Committee Chairs: Alberto Caban-Martinez and Tainya Clarke
According to the Institute of Medicine's 1988 report entitled "The Future of Public Health": "Progress in public health in the United States has been greatly advanced throughout its history by outstanding individuals...Today the need for leaders is too great to leave their emergence to chance." This committee centers itself on the notion that public health leaders are needed internationally and should be cultivated from the time they begin their public health career. We are committed to creating, soliciting, and providing opportunities for students and new professionals to develop leadership skills, explore public health careers, meet and network with current public health leaders, and we encourage debates on and development of innovative public health curricula.
The vision of this committee is to facilitate the capability of students and new professionals to seek and create their own leadership and career development opportunities, to direct their careers, and to meet their goals and definitions of success in public health.
This committee is prefaced on the belief that leadership and career development are implicitly important to support the development of leaders in public health and that it is the responsibility of this committee to promote the development of effective leaders with all the necessary tools to improve the public's health in our communities, in our nations, and on our planet.
Through APHA annual meeting programming and other opportunities we will address the following:
Develop programming that enables students internationally to pursue interests
Provide opportunities for members to gain leadership experience by participating in program development and literature review, etc.
Provide opportunities for networking with peers and potential mentoring in programming.
Work with other APHA-SA standing committees to facilitate their objectives.
Prepare students for leadership positions in APHA and in their careers.
Sponsor and co-sponsor award competitions for student papers.
Sponsor and co-sponsor sessions at the APHA annual meeting.
Encourage submission of quality student papers to AJPH and other journals.
Above is a photo of the panelists from the AJPH-Student Assembly sponsored "Student Authorship in Public Health: Challenges, Controversies, and Lessons Learned" panel at this year's annual meeting. The panelists are from left to right: John Blosnich, PhD; Zachary Kerr, MPH MA; Dio Kavalieratos, PhD; Emma McKim Mitchell, PhD RN; and, Derrick Matthews, MPH.
for urgent action on Climate Change. Concerned with Hurricane Sandy and the silence on climate change, the group heard from speakers from Union of Concerned Scientists and Physicians for Social Responsibility as they urged other conference attendees to become active making public health a more prominent part of the calling for urgent climate action. "Those of us in Public Health work to protect the health of the American people; climate change is now the most significant challenge we face. We cannot do our job if our elected leaders will not acknowledge the role climate change is playing in the extreme weather events occurring more and more frequently." said one of the organizers. Members of 350 Bay Area and staff
With 13,000 public health workers from around the country meeting in San Francisco for the American Public Health Association, a group of climate and health activists and concerned APHA members rallied yesterday to call from the Center for Biological Diversity came out to support the rally.
APHA Annual Meeting 2012
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Last Update 12/11/2012