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The Disability Section works to broaden the knowledge base and awareness regarding disability and related phenomena among all public health professions, and to provide policy advice to APHA on public health policies and programs for prevention and services to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities, including increased public and professional awareness.


APHA Disability Section Call for 2014 Awards Nominations

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities?  Do you know an especially dedicated student?  If you do, now is the time to nominate him or her for one of the 2014 APHA Disability Section Awards. Join us in honoring those who have made significant contributions to the field of disability within the context of public health. Students are encouraged to nominate a fellow student or mentor.  The Disability Section offers the following awards: 1) Lifetime Achievement, 2) Allan Meyers, 3) New Investigator, 4) Student Member, and 5) Advocacy.

For further information and to obtain a nomination form, please contact Adriane Griffen, APHA Disability Section Awards Committee Chair, at agriffen@aucd.org with the words “Awards Nomination Form Request” in the email subject line. The deadline for nominations is 5pm ET Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

The winners will be presented with their awards at the 2014 APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans during the Disability Section Business and Awards Meeting.

If you want to read the Disability Section Council Leadership monthly meeting minutes, please go to the "Leadership" section and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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