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Friday, March 17 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Partnerships that Advance Community Health

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Filomena Machleder will discuss how to partner with the Horizon Foundation to accomplish projects that promote public health.  Leigh Ann Von Hagen will describe an innovative tool, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), used to examine the health impacts on the community. This session will present a case study of an HIA that examined potential health impacts of the Middlesex Greenway Access Plan by identifying how improved access and increased utilization of the trail, located within Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge, affect health outcomes.  Ways to empower decision makers to consider health and equity impacts for pedestrians and cyclists will also be discussed.

  • Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 1 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs). 
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).   

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Filomena Machleder

Program Officer, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
Filomena Machleder is a Program Officer for The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the charitable giving arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.  She has been with The Foundation since 2012 and is responsible for the review and recommendation of grant proposals, the... Read More →
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Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP, PP

Senior Research Manager, Alan M Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
Leigh Ann Von Hagen is a Senior Research Specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and a Facilitator for the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.  Leigh Ann is a licensed professional... Read More →

Robert Takash

President, Edison Greenways Group
Robert Takash is the current President of the Non-Profit "Edison Greenways Group" and the 19th year Commissioner of the "Edison Open Space Advisory Committee" and Committee Member on the "Edison Green Team for Sustainable NJ"..  His volunteer experience has served the Area's Health... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Brunswick Ballroom C Lower Level