The National Public Health Week 2012 planning toolkit is now available. During NPHW 2012, APHA invites you to promote ways to live healthier lives and highlight the theme “A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!” NPHW will build upon the National Prevention Strategy to create a healthier nation by promoting healthy behaviors in the following public health areas:
• Active Living and Healthy Eating
• Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
• Communicable Diseases
• Reproductive and Sexual Health
• Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Digital Health Communication Extravaganza
(From the creator of the CDC’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media)
DON’T MISS THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION EXTRAVAGANZA (DHCX)!
When & Where: Feb. 15-17, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida
What: Information and communication technology is revolutionizing how health information is created, shared, accessed, and applied. DHCX will explore cutting-edge digital health methods, products, and services and will include interactive presentations by internationally renowned speakers. Come join us for a deep dive into the digital age as it relates to health communication, education, information, monitoring, marketing, mobile, and new media.
Who: This unique “Extravaganza” will bring together advanced health professionals, practitioners and scientists, along with entrepreneurs and visionaries, for two days of in-depth discovery, collaboration, and networking centered on the future of digital health communication. Participants will include a diverse group of leaders and professionals from a variety of industries and sectors, including government agencies, academic, nonprofit, and for-profit companies representing public health, healthcare, health promotion, communication, and information technology.
Why: Together we will discover, discuss, and develop new methods to effectively and efficiently apply digital resources in community and healthcare settings to realize optimal behavior changes and health outcomes.
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW!
Sponsored by the University of Florida Center for Digital Health and Wellness
Director: Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Director: J. Don Chaney, PhD, MCHES (email@example.com)
PHACT: Call for Federal Public Health Funds at Work in Your State
In addition to attending town hall meetings this year, APHA would like for you to share a story about why public health funding is important in your community or state. Preferably, the funding would come from one of these three sources:
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2. Health Resources and Services Administration
3. Prevention and Public Health Fund
Examples can provide:
An approximate estimate of the amount of the funding received
Location of the program (city, state)
A summary of the program/intervention (PH issue and intervention being used)
Any examples of positive outcomes to date
Thanks for taking action to protect public health!
APHA’s Advocacy Track at the Annual Meeting
APHA will host a one-day advocacy track of sessions during the 2011 Annual Meeting in D.C. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, and all APHA members are encouraged to attend to enhance their public health advocacy skills. For more detailed information regarding the particular sessions, refer to the 2011 online program (http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/start.html ) and enter the session number to see the list of planned speakers and topics to be covered. Attendees will be eligible for CE credit.
Ø “Nailing your policy: Creating APHA’s policy buddy system,” Session 3007.0, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Ø “Media Advocacy: Breaking through the crowded news cycle,” Session 3119.0, 10:30 a.m.
Ø “The Who, What & How of Advocacy,” Session 3216.0, 12:30-2 p.m.
Ø “Mobilizing a public health campaign,” Session 3318.0, 2:30-4 p.m.
Ø “The Role of Social Media in Public Health,” Session 3417.0, 4:30 p.m.
Drexel University Online
APHA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Drexel University Online. Under this program, APHA members and their families are eligible for special tuition discounts of up to 25 percent when they enroll in any of Drexel’s online courses. Drexel University Online offers a wide range of courses in a flexible online format, including CEPH-accredited programs in biostatistics and epidemiology. Please see the APHA partnership page for more details (http://www.drexel.com/APHA ).
Any agreement entered into between Drexel University Online and an APHA member, employee or family member, is with Drexel University Online and not with APHA. APHA does not endorse any products or services displayed or referred to in conjunction with this partnership and is not responsible for the actual content of Drexel University Online programs.
Let APHA Host Your Public Health Career Day at the Annual Meeting
Employers, this is your opportunity to meet thousands of public health professionals and qualified candidates for hire. Job seekers, here is your chance to market your resume, meet recruiters and sign up for a professional career coaching session, either an individual or group session. Advance your public health career and find new prospects with APHA’s Public Health CareerMart. Find out more: http://www.apha.org/about/careers/am_careers2011.htm.
APHA’s Public Health Buyer’s Guide Links Users to Industry Products
http://publichealthbuyersguide.com is designed specifically for public health professionals, allowing easy search of vendors from a link on the APHA website’s home page, www.apha.org. Within the Public Health Buyer's Guide, public health professionals will be able to easily locate products and services unique to our industry without the clutter of general Internet search engine results.
Public Health and Equity Principles for Transportation
APHA has recently released a list of 10 Public Health and Equity Principles for Transportation. These policies recognize the various impacts that transportation policies can have on public health — they can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, asthma, obesity and mental health disorders — especially on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, the poor and individuals with disabilities. We believe that if transportation policies are reviewed and evaluated with these principles in mind, we will be better able to ensure that health and equity are well-represented. By holding transportation policies to a stated set of standards, we can encourage a transportation system that supports health, and direct funds to programs that improve health, equity and well-being. It is essential that other organizations — at the national, state and local level — demonstrate their support for these principles by joining us as signatories. Please sign on to show your organization’s support for these essential principles.
APHA Annual Meeting
From Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2011 join us in Washington, D.C., for the APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Our section will have a strong presence at the meeting. View the sessions sponsored by our section by visiting the interactive Online Program (http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/start.html ). Search the program using keyword, author name or date. Don’t forget to stop by our new Section and SPIG Pavilion (Booth 3073) in the Public Health Expo next to Everything APHA. For more information about the Annual Meeting visit www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.
Win a Free Annual Meeting Registration!
Forward the contact information for new companies or organizations that you would like to see included as exhibitors at the Annual Meeting to Priya Bose, Meetings and Exhibits Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone submitting a qualified lead for potential new exhibitors will be entered into a drawing for a free full registration. Get to know our exhibitors before the meeting on our Virtual Expo!
APHA Mid-Year Meeting-Chicago
The APHA Midyear Meeting was convened June 23-25, 2011 in Chicago. The theme of the meeting was “Implementing Health Reform- A Public Health Approach.” The opening session established the framework and set the tone for the Midyear Meeting. Specifically, presentations by Dr. Georges Benjamin, APHA’s executive director, and Dr. Linda Rae Murray presented cogent analyses of the current state, and future implications for health reform for public health. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm expanded on policy implications for Public Health. Breakout sessions that were particularly relevant to HIIT were as follows: Technology Implications for Public Health, Achieving Prevention and Wellness, and Engaging Policymakers and Other Leaders. A common thread among the presentations was the pivotal role that HIT plays in the implementation of health reform in the context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HIIT 2010-2011 Leadership
HIIT 2010-2011 Officers
Founder and Chair Emeritus
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Senior Health Policy Fellow & Consultant to the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (now known as Center for Advanced Communications Policy);
Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT- email@example.com
eQ Health Solutions
Immediate Past Chair
Sandra Worrell, MS (Chair, 2009-2010)
University of Connecticut- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH, CHES
University of Toledo
Tracy Hilliard, PhD - email@example.com
University of Washington-Seattle
Anjelious P. Farmer, MBA, PMP firstname.lastname@example.org
IBM Software Services for Federal Practice
Polly S. Turner, DrPH, MPH email@example.com
President, PS Turner Health Administration Consultants
Governing Council Members
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP BrendaLeath@westat.com
Gloria McNeill, BSRN, MS firstname.lastname@example.org
HIIT 2010-2011 Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs
Chair, Dr. Diane L. Adams
1stCo-Chair,Ginelle Edmondson email@example.com
2nd Co-Chair, Donald George
Chair Program Planner, Dr. Diane L. Adams
Governing Council Members
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP BrendaLeath@westat.com
Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS firstname.lastname@example.org
APHA Action Board Representative
Dr. JJ Sheu - email@example.com
Gloria McNeil - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Worrell - email@example.com
Dr. Diane L. Adams - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. JJ Sheu - email@example.com
Chair, Eileen Elias, MEd Eelias@jbsinternational.com
Co-Chair, Dr. Deena J. Chisolm
Education and Research
Chair, Edward Mensah, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair, Steven Godin, PhD,MPH, PHI Certificate- email@example.com
Chair, Su-I Hou, DrPH, RN, CHES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Dr. Tracy Hilliard - email@example.com
Co-Chair, Chung-Bang (Ben) Weng, MSCS, MA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Alex Charleston - email@example.com
Chair, Anjelious Farmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Ralph Donaldson
Oversight of Newsletter APHA & PUBHIIT Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams
Editor, David Potenziani, PhD - email@example.com
Associate Editor, Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA - Lau328@aol.com
Health Informatics Information Technology Center
Chair, Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD - Jayfus@juxtopia.com
Websites (APHA and PUBHIIT)
Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams
The Pubhiit website will be undergoing new constructions in the months of October-December 2011
HIIT Advisory Board
Lillian tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Potenziani, PhD - email@example.com
Jay Bernhardt, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
M.C. Roco, PhD - email@example.com
Polly S. Turner, DrPH - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Rookard email@example.com
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP - BrendaLeath@westat.com
Edward Mensah, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org