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Applying Health Literacy to Health Insurance: How We Can Help Consumers

The latest webinar in the series “Health Communication Matters” will be on Wednesday, September 25.

The event is free and is collaboratively sponsored by CHPPD, APHA’s Health Communication’s Workgroup, and CPHA-Northern California. Register Now for a lively presentation to help prepare health professionals address health insurance lingo as the new health insurance exchanges start open enrollment this fall.

Section Conference Call
The next CHPPD Section Call is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, from 12:30-2PM ET. Minutes from our earlier calls can be found the section's APHA-Connect library. For conference call access information, please contact CHPPDsection@gmail.com.

Submit Articles to the CHPPD Section Newsletter!

Would you like to raise awareness about an innovative program, organize members around an important policy issue, or share important research results with CHPPD colleagues? If so, please submit articles and announcements to the CHPPD Fall 2013 Newsletter!

We request any articles or announcements more than 200 words be submitted with an abstract summary 200 words or less. Text for articles should be submitted as a Word document and photos and graphics should be submitted separately in JPEG format. Please submit any newsletter submissions to Barbara Bernstein (bberns5299@gmail.com) and Charlene Kuo (chao.ling@gmail.com) before close of business, Friday, September 13, 2013.

The newsletter will be published sometime in late September or early October. This will be the last newsletter published before the annual meeting. Please consider communicating with your CHPPD Section colleagues via the newsletter. Older newsletters can be viewed at this webpage or in our APHA-Connect library.

CHPPD Section Receives the APHA Education Board Achievement Award!

Our section was awarded the APHA Education Board Achievement Award for our continuing education offerings at the 140th Annual Meeting! The award is given to SECTIONS, SPIGs, CAUCUSES, and FORUMS where continuing education credit is available at all their scientific sessions.

Congratulations to our section, particularly to members who made this possible.

APHA Connect
Check out APHA’s new discussion area: APHA Connect. We invite all CHPPD members to post content and update their contact info on APHA Connect. You can access CHPPD’s section by going to: connect.apha.org/CHPPD and log in with your APHA credentials. The section will still maintain its Insider Wiki until greater engagement on APHA Connect.

Submit a proposal for an Invited Session
Call for Section members to submit proposal for Invited Sessions: Section members are invited to submit a Proposal for invited sessions as soon as possible to program chairs, Slande Celeste and Program Co-Chair, Khusdeep Malhotra. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the program chairs.

Submit Articles to the CHPPD Section Newsletter!

Would you like to raise awareness about an innovative program, organize members around an important policy issue, or share important research results with CHPPD colleagues? If so, please submit articles and announcements to the CHPPD Fall 2013 Newsletter!

 

We request any articles or announcements more than 200 words be submitted with an abstract summary 200 words or less. Text for articles should be submitted as a Word document and photos and graphics should be submitted separately in JPEG format. Please submit any newsletter submissions to Barbara Bernstein (bberns5299@gmail.com) and Charlene Kuo (chao.ling@gmail.com) before close of business, Friday, August 30th, 2013.

 

The newsletter will be published sometime from mid to late June.

 

Call for Nominations

Nominate your CHPPD and other colleagues who are doing exemplary work in the field of community health, planning, and policy for the 2013 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy and the 2013 Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning. The due date has been changed for Friday, June 14, 2013. The winners will receive recognition at our awards ceremony at the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston.

 

For more information on the awards, eligibility and how to nominate, please access the following link.

 

Section Conference Call
CHPPD Section Call scheduled for
Wednesday, June 19 , from 12:30-2PM ET. Minutes from our April conference call are forthcoming. All members are invited and encourage to voice their opinions or concerns. Agendas, minutes of calls and instructions on accessing the section wiki are posted. For conference call access information, please contact CHPPDsection@gmail.com.

 

Submit Articles to the CHPPD Section Newsletter!

 Would you like to raise awareness about an innovative program, organize members around an important policy issue, or share important research results with CHPPD colleagues? If so, please submit articles and announcements to the CHPPD Spring 2013 Newsletter!

 

Please consider reporting on your local National Public Health Week 2013 events for the CHPPD Spring 2013 Newsletter.  

 

We request any articles or announcements more than 200 words be submitted with an abstract summary 200 words or less. Text for articles should be submitted as a Word document and photos and graphics should be submitted separately in JPEG format. Please submit any newsletter submissions to Barbara Bernstein (bberns5299@gmail.com) and Charlene Kuo (chao.ling@gmail.com) before close of business, Thursday, June 6th, 2013.

 

The newsletter will be published sometime from mid to late June.

CHPPD Section Call scheduled for Wednesday, December 19 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT: All members are invited. Agendas, minutes of calls and instructions on accessing the section wiki are posted. For conference call access information, please contact CHPPDsection@gmail.com.

 

140th Annual Meeting & Exposition 
San Francisco, CA October 27-31, 2012:
We look forward to seeing old colleagues and new CHPPD section memebers at this year's annual meeting. Check out what CHPPD has scheduled at the annual meeting this year.

The CHPPD section has many social events at this year's APHA annual meeting. Here's a list of great events we wish all our members can attend:

Second Annual Community Action Event in San Francisco's Tenderloin District: Saturday October 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m (Freedom Hall, GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street). We are looking for volunteers to serve food to seniors and homeless. To sign up to be a volunteer for this event, please click here or contact Vanisa Verma (vanisa.verma@gmail.com)

 

Social reception and awards ceremony: Envisioning Our Food Environment and Health, Sunday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street (www.glide.org). This will be an opportunity to connect with community leaders of the Food Environment movement including Patricia Dennehy, GLIDE’s Director of Health Services, and Sue Sigler, Executive Director of California Association of Food Banks, and network and engage section members and honor our awardees for 2012. Please click here for the social reception agenda 

 

Help our CHPPD booth at APHA!

Professionals:

Come Mentor a Student at the CHPPD booth. First 10 non-student volunteers to sign up for a volunteer shift at the CHPPD booth for two hours in the Exhibition Hall from Sunday, October 28, to Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 will receive a $20 Starbucks gift certificate. Please go online to sign up for a volunteer shift or Please contact Heather Todd (hatodd@gmail.com), if you have further questions regarding volunteering at the booth.

 

 

Students

Connect with a Public Health professional at the CHPPD booth. First 8 student volunteers to sign up for a voluteer shift at the CHPPD booth for two hours will receive $61 for reimbursement of 2012 APHA student membership fees. Please go online to sign up for a volunteer shift or Please contact Heather Todd (hatodd@gmail.com), if you have further questions regarding volunteering at the booth.

 

Student members, please come to our 161.1 Student Committee Meeting to learn more about CHPPD sessions and activities on Sunday, October 28, 2-3:30pm (MCC West 2001). (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/CHPPD.html)

 

Get involved with the CHPPD Section and join us at our 156.0 CHPPD Business Meeting on Sunday, October 28, 10:30am-12pm (MCC West 2004). (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/CHPPD.html)

 

New section members, please come to our 161.0 New Member Orientation to learn more about the CHPPD sessions and activities on Sunday, October 28, 2-3:30pm (MCC West 2004). (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/CHPPD.html)

 

  

Invited breakfast session organized by Transportation-Public Health Link (T-PH Link), a subgroup of the CHPPD section. Monday, October 29th, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (MCC West 3011). This invited session is an educational seminar based on transdisciplinary approach, focused on a mutual partnership between transportation and public heath of best practices and lessons learned. (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/Session35734.html)

 

 

CHPPD Blum and Vision Award Nominations deadline extended to Tuesday, May 1, 2012: Nominations for the Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy, and Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning are due Friday, April 20, 2012 . Please submit completed award nominations forms to Veronica Uzoebo, vuzoebo@health.nyc.gov and Gita Rampersad, gitalaw@hotmail.com (updated April 20, 2012).

Complete CHPPD Section survey about membership and registration fees by Friday, April 13:  Please take this short but important survey available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHPPDmembercosts by Friday, April 13. Read More (posted March 28, 2012)

Nomination for APHA leadership position nominations due March 30, 2012: The American Public Health Association (APHA) has announced the full list of open positions for the APHA-wide Boards and Committees.  If you are interested and considering any of the APHA leaderships positions, please contact Apryl R. Brown at aprylrbrown@yahoo.com with the CHPPD Nominations Committee for APHA Leadership Positions at your earliest convenience to begin the process of submission. (posted February 7, 2012)

Minutes for the Wednesday, February 15, CHPPD Section Call have been posted. The next CHPPD Section Call is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT. All members are invited. For conference call access information, please contact CHPPDsection@gmail.com(posted March 26, 2011)

Twelve Section Leadership Opening - Deadline for nominations extended to February 29, 2012: In 2012, 12 of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section officer positions are open. They are chair-elect (1 position), secretary-elect (1 position), section councilor (2 positions), and governing councilor (8 positions). To nominate a colleague or yourself, please submit the completed CHPPD Section Officer Nomination Form (word format, 2 pages) by Friday, February 27, 2012 to the chair-elect. (updated February 16, 2012)

APHA Policy Innovation Contest gives health department winners chance to win upto $40,000: APHA's The Power of Policy: Innovation to Improve Health contest invites U.S. health departments at all levels of government (state, territorial, local, tribal,) to apply for funding, and they may apply in partnership with non-profits. Between five and eight health departments will receive awards ranging from $25,000 to $40,000 to develop, implement, and/or evaluate an innovative policy approach to a critical public health problem, with a focus on reducing health inequities and building policy capacity. A non-binding e-mail of intent is due January 18, and applications are due January 31, 2012. (posted December 15, 2011)

CHPPD Section Call scheduled fpr Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT:  All members are invited. Minutes of the previous calls are posted. For conference call access information, please contact amy.carroll-scott@yale.edu.  (posted December 29, 2011)

CHPPD Section November 14 conference call cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (more details below)

Participate in the next CHPPD Student Committee conference call, Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 3:00 pm EST:
If you are a student member, participate in the next CHPPD Student Committee call on Tuesday, November 15 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT.  This is a great time to get involved and find out what your fellow students will be doing in DC!  For student committee conference call access information email
CHPPDStudentCommittee@gmail.com (updated November 14, 2011)

CHPPD Section seeks newsletter co-editor: CHPPD is seeking a Newsletter Co-Editor beginning with the January 2012 newsletter. The CHPPD Newsletter is prepared by two collaborating Co-Editors each of whom serves a two-year term, with staggered start dates. Estimated time commitment is about 5 hours during each of the 3 “open” newsletter periods each year: January, June and September, as well as light and sporadic work between newsletter periods. No prior web publishing experience is necessary - training and mentorship are provided. Use of a Windows operating system is necessary. This is a voluntary position and a good way to become more involved with the CHPPD section. If you are interested please contact current newsletter co-editor Barbara Bernstein, bberns5299@gmail.com

 (posted November 14, 2011)

All CHPPD Members - please respond to survey by Friday, December 2: Please give us your feedback at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011AMfeedback  by Friday, December 2, 2011. We’d like to get your feedback from this year’s activities to help with future planning. While there are questions about the Annual meeting, the survey also includes a few questions about call days and times to explore the possibility of scheduling our 2012 bi-monthly calls for a new day and time. You will be skipped straight to those questions. (posted November 14, 2011)

CHPPD Section Call rescheduled to Tuesday, December 13, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT:  All members are invited to the Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST section conference call

Minutes of the previous calls are posted before then. For conference call access information, please contact amy.carroll-scott@yale.edu .  (updated November 14, 2011)

 



Volunteer for 30 minutes at the CHPPD Section Booth:
  First student volunteers to sign up will receive $60 for their APHA membership renewal! Volunteer your time and talents at the booth on October 30, October 31, November 1 and November 2. (posted October 11, 2011)

RSVP today for the CHPPD Community Action on Saturday, October 29, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: RSVP today for our first ever 2011 CHPPD Community Action event – the “Aya Community Market and Wellness Fair”: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CommunityActionRSVP.  (posted October 11, 2011)

RSVP today for the CHPPD Section Social and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 30, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: RSVP today for our 2011 CHPPD Social and Awards Ceremony (pdf, 1 page) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011_CHPPD_Social_RSVP.  This year it is being held in the community in partnership with Dreaming Out Loud, Inc (www.dreamingoutloud.org). Read more... (posted October 11, 2011)

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the CHPPD Section: The CHPPD Section is seeking donations of $50 to $150 from Section members able to contribute to our Section’s activities.  We depend on the commitment and dedication of our members and partners to continue providing activities that supports our members’ efforts to ensure health justice for all communities.  Please make your check payable to “APHA,” note that the check is for the CHPPD Section Enrichment Fund, and send it to the attention of: Frances Atkinson, Director of Component Relations, APHA, 800 I Street, NW, Washington DC  20001-3710. Or please visit the following website to donate directly to the APHA CHPPD Section: http://www.apha.org/about/donate/Every+Member/. (posted October 11, 2011)

Annual Meeting Activities to Put in Your Calendar: Several activities of interest to CHPPD members are highlighted. (posted October 11, 2011)


Join in Dreaming Out Aloud: At the 2011 Annual Meeting, the CHPPD Section is attempting a bold new endeavor at the Annual Meeting – to mobilize our membership and its collective talents to reach out into a community in DC to move beyond talking about the social determinants of health. Learn how you can join in "Dreaming Out Aloud" (pdf, 1 page) on Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT. (posted September 19, 2011)

Two special CHPPD Invited Sessions on Health Equity at the Annual Meeting:  Two special invited sessions have been organized by the CHPPD Section’s Social Determinants of Health Workgroup.  Session 3226.0 on Health Equity 2020 is set for Monday, October 31 from 12:30-2pm and Session 4286.0 on Implementing Health Equity 2020 at the Front-Line is set for Tuesday, November 1 from 2:30-4pm. Please share the flyer on special Health Equity 2020 sessions (pdf, 2 pages) with anyone interested. (posted September 19, 2011)

CHPPD Section Call on Tuesday, September 20, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT:  All members are invited to the Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST section conference callMinutes of the July 19th conference call  are posted. For conference call access information, please contact amy.carroll-scott@yale.edu. The remaining Section calls in 2011 will be held on: November 15. (updated September 20, 2011)


Nominate a Section member for a 2011 CHPPD Award - Deadline extended until Monday, June 13: The Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section of the American Public Health Association encourages you to submit nominations for the 

Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy and the  Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning by Monday, June 13, 2011. The Henrik L. Blum Award nomination is open to all individuals and organizations irrespective of their membership in the APHA or CHPPD Section. The Vision Award is for a CHPPD Section member.
In recognition of the fact that it sometimes takes a village to make an impact, this year we highly encourage nominations for community based groups or organizations that have demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of individuals and to translate theory into practice. We encourage all CHPPD Members to take the time to submit the nomination form. Please mail the completed nomination forms: Veronica Uzoebo, Ed.D. vuzoebo@health.nyc.gov by close of business Monday, June 13, 2011. (updated June 2, 2011)

Vote in APHA Section Elections online from May 16 until June 20, 2011: The American Public Health Association's 2011 Section elections will begin May 16, 2011 and will end on June 20, 2011. On May 16, you will be sent an e-mail notification letting you know that the elections process has started. The e-mail subject line will read "APHA Voting Information Enclosed". Please do not delete this e-mail. Your e-mail notification will include:
         Your online election validation number
         Your APHA membership ID number
         Voting instructions
         A direct link to your voting Web site
All you have to do is click on the direct link and vote. To view election vacancies for 2011, please visit:
http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/2011electionvacancies.htm. (posted May 9, 2011)  

Section invites members to submit newsletter articles by June 1: This is your chance to contribute an opinion piece, a description of a new program or program achievement, a policy discussion, or share any other information with Section members. Please send an article, maximum 850 words, to our Newsletter Editors: Barbara Bernstein at
bberns5299@gmail.com and Nitasha Chaudhary at nitasha.chaudhary@gmail.com. Please send any images in a separate document in jpeg format. Articles are due by June 1. The newsletter will be distributed to all members and posted online at the end of June. (posted May 5, 2011)


Please offer your expertise to help CHPPD review and provide feedback to APHA on the proposed 2011 policies by Tuesday, March 15. Click here to find the proposed policies, and click here to fill out CHPPD's easy to use Surveymonkey survey for each policy you review. Review as many as you like! Make sure CHPPD's perspective is heard in the APHA policy process! Please email Policy and Resolutions Committee Chair Shari Kinney if you have any questions at sharik@health.ok.gov .

CHPPD Section Call: All members are invited to the Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST section conference call. Minutes of the November 16 conference call , the last Section call held, are posted. For conference call access information, please contact amy.carroll-scott@yale.edu . (posted March 2, 2011)

The remaining Section calls in 2011 will be held on:

•May 17
•July 19
•September 20
•November 15

CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT section conference call. Minutes of the September 21 conference call are posted. For conference call access information, please contact amy.carroll-scott@yale.edu. (posted September 22, 2010)
CHPPD Events at the 137th Annual Meeting, November 6 - 10, 2009 in Denver: Members will be participating in
Section business meetings, scientific sessions, and providing feedback on special topics. (posted September 15, 2010)

Volunteer for 30 minutes of your time at the CHPPD Section Booth: Come join us at the 138th Annual APHA Conference in Denver, CO and volunteer your time and talents at the CHPPD Section booth. Regular members will be paired with student members to staff the booth. This effort received rave reviews from students and members alike as it creates important career contacts and educates students and members about our Section and APHA needs. In addition, the section is offering $60.00 stipends for 10 student members who staff the booth for at least two hours. Each member and student will staff the booth for at least a 30 minute allotted time slot. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth on the following days.

Sun, Nov 7: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Nov 8: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tues Nov 9: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wed, Nov 10: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

To volunteer, please send an email with (1) times that you are available; (2) Whether you are a student or regular member; (3) Whether you are requesting a stipend. Please note, all students requesting stipends will be asked to give their social security number to receive the stipend as required by APHA audit rules. The emails should be sent to Russell McIntire, student committee chair, rkmcinti@indiana.edu, and Priti Irani, pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted September 15, 2010 )

Register by October 30 for the CHPPD Section Reception on Sunday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: We invite you to register for the Section Reception on Sunday, November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd-denver-reception at the Annual Meeting in Denver. (posted September 15, 2010)

CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted July 21, 2010)

Member comments on revised proposed policies requested by Monday, September 20: Please review and comment on the
revised policies at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd-policy. . Your comments will be summarized and discussed at the Tuesday, September 21, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT conference call. (posted August 19, 2010)

Newsletter articles submission deadline is September 10: Newsletter editor,
Sami Jarrah and section chair, Priti Irani invite you to email articles for the Fall 2010 issue by September 10th. If a topic is of interest to you, it probably interests section members. Articles should be 800 words or less and may include one or two photographs or charts with captions. (posted August 19, 2009)

Vote for CHPPD Section Leaders by July 23

On June 18, you should have received an email from Election Services Corporation for APHA informing that the 2010 election polls are now open. We encourage you to vote; it directly affects the future of the Section and the Association. Please follow the simple steps below to login and vote. Go to the APHA voting site: https://www.esc-vote.com/publichealth

  • In the first box enter your Unique PIN: (e-mailed to you on Friday, June 18). Press the tab key.
  • In the second box enter your APHA Member ID Number. Press the tab key.
  • Click on the "Login" button to begin voting.

    (posted July 9, 2010)


    CHPPD Section seeks two Newsletter Co-Editors

    There are openings for two Newsletter Co-Editors, and there will be training and mentorship available for each Co-Editor. Estimated time commitment is about 2-5 hours over a two-week period in January, June and September when articles have to be submitted online, with lighter time commitment in between. One of the Co-Editors will be nominated for a one-year term, and the other a two-year term. This is a voluntary position. The newsletter editor must be comfortable with using technology, and have access to Windows operating system. Interested in becoming more involved with your CHPPD Section? E-mail Sami Jarrah at sami.kamal.jarrah@gmail.com or Elizabeth Schiffman at elizabeth.schiffman@gmail.com. (posted July 9, 2010)

    Section needs a program co-chair

    The CHPPD Program Co-Chair position is for a two-year term starting after the Annual Meeting in 2010 and effective through 2012. This is a volunteer position. The co-chair has to be an APHA member and attend both the 2011 and 2012 conferences. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and can commit to attend the APHA Annual Meeting for year 2011 as well 2012. Interested in this exciting opportunity? E-mail Padma Arvind at padma.arvind@co.middlesex.nj.us. (Posted July 9, 2010)

  • CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. July 20 conference call agenda, handouts, and Minutes of the May 18 conference call are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us . (revised July 9, 2010)

    Deadline for Section Vision and Blum Awards extended to Friday, May 28:

    Please nominate a colleague for the Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning (only CHPPD Section members are eligible), and the Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy (open to all) by Friday, May 28 by submitting a completed nomination form. (posted May 18, 2010)

    Spring Issue of the CHPPD Section Newsletter deadline extended to Monday, May 24 : The deadline for the Spring 2010 issues is extended to Monday May 24, 2010. The winter issue of the CHPPD Section newsletter summarizes the projects and achievement of the section in 2009, discusses leadership opportunities, recognizes section leaders, suggests ways to gain experience in health policy, discusses social determinants of the health, relates an experience within a state public health association affiliate, and more. (revised May 18, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. Minutes of the March 16 conference call are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted March 16, 2010)

    Complete CHPPD Section Priorities Survey by Friday, April 23rd: Section members will begin planning for the 2010-2011 year at the May 18th bi-monthly conference call. Please complete a five minute CHPPD Section Priorities Survey
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd identifying your interests, expertise and willingness to work on health issues by Friday, April 23rd. We will discuss the results in May. (posted March 30, 2010)

    Applications for APHA Leadership Positions are extended through April 9 : Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for an APHA leadership position. Nominees should complete a one-page application form,and send it with a resume/CV. The nominating committee will meet May 6 to select the list of nominees for consideration by the Governing Council at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Information is available at:
    http://www.apha.org/about/gov/nominations/default.htm (revised March 30, 2010)

    Section members should submit comments on proposed policies by Tuesday, March 23: The 2010 proposed APHA policies, 21 in all, are posted. We would like each policy to be reviewed by at least one or two section members by Tuesday, March 23, and your comments can be submitted online. These comments will be dicussed, summarized and submitted to APHA by March 25. We would really appreciate if you would consider reviewing at least one policy. (posted March 10, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. Minutes of the January 19 meeting are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted January 29, 2010)

    Section Leadership Nominations due by February 28, 2010: In 2010, eight of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section officer positions are open. They are chair-elect (1 position), secretary-elect (1 position), section councilor (2 positions), and governing councilor (3 positions). To nominate a colleague or yourself, please submit the completed CHPPD Section Officer Nomination Form before Sunday, February 28, 2010 to the chair-elect. (posted January 27, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The November conference call minutes are posted. (posted November 21, 2009)

    CHPPD Events at the 137th Annual Meeting, November 7 - 11, 2009 in Philadelphia: Members will be participating in Section business meetings, scientific sessions, and providing feedback on special topics. (posted October 7, 2009)

    Cancelling reservation for CHPPD Section Celebration dinner on Sunday, November 8, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.: We would appreciate if your celebration reservation(s) are cancelled by Thursday, October 22. If you have questions, please email apha.chppd@hotmail.com, or contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted October 7, 2009)

    Waiting List for CHPPD 40th Anniversary Dinner Celebration: The CHPPD Section will be celebrating 40 years on Sunday, November 8, 2009. 8:00 - 10:00 with a dinner party at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Since the dinner registration has reached capacity, you are being place waiting list for the CHPPD 40th Celebration. Everyone will need a ticket to attend the event. If the CHPPD Celebration reception is overbooked before the deadline, preference will be given to CHPPD Section members and their guests. While the event is free, donations of $5.00 for CHPPD Section members, and $10 for non Section members is suggested, and can be sent using the APHA Section donation form. The donations will automatically buy a raffle ticket, for an iPOD which will be drawn and awarded awarded at the end of the dinner. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at a flat rate of $5.00. If registrants have donated towards the Celebration, and cannot be accomodated, the donations will be returned. (updated August 17, 2009)

    Member comments invited on "Health Home" and "Challenges of Implementing Electronic Medical Records": The CHPPD Section is participting in two forums at the Annual Meeting on "Charactertistics sought in Health Home from a CHPPD perspective", and "Challenges of implementing electronic health records". Please share your perspectives on these two areas by Monday, October 5, 2009 at http://tinyurl.com/chppd-issues. (Posted September 10, 2009)

    Member comments on revised policies due September 10: Please share your comments on the revised policies at http://tinyurl.com/chppd-2009policy. Your comments will be summarized and discussed at the Wednesday, September 16, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST conference call. (posted August 11, 2009)

    Newsletter articles submission deadline is September 10: Newsletter editors, Elizabeth Schiffman and Sami Jarrah are accepting articles via email for the Fall 2009 issues of the newsletter until September 10th. Articles should be 800 words or less and may include one or two photographs or charts with captions. (posted August 11, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. All members are invited to participate. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The July 15th conference call minutes are posted. (posted July 15, 2009)

    Webinar/audioconference Recording Links: If you did not get a chance to attend the webinars/audioconferences, the you can listen to the recording of the June webinar, In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform, Opportunities for Healthy People 2020 ; the April webinar Measuring the Value of Community Prevention ; and the February webinar The Role of Community in Health System Reform . (posted June 5, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Call Minutes: All members are invited to the next
    CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. All members are invited to participate. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The May 20th conference call minutes are also posted. (updated May 22, 2009)

    American Academy of Nursing (AAN) seeks poster abstracts by Friday, June 26: The AAN is seeking abstracts on the theme Creating an Agenda for a Healthy Society for the Annual Meeting and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 6 - 7. Abstracts in the areas of education, service and research efforts is encouraged. For more information or to submit a proposal go to: http://aan.confex.com/aan/2009/cfp.cgi. (posted June 8, 2009)

    Photo journal Demonstration Project proposal deadline June 19: To celebrate 40 years working to promote community health planning and policy development in communities, the CHPPD Section is soliciting proposals for the Photo Journal Demonstration Project. Proposals should be submitted online by Friday, June 19, 2009. Each journal will be made up of upto photographs with captions, and should narrate the impact of community health planning and policy development, including a historical context. Between three to five photo journal demonstration projects will be awarded, and awardees notified by July 20, 2009 (modified May 20, 2009).

    Webinar/audioconference: Tuesday, June 2, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time - In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform, Opportunities for Healthy People 2020: In this age of economic downturn, there are opportunities for Healthy People. The health stimulus package includes a significant allocation for health reform. What share of the allocation will eventually go towards keeping people healthy? What factors will facilitate the investment in healthy people? What checks and balances are in place to ensure that those who need the resources the most have access to them? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by the presenters at this webinar and audio conference. Registration required. Please register by Wednesday, May 27, 2009 for the webinar/audioconference. (posted May 11, 2006)

    CHPPD Section Conference Call: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All members are invited. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (May 11, 2009)

    Section Award nominated deadline extended to May 1, 2009: Nominations for the The Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy, and Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning have been extended to May 1. Please submit completed award nominations forms to pri01@health.state.ny.us by the deadline to be considered for the awards. (revised March 6, 2009)

    CHPPD Section member comments on 2009 proposed APHA policy statements requested by March 25, 2009:

    Members are invited to comment in the online survey on the proposed APHA policies by Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The section policy committee will summarize the comments, and submit it to APHA by March 31 to be shared with APHA's Joint Policy Committee (JPC) as it begins its review of the proposed policy statements this Spring. Contact policy co-chairs, Crystal Piper, cnpiper@yahoo.com or Apryl Brown, aprylrbrown@yahoo.com for more information. (posted March 6, 2009)

    CHPPD Events at the 137th Annual Meeting, November 6 - 10, 2009 in Denver: Members will be participating in Section business meetings, scientific sessions, and providing feedback on special topics. (posted September 15, 2010)

    Volunteer for 30 minutes of your time at the CHPPD Section Booth: Come join us at the 138th Annual APHA Conference in Denver, CO and volunteer your time and talents at the CHPPD Section booth. Regular members will be paired with student members to staff the booth. This effort received rave reviews from students and members alike as it creates important career contacts and educates students and members about our Section and APHA needs. In addition, the section is offering $60.00 stipends for 10 student members who staff the booth for at least two hours. Each member and student will staff the booth for at least a 30 minute allotted time slot. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth on the following days.

    Sun, Nov 7: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Mon, Nov 8: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Tues Nov 9: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Wed, Nov 10: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    To volunteer, please send an email with (1) times that you are available; (2) Whether you are a student or regular member; (3) Whether you are requesting a stipend. Please note, all students requesting stipends will be asked to give their social security number to receive the stipend as required by APHA audit rules. The emails should be sent to Russell McIntire, student committee chair, rkmcinti@indiana.edu, and Priti Irani, pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted September 15, 2010 )

    Register by October 30 for the CHPPD Section Reception on Sunday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: We invite you to register for the Section Reception on Sunday, November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd-denver-reception at the Annual Meeting in Denver. (posted September 15, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted July 21, 2010)

    Member comments on revised proposed policies requested by Monday, September 20: Please review and comment on the
    revised policies at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd-policy. . Your comments will be summarized and discussed at the Tuesday, September 21, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT conference call. (posted August 19, 2010)

    Newsletter articles submission deadline is September 10: Newsletter editor,
    Sami Jarrah and section chair, Priti Irani invite you to email articles for the Fall 2010 issue by September 10th. If a topic is of interest to you, it probably interests section members. Articles should be 800 words or less and may include one or two photographs or charts with captions. (posted August 19, 2009)

    Vote for CHPPD Section Leaders by July 23

    On June 18, you should have received an email from Election Services Corporation for APHA informing that the 2010 election polls are now open. We encourage you to vote; it directly affects the future of the Section and the Association. Please follow the simple steps below to login and vote. Go to the APHA voting site: https://www.esc-vote.com/publichealth

  • In the first box enter your Unique PIN: (e-mailed to you on Friday, June 18). Press the tab key.
  • In the second box enter your APHA Member ID Number. Press the tab key.
  • Click on the "Login" button to begin voting.

    (posted July 9, 2010)


    CHPPD Section seeks two Newsletter Co-Editors

    There are openings for two Newsletter Co-Editors, and there will be training and mentorship available for each Co-Editor. Estimated time commitment is about 2-5 hours over a two-week period in January, June and September when articles have to be submitted online, with lighter time commitment in between. One of the Co-Editors will be nominated for a one-year term, and the other a two-year term. This is a voluntary position. The newsletter editor must be comfortable with using technology, and have access to Windows operating system. Interested in becoming more involved with your CHPPD Section? E-mail Sami Jarrah at sami.kamal.jarrah@gmail.com or Elizabeth Schiffman at elizabeth.schiffman@gmail.com. (posted July 9, 2010)

    Section needs a program co-chair

    The CHPPD Program Co-Chair position is for a two-year term starting after the Annual Meeting in 2010 and effective through 2012. This is a volunteer position. The co-chair has to be an APHA member and attend both the 2011 and 2012 conferences. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and can commit to attend the APHA Annual Meeting for year 2011 as well 2012. Interested in this exciting opportunity? E-mail Padma Arvind at padma.arvind@co.middlesex.nj.us. (Posted July 9, 2010)

  • CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. July 20 conference call agenda, handouts, and Minutes of the May 18 conference call are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us . (revised July 9, 2010)

    Deadline for Section Vision and Blum Awards extended to Friday, May 28:

    Please nominate a colleague for the Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning (only CHPPD Section members are eligible), and the Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy (open to all) by Friday, May 28 by submitting a completed nomination form. (posted May 18, 2010)

    Spring Issue of the CHPPD Section Newsletter deadline extended to Monday, May 24 : The deadline for the Spring 2010 issues is extended to Monday May 24, 2010. The winter issue of the CHPPD Section newsletter summarizes the projects and achievement of the section in 2009, discusses leadership opportunities, recognizes section leaders, suggests ways to gain experience in health policy, discusses social determinants of the health, relates an experience within a state public health association affiliate, and more. (revised May 18, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. Minutes of the March 16 conference call are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted March 16, 2010)

    Complete CHPPD Section Priorities Survey by Friday, April 23rd: Section members will begin planning for the 2010-2011 year at the May 18th bi-monthly conference call. Please complete a five minute CHPPD Section Priorities Survey
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chppd identifying your interests, expertise and willingness to work on health issues by Friday, April 23rd. We will discuss the results in May. (posted March 30, 2010)

    Applications for APHA Leadership Positions are extended through April 9 : Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for an APHA leadership position. Nominees should complete a one-page application form,and send it with a resume/CV. The nominating committee will meet May 6 to select the list of nominees for consideration by the Governing Council at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Information is available at:
    http://www.apha.org/about/gov/nominations/default.htm (revised March 30, 2010)

    Section members should submit comments on proposed policies by Tuesday, March 23: The 2010 proposed APHA policies, 21 in all, are posted. We would like each policy to be reviewed by at least one or two section members by Tuesday, March 23, and your comments can be submitted online. These comments will be dicussed, summarized and submitted to APHA by March 25. We would really appreciate if you would consider reviewing at least one policy. (posted March 10, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. Minutes of the January 19 meeting are posted. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted January 29, 2010)

    Section Leadership Nominations due by February 28, 2010: In 2010, eight of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section officer positions are open. They are chair-elect (1 position), secretary-elect (1 position), section councilor (2 positions), and governing councilor (3 positions). To nominate a colleague or yourself, please submit the completed CHPPD Section Officer Nomination Form before Sunday, February 28, 2010 to the chair-elect. (posted January 27, 2010)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The November conference call minutes are posted. (posted November 21, 2009)

    CHPPD Events at the 137th Annual Meeting, November 7 - 11, 2009 in Philadelphia: Members will be participating in Section business meetings, scientific sessions, and providing feedback on special topics. (posted October 7, 2009)

    Cancelling reservation for CHPPD Section Celebration dinner on Sunday, November 8, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.: We would appreciate if your celebration reservation(s) are cancelled by Thursday, October 22. If you have questions, please email apha.chppd@hotmail.com, or contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted October 7, 2009)

    Waiting List for CHPPD 40th Anniversary Dinner Celebration: The CHPPD Section will be celebrating 40 years on Sunday, November 8, 2009. 8:00 - 10:00 with a dinner party at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Since the dinner registration has reached capacity, you are being place waiting list for the CHPPD 40th Celebration. Everyone will need a ticket to attend the event. If the CHPPD Celebration reception is overbooked before the deadline, preference will be given to CHPPD Section members and their guests. While the event is free, donations of $5.00 for CHPPD Section members, and $10 for non Section members is suggested, and can be sent using the APHA Section donation form. The donations will automatically buy a raffle ticket, for an iPOD which will be drawn and awarded awarded at the end of the dinner. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at a flat rate of $5.00. If registrants have donated towards the Celebration, and cannot be accomodated, the donations will be returned. (updated August 17, 2009)

    Member comments invited on "Health Home" and "Challenges of Implementing Electronic Medical Records": The CHPPD Section is participting in two forums at the Annual Meeting on "Charactertistics sought in Health Home from a CHPPD perspective", and "Challenges of implementing electronic health records". Please share your perspectives on these two areas by Monday, October 5, 2009 at http://tinyurl.com/chppd-issues. (Posted September 10, 2009)

    Member comments on revised policies due September 10: Please share your comments on the revised policies at http://tinyurl.com/chppd-2009policy. Your comments will be summarized and discussed at the Wednesday, September 16, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST conference call. (posted August 11, 2009)

    Newsletter articles submission deadline is September 10: Newsletter editors, Elizabeth Schiffman and Sami Jarrah are accepting articles via email for the Fall 2009 issues of the newsletter until September 10th. Articles should be 800 words or less and may include one or two photographs or charts with captions. (posted August 11, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Call : All members are invited to the next CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. All members are invited to participate. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The July 15th conference call minutes are posted. (posted July 15, 2009)

    Webinar/audioconference Recording Links: If you did not get a chance to attend the webinars/audioconferences, the you can listen to the recording of the June webinar, In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform, Opportunities for Healthy People 2020

    ; the April webinar Measuring the Value of Community Prevention ; and the February webinar The Role of Community in Health System Reform . (posted June 5, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Call Minutes: All members are invited to the next
    CHPPD Section conference call scheduled on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST. All members are invited to participate. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. The May 20th conference call minutes are also posted. (updated May 22, 2009)

    American Academy of Nursing (AAN) seeks poster abstracts by Friday, June 26: The AAN is seeking abstracts on the theme Creating an Agenda for a Healthy Society for the Annual Meeting and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 6 - 7. Abstracts in the areas of education, service and research efforts is encouraged. For more information or to submit a proposal go to: http://aan.confex.com/aan/2009/cfp.cgi. (posted June 8, 2009)

    Photo journal Demonstration Project proposal deadline June 19: To celebrate 40 years working to promote community health planning and policy development in communities, the CHPPD Section is soliciting proposals for the Photo Journal Demonstration Project. Proposals should be submitted online by Friday, June 19, 2009. Each journal will be made up of upto photographs with captions, and should narrate the impact of community health planning and policy development, including a historical context. Between three to five photo journal demonstration projects will be awarded, and awardees notified by July 20, 2009 (modified May 20, 2009).

    Webinar/audioconference: Tuesday, June 2, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time - In an Era of Economic Renewal and Reform, Opportunities for Healthy People 2020: In this age of economic downturn, there are opportunities for Healthy People. The health stimulus package includes a significant allocation for health reform. What share of the allocation will eventually go towards keeping people healthy? What factors will facilitate the investment in healthy people? What checks and balances are in place to ensure that those who need the resources the most have access to them? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by the presenters at this webinar and audio conference. Registration required. Please register by Wednesday, May 27, 2009 for the webinar/audioconference. (posted May 11, 2006)

    CHPPD Section Conference Call: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All members are invited. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (May 11, 2009)

    Section Award nominated deadline extended to May 1, 2009: Nominations for the The Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy, and Vision Award for Excellence in Health Planning have been extended to May 1. Please submit completed award nominations forms to pri01@health.state.ny.us by the deadline to be considered for the awards. (revised March 6, 2009)

    CHPPD Section member comments on 2009 proposed APHA policy statements requested by March 25, 2009: Members are invited to comment in the online survey on the proposed APHA policies by Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The section policy committee will summarize the comments, and submit it to APHA by March 31 to be shared with APHA's Joint Policy Committee (JPC) as it begins its review of the proposed policy statements this Spring. Contact policy co-chairs, Crystal Piper, cnpiper@yahoo.com or Apryl Brown, aprylrbrown@yahoo.com for more information. (posted March 6, 2009)

    Webinar/audioconference: Wednesday, April 1, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time - Measuring the Value of Community Prevention : Some studies have indicated that practitioners do not understand the practical application of community prevention return on investment findings. The Trust for a Healthier America's report, Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities, found that there is a return of $5.60 for every $1 spent on proven community-based programs implemented to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, andprevent smoking and other tobacco use. Staff from the Prevention Institute will focus on explaining ways that communities can apply the cost-benefit analysis findings. Registration required. Please register for the April 1 webinar/audio conference by Wednesday, March 25, 2009. (posted March 6, 2006)

    CHPPD Section Conference Call: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Eastern Time. All members are invited. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (updated March 7, 2009)

    APHA-CHPPD Collaborative Projects wiki: Please join (at no cost) the APHA-CHPPD Collaborative Project wiki to contribute your ideas to the draft Health System Reform paper. (posted January 12, 2009)

    CHPPD Insider wiki: Please join (at no cost) the CHPPD Insider wiki to help us coordinate ideas for committee, strategic teams and projects within the Section. When the content is finalized the information will be posted to the section website. (revised January 21, 2009)

    CHPPD abstract submission deadline extended to Friday, February 20, and call for reviewers: The deadline for submission of APHA abstracts has been extended, and abstracts should be submitted to the CHPPD section by February 20th. Please get your abstracts in as soon as possible. On that same note, why not help us review the submitted abstracts? By becoming an abstract reviewer, you determine which proposals are of the highest quality and greatest interest in community health. Your contribution ultimately shapes CHPPD’s program during the annual meeting. If you are interested in reviewing abstracts submitted to the section, please contact dgreene@health.nyc.gov and ijeoma.nwachuku@methodisthospital.org. (revised February 9, 2009)

    The Role of Community in Health System Reform? recording (1 hour and 17 minutes) is now available. Please join in the discussions on health system reform questions such as "Where can we enhance or further clarify APHA 14 Points for Universal Health Care?", and " As a curriculum and program developer, what can I do to support health system reform at the grass roots?". You have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the discussion thread. Please hold Wednesday, April 1, 3 - 4:30 EST for webinar and audio conference on "Return on Investments in Public/Community Health Prevention". (posted February 12, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Conference Call: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All members are invited. For conference call access information, please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (updated January 12, 2009)

    CHPPD Section Conference Call: Wednesday, November 19, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. All members are invited. For information on how to connect to conference call , please contact pri01@health.state.ny.us. (posted November 10, 2008)

    Feedback on San Diego APHA experience: We are interested in hearing about your experience with the sessions, business meeting and social at the Annual Meeting in San Diego. We would appreciate hearing your comments by Nov. 18 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=V_2fSwvOk_2fFxTQtDY9aAweXA_3d_3d (posted November 10, 2008)

    Submit comments on APHA's Proposed Policies by Friday, October 10, 2008: Please share your insights and comments on the nine proposed policies by Friday, October 10 through the online APHA-CHPPD Policy Review Form form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=WhlCVJ_2fimwaX8xiGy5Q5Ww_3d_3d. Your comments will guide CHPPD Section's governing council members when they vote on behalf of the section at the Annual Meeting in San Diego. For more information, contact Shari Kinney at sharik@health.ok.gov. (posted September 8, 2008)

    Using Robert’s Rules Successfully, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST: Befuddled by the rules and motions and amendments and voting and 'out of order' sorts of things thatgo 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. Facilitated by governing councilor, Karen Valenzuela. To connect to this audio-conference, call1-800-411-7650 Enter code: 147419 followed by # (pound) key. (revised September 8; posted July 19, 2008)

    Section Strategic Planning Conference Call, Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST: Section members initiate the development of a strategic plan. For more information see meeting /conference minutes , or contact a members from the leadership roster . (posted July 19, 2008)

    Webinar on June 26: 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, and former Staff Director of the IOM Report "Unequal Treatment" and Bob Griss, Executive Director, Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health will focus the final webinar on opportunities to apply civil rights principles to health care regulations in order to reduce disparities in health status and health care delivery at the state, regional, and community levels. Moderated by John Steen, Board of Directors, American Health Planning Association, and specialist in certificate of need and community health promotion activities. Please register by emailing paula.purvis@arkansas.gov by Friday, June 20, 2008. See Events for more information. (posted June 3, 2008)

    APHA Section Elections begin : You will receive an e-mail from the "Election Services Corporation for APHA" amphahelp@electionservicescorp.com notifying you that section elections are open. The e-mail subject line will read "APHA Voting Information Enclosed". Please look for this email, and do not delete this e-mail. All you have to do is click on the direct link and vote. Your e-mail notification will include: Your online election validation number; Your APHA membership ID number; Voting instructions; A direct link to your voting Web site. The American Public Health Association's 2008 Section elections will end on June 20, 2008. (posted May 16, 2008)

    May: Register for the second of a three-part webinar series on civil rights and health care; Current Assessment of Civil Rights in Health Care, or Why the 1964 Civil Rights Law is Inadequate for 21st Century Discrimination, Thursday, May 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Lead Presenter: Vernellia Randall, Professor, University of Dayton School of Law. Register by sending an email to d.montgomery@arkansas.gov by Tuesday, May 20, 2008, and provide a contact number. Space is limited to 80 participants on a first come first served basis so please go ahead and register.

    April 7: Register for Health Care and Civil Rights: History of Health Care and Civil Rights, first of a three-part webinar series scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2008, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Lead Presenter: David Barton Smith. Register by sending an email to paula.purvis@arkansas.gov or Jackie.gunter@arkansas.gov and provide a contact number. Space is limited to 80 participants on a first come first served basis. For more information, see events.

    December 4: In the 2007 CHPPD Membership Survey, members described benefits of participation as: personal growth, helps with activities related to their jobs, and connecting with people. Mostmembers were interested in getting involved in issues related to community health, planning and public policy. The detailed survey results are being discussed among the leadership to identify ways to get members engaged and working towards improving community health.