Live-Tweeting Resources from IPHA

Did you miss the 2018 IPHA conference in Normal, Illinois? Read this blog to discover four helpful action items based on a few conference sessions.

Live-Tweeting Resources from IPHA’s Annual Conference

Last week, I attended the Illinois Public Health Association’s 77th Annual Conference: Public Health Proud. This is the third consecutive year that the Illinois PRC has sponsored the conference and I had the opportunity to live-tweet during several of the sessions.

My goal was to equip our Twitter followers with resources and tools that they could bring back to their communities, agencies, and peers. Here are just a few action items from a sample of the conference sessions.

    • Watch presentations from the Illinois Public Health Association’s Workforce Development Forum. The forum explored how Illinois can apply components of Public Health 3.0, a national model for public health practice, to the state’s public health workforce.
    • Review the Illinois Workforce Development Plan 2018-2021. This evolving document includes goals, steps, statistics, and resources for improving the public health workforce in Illinois.
    • Utilize technical assistance provided by students and interns through the Environmental Protection Agency’s College Underserved/Community Partnership Program (CUPP) to meet community needs.
    • Looking to make a change within your organization or community? Use this helpful template to craft your organizing sentence and get focused:

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About the Author. Amber Uskali, MPH, is the Deputy Director for the Illinois PRC. She traveled from Chicago to attend IPHA’s annual conference in her childhood home of Normal, Illinois.

About the Images. The Public Health 3.0 image was utilized by the Illinois PRC from IPHA. The banner image was utilized by the Illinois PRC from an IPHA conference document.