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LA County Dept of Public Health's 8th Annual Science Summit - Science and Data for Action

Type: Event
Start Date: March 23, 2017 08:00 AM
End Date: March 23, 2017 05:00 PM
Location: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The annual Science Summit showcases the scientific work conducted by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health workforce members. Throughout the day, the Department’s public health professional staff will share and learn from each other about evidence based public health practices and the scientific research done within the Department and with partners.

This year marks the eighth annual Science Summit. The theme of this year’s conference is “Science and Data for Action.” We curated speakers from an array of programs within the Department and highlighted work that focuses on innovative uses of data and evidence based practices to address current public health issues within Los Angeles County. An excellent example would be the Community Health Improvement Plan, which was developed using data and analysis from the Community Health Assessment. By using data and science to direct public action, our Department is able to more effectively accomplish our mission, “To protect health, prevent disease and injury, and promote health and well-being for everyone in Los Angeles County.”

The Science Summit supports our Department as the “Principal Community Health Strategist” by informing our workforce and maintaining ourselves as a trusted source of information driven by science and data. As we are faced with a complex health environment and the proliferation of misinformation, science and reliable data are essential to public health.

Keynote & Agenda

Welcome and opening remarks 
Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd
Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Keynote: How Health and Healthcare Connect Using Science and Data for Action
Nirav Shah
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations, Kaiser Permanente

Full agenda can be seen here.  

Registration: You can register for this free event using Eventbrite: https://2017sciencesummit.eventbrite.com. We encourage you to register early as space is limited.

: Lunch will not be provided by the conference. The California Endowment has a Café and there are several restaurants within walking distance.
Social Media: We invite you to share photos and thoughts about the Science Summit using #ScienceSummitLA. Be sure to tag @LAPublicHealth in your posts. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Social Media: Twitter: @LAPublicHealth; Facebook: facebook.com/LAPublicHealth; Instagram: @LAPublicHealth.

Additional Information: Contact Organizational Development and Training at (213) 637-3940 or sciencesummit@ph.lacounty.gov.

Acknowledgements: Science Summit Planning Committee: Paul Simon (Chief Science Officer), Susan Amador, Noël Bazini-Barakat, Douglas Frye, Bernie Lau, Walt Senterfitt, Silvia Shin, and Karen Swanson.
Supporting DPH Programs: Organizational Development and Training, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Science Workgroup, and Public Health Library.

Contributing Organizations
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Kaiser Permanente
UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute 

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