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HIV/AIDS
Section Newsletter
Winter 2007

Nominating Committee Report

 

The Nominating Committee would like to express our gratitude to the many Section members who stepped forward offering to be candidates, and those nominating candidates for office within the Section.  All terms began with the conclusion of the 2006 Annual Meeting in Boston and expire at the conclusion of APHA’s 135th Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-7, in Washington, D.C.

 

APHA HIV/AIDS SECTION LEADERSHIP 2007

 

Chair                                       

Angela Powell, MPH

Chair-Elect                                       

April L. Winningham, DrPH, MHS

Immediate Past Chair               

George Clifford, PhD

Secretary                                 

Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Secretary-Elect                               

J. Carlos Velazquez, MA

Section Council

 

 Term ending 2007

Scott Smith, PhD

                              

Brenda Woods-Francis, RD, MPH

Term ending 2008             

Caroline Bailey, MA,MPH

 

David Rosenstein, DMD, MPH

Term ending 2009             

Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES

                                               

Aimee Wilkin, MD, MPH

 Governing Council

 

Term ending 2007             

Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH

 

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH

 Term ending 2008   

Susan L. Fulmer, MPH, MS, CSPP

Intersectional Council Steering Committee - Term ending 2008

Michael Case

 

 Action Board Representative

Term ending 2007

Kathye Gorosh, MBA

APHA Student Assembly Alumni Database

 

This year, the APHA Student Assembly Opportunities Committee provided more resources to students regarding scholarships, conferences, job postings, potential employers, and fellowships/internships. In addition to these endeavors, the committee revamped the Student Assembly Alumni Database. The Alumni Database is meant to not only allow the SA to keep track of their past members, but it also provides current and potential students access to learn about possible careers in the public health field.

 

To access the Alumni Database, students can visit the SA Web site (www.aphastudents.org) and click on the Opportunities Committee Web page. Here students can look at job positions that public health professionals currently in the field hold. Prospective public health students could access this database and view jobs that people with public health degrees have to gain a better understanding of the wide variety of career paths available to them. Alumni range from recent graduates working in fellowships or entry-level positions to seasoned health professionals with well-established research agendas.

 

The Student Assembly Opportunities Committee Co-Chairs are working to increase participation of Student Assembly alumni in the Alumni Database. Anyone who at one time was a member of the Student Assembly (previously entitled Public Health Student Caucus) can visit the Web site, complete the form available on the Opportunities Committee Web page (www.aphastudents.org/phso_alumni_db.php) and return it to jlcremeens@aol.com. This endeavor depends on the cooperation of Student Assembly alumni. With alumni support, the Database can become a wonderful resource for the next generation of public health students. We hope you will consider taking a few moments to add yourself to the Alumni Database. 

 

If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to contact Jennifer Cremeens or Anna Pollack, the Opportunities Committee co-chairs, at opportunities@apahstudents.org.

Thank You!

"Thank you to the fabulolus folks who staffed our booth at the Exposition - Kevin Sitter, Anathalie Muhkaporsoma, Michael Case, Bonnie Chakravorty, Carlos Velazquez, Martha Ndhlovu, Samir Howlander, Tamara Adkins, Chris Partis, Chris Haggard, Jenny Opoku, Jennifer Leigh, Dianne Frankel, Scott Rhodes,  Jacqueline Fleming, Jonathan Goldman, Adit Mane, and Miska Negroni."

 

We look forward to seeing the seasoned and new volunteers at our booth in D.C. this year!

Guide to Health Literacy

We are pleased to present you with an exciting resource for public health professionals: The Quick Guide to Health Literacy.  The Quick Guide is produced by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and is written for health professionals at the national, state, and local levels.  It contains:

 

  • A basic overview of key health literacy concepts.
  • Techniques for improving health literacy through communication, navigation, knowledge-building, and advocacy.
  • Examples of health literacy best practices.
  • Suggestions for addressing health literacy in your organization.

If you are new to health literacy, the Quick Guide will give you the information you need to become an effective advocate for improved health literacy.  If you are already familiar with the topic, you will find user-friendly, action-oriented materials that can be easily referenced, reproduced, and shared with colleagues.

 

The Quick Guide to Health Literacy and other tools for improving health literacy can be found at www.health.gov/communication/literacy.  If you would like to request a hard-copy of this resource, or if you have any questions, please contact Stacy Robison at (240) 453-8271 or at stacy.robison@hhs.gov.