Charlene Cariou, MHS, CHES

Ex-Officio Member
Council of Affiliates Chair

Charlene Cairou

Appointed November 2017
Term Ending: November 2018
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As the current Chair of the Council of Affiliates, Charlene Cariou is excited to serve as a member of the APHA Executive Board. Charlene has been an active member of her state affiliate, the Idaho Public Health Association, serving in numerous leadership roles. Her involvement with the American Public Health Association includes section membership within the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section and the Community Health Planning and Policy Development as well as serving as an Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council for Idaho and as the Region X Representative to the Council of Affiliates.

In her professional life, Charlene has worked predominantly in the field of health promotion and disease prevention with a primary focus on implementing federally funded comprehensive cancer control initiatives at both the community and state level. Her comprehensive cancer control work focuses on increasing preventive and screening behaviors through policy, systems and environmental change strategies as well as addressing quality of life for cancer survivors through education and partnerships.  Charlene received her Master of Health Science degree, with an emphasis in Health Promotion, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership from Boise State University.