VCS Student Liason
A Message from VCS Student Liason
I am pleased to be representing the American Optometric Student Association this year as the national liaison to APHA. My name is Jennifer Elder, and I am a third year student at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. This year I am working with Renee Mika, OD, and Catherine Johnson, OD, on getting the word out to optometry students about what APHA does and how optometry is working through it to get vision services to the American public. We have already begun working on several Internet media sites and are working closely with the APHA local liaisons at each school. If you would like to get involved, especially if you would like to write articles concerning APHA, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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 essay. As part of the award, students will be strongly encouraged to attend at least one Section business meeting. Please inform the student members of the Section about this unique opportunity! Please contact Pooja Bhandari at email@example.com with any questions.
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Membership and Website Update
Update on Membership and Website
A Vision Care Section brochure and flier are now available on our website for download. A special thanks to Kelli Hipp/AOA and Jeff Todd/PBA for design and print of these materials.
VCS members are invited to request copies of the brochures and fliers from Catherine Johnson. Catherine would also like any suggestions for website updates. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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APHA Conventions Department
APHA 2011 Meeting Registration Open
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 Program (http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/start.html ). 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.
Here are VCS direct links:
VC sessions (including one joint session with Aging and Public Health):
One joint session with Maternal Child Health:
One joint session with Public Health Education and Health Promotion:
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Public Health and Transportation
Public Health and Transportation Update
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 online public 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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APHA Book Publications
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
using 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, email@example.com
Thank you for supporting APHA Books and promoting
Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Chair, APHA Publications
• Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States,
Authors: Robert D. Bullard, PhD; Glenn S. Johnson, PhD; and Angel O. Torres,
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
• Communicating Public
Health Information Effectively is now on Kindle.
Jossey-Bass: Emerging Infectious Diseases published in April
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
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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