About Chiropractic Health Care
The APHA Chiropractic Health Care Section (CHC) celebrates its 18th anniversary in 2013. Though the Section began in 1995, the story of its beginning goes back even further, as far back as 1969.
The CHC, multidisciplinary in nature, is the only section to date that carries the words "health" and "care" in its official name. Before the creation of an official section, chiropractic was active in APHA via the Chiropractic Forum, a special primary interest group (SPIG) chartered in 1983. At one time, before the formation of the Chiropractic Health Care section, the chiropractic SPIG had more than 500 members, making it the one of the largest special interest group in APHA history.
As one of APHA's 29 member sections, serving both chiropractic and non-chiropractic members, the section has full equity and parity with the other professions in the association. Major goals of the CHC section include increasing chiropractic involvement in multidisciplinary public health team endeavors and educating doctors of chiropractic about public health programs and practices such as medical care, health administration and promotion, general well being and nutrition, and public health education.
CHC also serves as a vehicle for chiropractic participation in public health activities and works to enhance chiropractic communications, education and credibility on public health matters.
• To promote collaboration between chiropractic and other health care professions
• To disseminate public health research
• To promote conservative care in community health
• To support chiropractic care inclusion in public health
• To encourage participation of the chiropractic profession in public health, APHA, and the CHC section
• To collaborate with the APHA community in advancing public health policy
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