Strategic Priorities

 

DISABILITY SECTION

2008 Workplan

 

 

DRAFT 1/2/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRITERION

ACTIVITY

DUE DATE

END

DATE

COMMENTS

(This section should be completed at the end of the Annual Meeting)

 

Conference  and Section Evaluation from APHA

Chair: Jim Rimmer

Prepare agenda and moderate monthly Disability Section phone conferences. 

Prepare Chair’s Forum for annual meeting.

Organize and Chair the annual Business meeting.

Serve as liaison between Section Council members and APHA Administrative offices.

 

Prepare annual workplan and submit to APHA.

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12/31/08

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Membership

Membership Chair: George Jesien

Develop attractive display board and materials for APHA annual conference.

Update Disability Section membership list quarterly and contact lapsed members by email or phone to encourage them to rejoin Section.

Develop brochure with new Disability Status section information including new logo.

 

Maintain and grow the membership

 

Develop strong student membership component

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12/31/08

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Website

Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications Chair: Roberta Carlin

Develop Disability Section website following APHA template

 

Upgrade and maintain Disability listserv. Send quarterly blast email with key events or accomplishments of Disability Section.

 

Produce at least 2 Newsletters and send electronically to Section members.

 

1/1/08

12/31/08

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Annual Meeting

Program Chair – David Gray

Develop a quality conference program by selecting abstracts from a broad range of public health issues that adhere to the highest level of scientific integrity using qualified peer reviewers.

Any focus or emphasis (increase quality of research?)

Develop plan for increasing outreach of Disability issues to other sections and SPIGS

Plan, organize and execute quality scientific sessions and business meeting at annual conference.

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12/31/08

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Awardees

Awards Chair – Dot Nary

Develop strong slate of candidates for various Disability Section awards.

Prepare awards program for national conference.

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12/31/08

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Policy Process

Policy Chair – Suzanne McDermott

Regularly monitor APHA policy/resolution website for issues that may affect disability and provide updates to Executive Committee

 

Develop policy proposal to address Aid in Dying bill from 2007

 

Prepare responses to proposed policies/resolutions that may impact Disability or be of interest to membership.  

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12/31/08

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Accessible Conference Program

Accessibility Co-Chairs – Gwyn Jones, Kristine Mulhorn

Prepare and send documents to presenters and moderators encouraging them to adhere to the highest level of accessibility in both the preparation and presentation of their research.

Work with APHA to Increase and maintain the highest level of accessibility  for all components at the national conference.

Maintain an ongoing working relationship with APHA’s Accessibility Team to promote full participation at annual meetings for people with disabilities.

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Archive of Minutes and Key Documents

Secretary – Jennifer Rowland

Ensure accuracy of minutes for monthly phone conference and annual business meeting and after approval by Section Council, send to Communications Chair for posting to website.

Review and update Disability Procedures Manual and submit to Section Council for their review with changes made to reflect Section status. 

Post minutes on website

1/1/08

12/31/08

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Section

Budget

 

Business Meeting Social

 

 

Treasurer – Willi Horner-Johnson

Monitor expenditure of all Section funds, and report on balances monthly.

Solicit funds for Business Meeting Social and Section.

Organize Business Meeting Social.

 

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Elections & Nominations

Nominations Chair: Gloria Krahn

Prepare strong, diverse slate of candidates for Section Council positions.

Complete nomination process in conjunction with the APHA elections process

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Student Involvement

Student Liaison: Jana Peterson

Encourage more student involvement in the Disability Section.

Assist Program Chair in developing at least one oral session for students at national meeting.

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12/31/08

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