APHA Midyear Meeting
Thank you for those who attended the 2012 Midyear Meeting. It was a great success.
If you missed the Midyear Meeting review the important information on APHA's social media tools.
CE Evaluations due August 31
If you registered for Continuing Education credits for the Midyear Meeting be sure to review the courses to obtain credit. To review and receive your certification go to http://www.dspesg.com/aphaRegional.
The 2012 Midyear Meeting, titled The New Public Health – Rewiring for the Future, equiped attendees from federal, state, local and tribal agencies and organizations with the educational, policy and advocacy tools needed for keeping up with and anticipating the changes that will be necessary to “rewire” the public health infrastructure.
The public health system delivers essential services that protect the health of your community and brings enormous value to creating a healthy nation. If we are to address the economic and health-related costs of chronic and communicable disease and injuries, we must strengthen our nation’s investment in prevention and public health. But the public health system is confronting a crisis: declining budgets, more demands, an aging and shrinking workforce, changing skill sets, technology hurdles, integration of public health into primary care, lack of understanding of the role of public health by the public, opinion leaders and policy-makers and a myriad of other challenges.