Note from the Chair
I hope that you are all enjoying spring. It has been a busy year for the HIV/AIDS
Section this year. Thanks to those of
you who completed the membership survey that we distributed this past
winter. We have compiled the results and
are working to implement changes to reflect the needs of all of you. It was quite evident from the responses that
you would like more communication from your Section leaders. As a result, we have decided to implement a
monthly e-mail with information of interest to our members, but also to create a
listserv so that we can share information quickly and easily. See below for how to become a part of the
listserv. It is hard to believe that the Annual Meeting is only five months away. I look forward to seeing all of you in D.C.
APHA Annual Meeting
The 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place in
Washington, D.C., from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. Registration and Housing are now open. Early bird fees will be available
until August 19.
HIV/AIDS Section Social at Annual Meeting
Since this Annual Meeting marks our 10 year Section Anniversary, we are
having our social at La Tasca on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from
7-10. We will have plenty of food and
drinks for everyone. La Tasca is located
two blocks from the convention center so it is close to all the convention
hotels. Please attend this special event
as we will be honoring past chairs, leaders, and members.
HIV/AIDS Listserv Directions
To become a member of the listerv (yahoo group), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is by invitation only, so once you send an e-mail to the
above address, please put “Add me to the List” in the subject line as well as
provide your e-mail address and name.
Once you have done this, you will receive an e-mail from email@example.com
instructing you on how to get signed up.
I encourage folks to take part in listserv activities by passing along
information related to funding opportunities, research briefs, policy briefs,
job announcements, etc. This is only open
to HIV/AIDS Section members, so please make sure that information is of
interest to members with an interest in HIV/AIDS.
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Registration is now open for the APHA 139th Annual Meeting
and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2011. More than
1,000 cutting edge scientific sessions will be presented by public health
researchers, academicians, policy-makers and practitioners on the most current
public health issues facing the nation today. For registration and more
information about the Annual Meeting, visit www.apha.org/meetings.
Our Section will have a strong presence at the meeting. View
the sessions sponsored by our Section in the interactive Online
). Search the program using keyword, author name or date. Don’t forget to visit
the Section and SPIG pavilion in the Public Health Expo next to Everything APHA
to speak to a Section representative.
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Need-Based Meeting Scholarships
Need-based scholarships available for students to attend Annual Meeting
APHA is proud to announce the availability of need-based scholarships,
sponsored by External Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc., for student members to
attend the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., from Oct.
29-Nov. 2, 2011. Twelve students
will be granted registration and up to a $500 stipend to use toward food,
lodging and transportation. An
additional four students will be given Annual Meeting registration only. Recipients of the scholarships will be chosen
based on financial need and their essay submission. As
part of the award, students will be strongly encouraged to attend at least one
Section business meeting. Please inform
the student members of your Section about this unique opportunity! Visit: www.apha.org/meetings/registration/scholarship
for complete details and application.
Please contact Pooja Bhandari at firstname.lastname@example.org with any
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APHA Book Publication
Update on APHA Book Publications – June 2011
I am very pleased to announce that there are a number books in
production as well proposals for books that have been accepted and work on them
is under way. Furthermore, several
authors of current products will be available to sign their books at the Fall
APHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
APHA members of all Sections are encouraged to use existing, new and
emerging products in their academic courses. These resources are also very
relevant to policy, prevention, advocacy and client care initiatives. Please
encourage your colleagues to use these timely and evidence-based
resources. Go to the APHA website to
find out more: www.aphabookstore.org
We are also looking for new proposals for books. If you have an idea
for a book, please send a few paragraphs describing the idea, intended audience
and your qualifications to Nina Tristani, Director of Publications, APHA,
Thank you for supporting APHA Books and promoting these products.
Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Chair,
APHA Publications Board
o Environmental Health
and Racial Equity in the United States, Authors: Robert D. Bullard, PhD;
Glenn S. Johnson, PhD; and Angel O. Torres, MCP
Books at Printer in June
• Megacities and
Public Health, Omar Khan, MD, MHS
• Public Health
Management of Disasters, 3rd edition, Linda Landesman
Books Currently in Production
• Injury Prevention
for Children and Adolescents: Research
Practice, and Advocacy, 2nd edition,
Karen D. Liller, PhD
• School –Based Health
Care, Terri Wright, MPH and Jeanita Richardson, PhD
Books in Development
• Control of
Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition
• Control of
Communicable Diseases Lab Book
• Compendium of
Methods for the Examination of Foods, 5th Edition
• Caring for Our
Children, 3rd edition
• Standard Methods for
the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd edition
• Communicating Public
Health Information Effectively is now on Kindle.
Jossey-Bass: Emerging Infectious Diseases published in April 2011.
Jones and Bartlett Learning books to be published before the 2011 Annual Meeting: Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health, Essential Case
Studies in Public Health: Putting Public Health into Practice, Global Health
101, Field Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Epidemiology in Women's
Health, Essentials of Health, Culture and Diversity, Epidemiology of Chronic
Disease, Introduction to Air Pollution Science, and Essentials of Program
Planning and Evaluation.
APHA is also co-publishing with Wiley,
Designing Healthy Communities by Richard Jackson. The book is a companion to a PBS series to
air this fall.
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New Goals for APHA 2011 -- Less Trash! Less Plastic!
The 2011 APHA Annual Meeting theme "Healthy Communities Promote
Healthy Minds and Bodies" gives APHA members an opportunity to build on
the 2009 and 2010 themes of Water and Social Justice as public health
Green Goals. The APHA Food and
Environment Working Group, the Environment Section's 100th Anniversary
Committee, and APHA are setting goals to reduce waste and promote a
sustainable, just, and healthy food and water system. Got Trash? We encourage everyone
at APHA 2011 to increase efforts to reduce trash, especially paper and plastic.
The Diversion Rate (the
recycling/trash ratio) in D.C. the 2007 APHA Annual Meeting was 34 percent. The Diversion Rate in Denver the 2010 Annual Meeting was 52.75 percent. Can we achieve a Diversion rate of 75 percent at APHA 2011?
-- The D.C. Convention Center’s
water fountains and food service sinks provide filtered water! Bring your own
refillable bottle to the conference to cut down on plastic waste.
-- Plan events using local
resources and services that encourage wise use of water and other resources. If
you need advice or suggestions, contact us: email@example.com
-- Buy food sourced from sustainable
producers and distributors.
-- If using disposables, use compostable products and use the facility
compost program. Label containers so
compostables do not go into the waste stream.
-- Take advantage of the D.C. Convention Center's Green Initiatives:
-- Learn more about APHA 2011 Environmental Initiatives:
Be an ambassador of public health and social justice in your own
community. Share information about the social justice, public health and
environmental problems caused by bottled water and water privatization,
especially disposable plastic water bottles.
Use the "Resources and References" below and on the Food and
Environment Working Group’s Facebook page:
Share ideas for waste reduction at the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting's programs, scientific
sessions, events and exhibits. Send your
questions and suggestions to Ellie Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and join
the conversation on the Food and Environment Working Group’s Facebook page
The APHA Food and Environment Working Group is a multi-disciplinary
collaboration across APHA Sections, housed in the Food & Nutrition and
Environment Sections. Colleagues work together to protect public health by
promoting and cultivating a safe, healthy, just and sustainable food system.
If you would like to work with us toward these goals, contact Rebecca
Klein, email@example.com, Working Group membership is open to all APHA members.
Bottled Water Myths
Bottled Water: Get the Facts
Blue Gold, Maude Barlow
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Transportation Systems Impact Health and Equity
These are exciting times when considering the many ways our
transportation systems impact health and equity in our
communities. Congress extended the current federal surface
transportation bill until Sept. 30, 2011, and Congressional committees are aiming to draft a new transportation bill before
this latest extension ends.
Want to learn more about the connections between transportation, equity
and health? View our archived webinar
series, subscribe to the monthly transportation and health eNewsletter
that offers an array of new events and updates, and download the newly-released
health and transportation toolkit
and accompanying resources today.
We also invite you to send a message
to your members of Congress urging that they ensure that strong public health
provisions are included in the federal surface transportation reauthorization.
For more information, visit http://apha.org/transportation.
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