation of recommendations to the New England Governors Conference.

NECON OCTOBER 5, 1999
New England Governors' Conference
Samoset
Rockport, ME
NECON formally presented and discussed the recommendations from the NECON Conference held at Brandeis University in October of 1998.

NECON OCTOBER 22, 1998
Annual NECON Regional Conference
"Prevention Initiatives in the Evolving Health Care System"
The Heller School at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

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