Welcome to the website of the American Public Health Association's Oral Health Section. As one of the APHA Sections our members seek to promote oral health to a large multidisciplinary audience, partner with other human service providers, integrate oral health with overall health, have input into environmental and health care delivery issues, and disseminate research findings to the largest possible audience.
It is important for members of the Oral Health community to support the APHA Oral Health Section. The Oral Health Section has two representatives on the APHA Governing Council, the primary mechanism whereby the relatively small Section has a voice in this large, multidisciplinary organization and the ability to influence its policy development. Through the APHA governing process, the Oral Health Section can submit its own resolutions and have input into other relevant resolutions. The APHA staff and lobbyists work hard to promote APHA resolutions into state and national policies and action.
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Call for Nominations for the 2014 Anthony Westwater Jong
Community Dental Health Student Awards
The Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) is pleased to announce the student award categories for 2014 and open the call for nominations.
Applications for the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Pre-Professional Student Award sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals and the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Post-professional Student Award sponsored by DENTSPLY International are due May 7, 2014.
The awards will be presented during the American Public Health Association 142nd annual APHA Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, LA, November 15-19, 2014. The theme of the meeting is: Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.
More information and an application can be accessed at this link: Call for Nominations for the 2014 Anthony Westwater Jong Community Dental Health Student Awards
Inquiries may be directed to the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Award 2014 Committee Chair , Tracy Finlayson, PhD
John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health : Call for Nominations
Members of the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association are encouraged to submit nominations for the John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award. The Award is conferred annually at the American Public Health Association meeting based on the following criteria: a distinguished career in dental public health; leadership in the profession; and significant accomplishments. Nominees may have had public health careers at the local, state, national or international level in dental public health practice, academia, the military, business or industry, and must be a present or past member of APHA.
To nominate a candidate for the 2014 Award, submit a curriculum vitae or biographical information and letter(s) of recommendation regarding the candidate to the Oral Health Section Awards Committee by May 2, 2014. Candidates who were recommended but did not receive the award in previous years may be resubmitted. Nominations should be sent to:
David Cappelli, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Chair, Oral Health Section Awards Committee
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, MC 7914
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Questions may be directed to David Cappelli.
More information and an application can be accessed at this link: John W. Knutson Award Call for Nominations