November 15, 2018

Misra to Speak at Healthy Partnership Meeting

Misra

From the health implications of digital technologies to the effects of keeping kids sugar-free, topics for the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Annual Meeting will cover a large range of issues. The meeting, planned for 12:30 to 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, will feature Shalini Misra as the keynote speaker. MedStar St. Mary’s supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership.

Shalini Misra, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech University. Her research focuses on the social, psychological, and cultural implications of the Internet and mobile communication technologies, as well as the study of the processes and outcomes of transdisciplinary collaborative scientific, training, and action research initiatives.

The annual meeting offers participants the opportunity to network, learn from public health experts and receive updates on local efforts to improve overall health.

Session topics for the annual meeting include a variety of distinguished speakers who will share information on a range of topics, like:

  • The psychological, social, and health implications of digital technologies
  • Medical cannabis in Maryland
  • Harm reduction and the opioid crisis
  • The initiative for Sugar-Free Kids
  • Using social media and communications to engage youth
  • Community action to address health needs locally

For more information, including speaker information and the meeting schedule, visit the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership website.

Anyone who is interested in the creating a healthier St. Mary’s County can attend the annual meeting — it is not necessary to be a member of the partnership. Still, everyone is welcome to become a member for free by visiting the partnership’s website.

The Department of Social Services will coordinate CEUs for interested attendees. Participants who meet the requirements will receive their CEUs by mail.

Printed tickets are not required to attend but all attendees are asked to register to allow enough seating, handouts and refreshments.

Anyone with questions is welcome to contact the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership at:

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership

PO Box 316

Leonardtown, MD 20650

301-475-6777

stmaryspartnership@gmail.com

For more information and one-click access to a full list of resources available at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, visit their Leader member page.

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