Upcoming events

    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Florida College of Public Health 1225 Center Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
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    FPHA Mental Health Regional Training

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    University of Florida College of Public Health 

    Join us at the FPHA Mental Health Regional Training to learn more about how community based mental health and substance abuse treatment systems work. Hear from community leaders who provide mental health services at a local, regional, and state level.

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    Location: University of Florida College of Public Health 1225 Center Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611

    Parking: Parking will be provided. 

    Lodging: $109++ rate at the Aloft Gainesville -

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    Online Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2019

    Registered, have not paid and do not attend: If you register for the event and find you cannot attend, you must notify FPHA by Tuesday, November 27, 2019 or you will be expected to pay the registration fee.

    Photo/Video Disclaimer: By registering for and attending this training, you agree that your image may be taken during the training and used at any time, without further notification, in printed material, websites, social media, and other marketing purposes. 

    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has estimated that the number of adults with diabetes is expected to rise from 425 million in 2017 to 629 million by 2045. Type 2 diabetes mellitus does not causes specific symptoms for many years at onset, which explains why between 25%-50% of the cases of Type 2 diabetes mellitus remain undiagnosed at any time in the community. Plasma glucose either fasting or 2 hours after a 75g glucose load and HbA1c levels are recommended methods for Type 2 diabetes mellitus diagnosis in the general population. However, these are invasive, expensive and time consuming procedures and, hence, are not suitable for mass screening. It has been shown that the most cost efficient method for Type 2 diabetes mellitus screening in the general population is the use of a non-invasive tool for risk stratification as the first step followed by a blood test for glycaemia. Thus, screening for impaired glucose regulation should be targeted to individuals at high risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Finally, the treatment of T2D is difficult and regardless of pharmacological treatment blood glucose levels have shown to increase over time. Therefore, primary T2D prevention strategies may be more efficient than the secondary prevention approach. In addition, the most common T2D complications such as cardiovascular diseases may be postponed by preventing the development of T2D, highlighting the importance of early T2D prevention in the general susceptible population. 

    This webinar will provide a brief overview on the current estimates of the diabetes epidemics. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how to screen for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes will be presented. In addition, the speakers will present the current scientific evidence in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in randomized clinically controlled trials and field trials. In the end, webinar participants are encouraged to discuss with the presenters various aspects of diabetes epidemiology.

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    Noël C Barengo, MD, MPH, PhD was born and raised in Switzerland where he started his academic training. He studied at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and University of Eastern Finland where he graduated as MD in 1999. Thereafter he completed a Master in Public Health (2001) and a PhD in Public Health (2006) at the University of Eastern Finland (former University of Kuopio). He was given the title of lecturer in public health at the University of Helsinki in Finland in 2009. He has worked as independent consultant in non-communicable diseases for the Pan-American Health Organization, the ASPIRE center in Qatar, the Ministries of Health of Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay. At the present moment he works as Assistant Professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University in the USA. Dr. Barengo has 16 years teaching experience in epidemiology, research methods and public health. Among others, he has been teaching biostatistics, public health, health promotion, global health, epidemiology and research methods in pre- and post-graduated programs at several Universities in the Unites States, Europe and Latin America. Dr. Barengo´s primary research interests are prevention and control of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, his scientific research has been focused on how to control and improve lifestyle habits and risk factors of non-communicable diseases in the population and high-risk groups. He has published more than 80 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters. His H index is 26 and by 2019 his publications have received over 4500 citations.

    Kelsey Christian earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Communication and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Florida.  Her research interests are in health behaviors and how that affects health choices and chronic disease outcomes.   Kelsey is a Health Educator Consultant for the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County in the Community Health division.  She co-leads a team that facilitates the Diabetes Prevention Program, Diabetes Self-Management Education, and a NACCHO Model Practice Award winning program called Get Into Fitness Today.  She and a team member also train other health department staff on inclusion within the Diabetes Prevention Program.  In her role, she leads a robust referral and outreach program focused on increasing prediabetes awareness and screening to healthcare providers.  Additionally, Kelsey is a Certified Health Education Specialist, a Certified Public Health professional, a DPP Lifestyle Coach, and a Master Trainer Select for the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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Past events

22 May 2019 FPHA Health Equity Regional Training
12 Mar 2019 FPHA Health Equity Regional Training
24 Jul 2018 2018 Oral Health Florida Annual Conference & FDOH Dental Performance Management Meeting
24 Jul 2018 Florida Public Health Association and Southern Health Association Annual Educational Conference
24 Jul 2018 Florida Public Health Association and Southern Health Association Exhibitor Registration
24 Jul 2018 Oral Health Florida Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration
02 Apr 2018 National Public Health Week
06 Feb 2018 Brown Bag Lunch for FPHA members and those interested in being a member
20 Nov 2017 Hot Topics in Florida Public Health
26 Jul 2017 2017 Oral Health Florida Conference
21 Apr 2017 Hot Topics in Florida Public Health@FIU Modesto Maidique Campus
03 Apr 2017 National Public Health Week-Healthiest Nation 2030
24 Mar 2017 FPHA Meet-up Ft. Lauderdale
24 Feb 2017 FPHA Meet-up in Ft. Lauderdale
23 Feb 2017 FPHA Networking Brown Bag Lunch
27 Jan 2017 FPHA Meet-up @ Riverside Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02 Dec 2016 FPHA Meet-Up @ Bahama Breeze in Sunrise, FL
05 Nov 2016 FPHA Networking and Physical Activity Event
22 Sep 2016 FPHA Networking Brown Bag Lunch-RSVP requested
16 Sep 2016 FPHA Northwest Regional Meeting - Strengthing Primary Care & Public Health, Collaboration for a Healthier Florida
27 Jul 2016 2016 Oral Health Florida Conference
26 Jul 2016 2016 FPHA Annual Educational Conference - July 26 - 29, 2016
26 Jul 2016 2016 Business Managers Professional Workshop
27 Apr 2016 FPHA Regional Conference: Meeting Public Health Needs & Addressing Health Equity Priorities of South Florida-Registration and Call for Posters
19 Aug 2015 2015 Oral Health Florida
19 Aug 2015 FPHA 2015 Annual Educational Conference
30 Jan 2015 Health Equity Regional Symposia - Orlando, January 30, 2015
27 Jan 2015 Health Equity Regional Symposia - Panama City, January 27, 2015
22 Oct 2014 32nd Annual Southeastern TB Controllers Meeting
24 Sep 2014 Registration Closed - Dr. Kevin Sherin's Reception
30 Jul 2014 2014 Oral Health Florida Conference
30 Jul 2014 FPHA Annual Educational Conference
28 Jul 2014 FEHA Annual Education Meeting
28 Aug 2013 FPHA Annual Educational Conference
23 Aug 2012 Oral Health Florida Conference
08 Aug 2012 FPHA 2012 Annual Educational Conference: The Changing Environment of Public Health
27 Apr 2012 Enhancing Childhood Immunization Strategies and Viral Hepatitis Prevention: "Where Private and Public Health Intersect"

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