ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The aim of this three-day conference is to improve health and science education in classrooms and communities around the world. It will bring together leading educators, innovators, and pioneers in a multidisciplinary forum to promote improvements and innovations in health and science education. This exceptional event will connect people from diverse communities and professional backgrounds and offer unique opportunities for networking and building collaborations. The first day will present a research forum focusing on methodologies for evaluating educational programs. The second day will include panels and keynote speakers engaging with the audience, both onsite and online, to discuss local and global successes and challenges in education and health. The third day will offer hands-on workshops and group discussions for teacher training, support, and collaboration as well as a poster session by teachers, for teachers.
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- To identify successful examples of effective public health education programs, their implementation models, and evaluation metrics
- To analyze the challenges in designing effective, scalable, and cost-effective public health education programs
- To identify strategies, methodologies, and incentives for developing future public health programs that yield large-scale improvements in health outcomes in our communities
Invited Speakers include Cindy Brock (teacher), Alex Jadad (innovator), and Nancy Lorenzi (academic).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Teachers, health professionals, public health educators, community health services groups, university professors, and students in the fields of education, public health, medicine, social science, engineering, and e-health are all encouraged to attend. We expect to have more than 300 participants from around the globe.
WHY THIS CONFERENCE IS IMPORTANT
The Cure4Kids Global Summit addresses issues in public health.
Health and education are inextricably linked. The need for effective and scalable
cancer, health, and science education programs is increasing due to rising levels of
chronic disease. Current approaches are not yielding scalable, sustainable solutions.
Since the problem is complex, we need new approaches that combine multiple
disciplines such as education, medicine, the sciences, and public health to create
innovative solutions. We need to develop opportunities and strategies to involve and
engage teachers, children and families in new health education approaches. Recent
statistics show that nearly one in three U.S. high school students do not graduate
every year. International student achievement tests show that U.S. students rank
well below many other developed countries in science and math. More than one third
of adults in the United States have only basic or below basic levels of health literacy,
or the ability to read, understand, and use healthcare information. Large scale public
health education initiatives have been developed to help deal with issues such as
nutrition, exercise, and smoking, yet, despite billions of dollars of research and
public health expenditures, obesity, heart disease, and preventable cancers remain
large public health problems. Over half of the deaths in the world are due to just four
chronic conditions — diabetes, lung diseases, some cancers, and heart disease —
caused by three risk factors — smoking, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. The
World Health Organization reports that “chronic disease epidemics take decades to
become fully established; given their long duration, there are many opportunities for
prevention that require a long-term and systematic approach to treatment.
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