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CHPPD Events



Title, Description, Handouts

Tues., June 2, 2009; 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform, Opportunities for Healthy People 2020 
Listen to In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Wed. April 1, 2009, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

Measuring the Value of Community Prevention
Listen to Measuring the Value of Community Prevention(1 hour, 24 minutes)

Wed. Feb 13,  20093:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Role of Community In Health System Reform? 
Listen to Role of Community in Health System Reform presentations (1 hour, 17 minutes)

Oct 26-29, 2009, San Diego

Annual Meeting

Also see scheduled CHPPD Section Business Meetings.

Wednesday, September 10, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Robert’s Rules - Understanding the Basics

Befuddled by the rules and motions and amendments and voting and 'out of order' sorts of things that go on at Governing Council and other meetings you attend?  Here's your solution!  We'll spend one hour reviewing the basics of parliamentary procedure –also known as Robert's Rules of Order-- so that you have an improved understanding of how to constructively participate in meetings run this way.  The session is especially meant for CHPPD's Governing Councilors, and is also open to others in our section interested in increasing their understanding and skill level in the use of Robert's Rules.

Thursday, June 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

New Opportunities to use Civil Rights as a basis for Public Accountability in Health Care Delivery,  Thursday, June 26,  1-2 pm EDT.

 Speakers:  Brian Smedley, Research Director of The Opportunity Agenda;  Moderator: John Steen has been on the Board of Directors of American Health Planning Association. Also see

Thursday, May 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Health Care and Civil Rights:

Current Assessment of Civil Rights in Health Care, or Why the 1964 Civil Rights Law is Inadequate for 21st Century Discrimination

Second of a three-part webinar series on civil rights and health care
 Lead Presenter: Vernellia Randall, Professor,
University of Dayton School of Law;  Web reference available at:

 Health Care and Civil Right blog on Historical Perspective/Legal Issues:

Thursday, April 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Health Care and Civil Rights:

History of Health Care and Civil Rights First of a three-part webinar series on civil rights and health care
 Lead Presenter: David Barton Smith
The Institute of Medicine study titled "Unequal Treatment" provides credible evidence of patterns of disparate treatment and service delivery based on race, color, and national origin. However, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin by programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Where people live and play may contribute to their risk for certain diseases but it should not determine their access to care or the level of care received. This is the inauguration call of the Program and Policy Dialogue Forums.


Wednesday, March 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Policy 101-Conference Call:

Hosted by Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., M.P.H. who explained how the APHA public policy process is open but complex. This session defined APHA public policy, presented the several stages and reviewed how a proposed policy becomes an official APHA policy. This has a lot of interest to those wishing to submit policy proposals and those on governing council who give final approval.



MP3 sound file of the session