Annual Conference

2016 Wyoming Annual Education Conference

Partnership to Promote a Healthy Wyoming

September 28-29, 2016

September 28th - 8:00 - 5:00
September 29th - 8:00 - 3:00

Little America Hotel & Conference Center Cheyenne, Wyoming
Presented by:
Wyoming Public Health Association (WPHA)
Wyoming Department of Health, Chronic Disease Unit

Core-FunctionsGeneral Conference Information
The purpose of the 2016 Wyoming Annual Education Conference is to provide an opportunity for education, networking and skill development of the professionals in Wyoming. The Conference is designed to build a more competent public health workforce and to strengthen our public health systems.

The goals of the conference are to:

  1. Provide a forum for public health professionals to develop new skills, demonstrate best practices, exchange lessons learned, share current research, and discover valuable resources.
  2. Offer a multi‐disciplinary conference program that encompasses the broad aspects of public health.
  3. Stimulate innovation in public health practice.
  4. Provide an annual meeting opportunity for the memberships of the affiliate associations.
  5. Encourage networking of all professions represented in public health.

The intended audience for this conference includes, but is not limited to:

  • community service providers
  • epidemiologists
  • health educators
  • physicians
  • program coordinators and administrators
  • nurses
  • environmental health professionals
  • community health workers
  • patient navigators
  • public health officers
  • researchers and faculty
  • mental health professionals
  • policy professionals
  • students
  • related health specialists

This conference is a gathering of individuals associated with public health from around the state. Conference attendees will consist of a wide mix of participants from the public, private and non‐ profit sectors, as well as the medical, academic and community settings.

The theme of the 2016 conference is Partnerships to Promote a Health Wyoming. The 2016 conference aims to:

  • build new partnerships in the quickly changing climate of public health
  • bridge existing partnerships with new collaborations across multiple fields and disciplines
  • integrate awareness of health inequities into current public health work
  • offer an opportunity for networking and learning to all conference attendees

The conference will provide awareness of and concepts for improving community health and to showcase multidisciplinary efforts within the context of the three core functions of public health: assessment, policy, and assurance.