The 5th Annual Healthy Island Healthy People Conference

For Immediate Release

October 7, 2015; 10:25am

DPHSS Release No. 2015-079

The 5th Annual Healthy Island Healthy People Conference

The Department of Public Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Consortium, is hosting the 5th Annual Healthy Island Healthy People Conference on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Onward Beach Resort

The conference is open to the community, health professionals, non-profit organizations, faith-based and youth organizations. Participants will learn about the Governor’s Strategic Plan, “Imagine Guam.” In addition, the NCD Consortium action teams will share their updates on the progress of their efforts in implementing the Guam NCD Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018.

NCDs have been the top four leading causes of death in Guam for many years. Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are chronic diseases that are strongly correlated with four major risk factors: tobacco use, alcohol abuse, poor diet and physical inactivity.

The NCD Consortium consists of various government organizations, non-for-profit organizations and stakeholders working collectively towards a chronic disease-free Guam by encouraging the community to be healthy and active.

For more information or to register for this conference, please contact Maria Cepeda at 735-7435 or via email at maria.cepeda@dphss.guamdev.com. Deadline to register is October 16, 2015. Seating is limited. 

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