CHPPD's Annual Social & Awards Ceremony

Dear CHPPDers, community leaders, and fellow APHA'ers:
You're invited to CHPPD's Annual Social & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 3, 2013, between 6:30-8:30 p.m. It segues with CHPPD's Third Annual Day of Action, "HEY! Let's Eat and Dance for Good Health!" Only this time we're going to leverage the creative energy of the Day of Action to "Outreach & Enroll for Good Health!" Oct. 1 began open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. With 2014 around the corner, Job #1 is to reach out to millions of uninsured Americans—particularly the hard to reach—and enroll the newly eligible through Health Insurance Exchange/Marketplaces places in their state or territory. It's an exciting time! That's why we invited John Auerbach, Distinguished Professor of Practice and Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University , to give this year's keynote. John served as the Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner when the Massachusetts Health Connector was just getting started. He also gave the national call to action for health equity as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. John will be speaking to us on why it's important to "Outreach & Enroll for Good Health!" After all, health access is essential to achieving Health Equity.

We also invited Leticia Alejandrez, Communications Director of The California Endowment, to talk about outreach and enrollment, and the opportunity to build a community health movement in a state as diverse as California.

So let's celebrate open enrollment with the organizational leaders and visionaries who put community health planning and policy development on the map:

This year’s CHPPD Section awardees are:

  • The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network who will receive the Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy;
  • Azzie Young, PhD, MPA who will receive the Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning;
  • Priti R. Irani, MS who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Leadership;
  • Debra L. Shelmire, MPH, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Section Communications;
  • Slande Celeste, MPH, CHES, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Program Planning;
  • Charlene Chao-Li Kuo, MPH, who will receive CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Membership Communications;
  • Maurice C. Johnson, MPH, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Membership Engagement;
  • Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Awards Planning;
  • Tammy Pilisuk, MPH, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Health Communications Initiatives;
  • Divya Talwar, MPH, who will receive the CHPPD Section Award for Excellence in Student Engagement;
  • Ryan Cole, Miranda Holloway, and Divya Talwar, who will receive the CHPPD Student Committee Member Awards;
  • Gabrielle Pammie Renée Crawford, MPhil, SM, MS, PhD, who will receive the Best Doctoral-Level Student Abstract Award; and
  • April M. Young, MPH, who will receive the Best Masters-Level Student Abstract Award.

See you at the CHPPD Social Reception & Awards Ceremony on:

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, between 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Room 161, Boston, MA.

And bring a friend! Or a community leader or colleague you want to introduce to CHPPD. And should your friend not be registered for APHA, no worries. Just be sure to bring a copy of this newsletter, so s/he can clear by Boston Convention Center Security for the Social.

As always, the Social is "Contribute What You Wish!" It's a truly worthy tax-deductible contribution, as the proceeds go towards sponsoring CHPPD operations, and events, like CHPPD's Annual Day of Action.