Contact: Mary E. Horgan
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Local health care leaders will address graduate students and faculty representatives from Kyungsan University in Kyungbuk, Korea at a five-day public health and long-term care conference at Pace University. This third annual conference, organized by the University’s Department of Public Administration’s Center for Health Care Policy Education and Research of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, will be held July 23-27 at the Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains.
Hulda Vidal Martinez, Director of the Division of Community Partnerships, Westchester County Department of Health, will open the conference with an overview of public health services. Other guest speakers include David Martin, director, American Lung Association; Laura Bolotsky, program administrator, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services; Edward F. Leonard, executive vice president, White Plains Hospital Center; Ansley Bacon, Ph.D., director, Westchester Institute for Human Development; and Renee O’Rourke, assistant commissioner for planning and evaluation, Westchester County Department Of Health.
Conference topics on public health and long-term care include: Public Health Policy and Implementation in Food Safety; Public Health Issues in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment; The Role of Private Advocacy Groups in Public Health; Politics and Public Health; Nursing Home Services; Adult Day Health Care Programs; Community Based Aging Services; Services for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability; Hospitals and Acute Care; Hospital-Based Home Health Care; Children’s Health Care Issues; and School Health Issues.
Participants will also make site visits to the White Plains Hospital Center, and the Westchester Institute for Human Development and the Taylor Care Center at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
Pace University’s Center for Health Care Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University and to assist health care providers in meeting the needs of the community.