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A dialog and action nexus for community health planning and policy leaders.


The Community Health Planning & Policy Development (CHPPD) section develops and advocates for health planning, policies and practices to promote health equity, community empowerment and social justice.

The CHPPD Section members are diverse. Section members network through member engagement, policy developmentprogram planning and student involvement initiatives.  If you would like to get involved with the CHPPD Section, please contact any member on the leadership roster.

“Community”, “Planning” and “Policy Development” are key words that draw members to the Section. We understand the importance and power of the planning and policy development in inspiring partners to collaborate to work towards eliminating disparities and promoting healthy communities in public and private venues.

Among us are advocates, consultants, evaluators, health care and community planners, epidemiologists, health educators, informatics professionals, nurses, pharmacists, philanthropists, physicians, policy analysts, program managers, public health administrators, regulators, researchers, statisticians, students, and teaching faculty. We understand the importance and power of the planning and policy development in eliminating disparities and promoting healthy communities.

View a Slideshare presentation: CHPPD: Celebrating 40 years

The Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) brochure (pdf, 2 pages) describes activities that incoporate the vision and mission.

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