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2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The Ethics Section has released its 2017 Program Schedule.
If you are interested in getting involved, contact Dr. Betty Wolder Levin our program chair.

2017 Ethics Section Newsletters

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Nominate your peers for an APHA Ethics Section Award

The APHA Ethics Section sponsors three awards, the Distinguished Career Award, the Outstanding Practice in Public Health Award, and the Daniel Swartzman Public Health Ethics Lecture Award. As a section, we count on our members to nominate their outstanding peers for these awards.

Nominees are not required to be a member of the APHA Ethics Section; however, an individual may not receive the same award more than once. Complete applications will include: 

1. Award nomination form submitted by a current member of the APHA Ethics Section. 

2. One support letter written by someone other than the person submitting the nomination.

Additional criteria specific to each award are described below.

Questions? Contact the APHA Ethics Section Award Committee Chair Jody Vogelzang via email or at 616-331-5059.  A copy of these instructions is available for download.

Award Categories

Distinguished Career Award

Description: The Distinguished Career Award recognizes an APHA member's outstanding support and inspiration to the practice and integration of ethics in the area of public health.  The award recognizes work that has promoted or significantly contributed to ethics in public health within or outside APHA.  The awardee will be invited to speak at one of the designated ethics section presentations at APHA.

Criteria: The nominee demonstrates all of the following qualities:

  • Contributed to the support and integration of ethics in public health
  • Inspired the practice of ethics in public health
  • Catalyzed action resulting in increased understanding of public health ethics inside or outside of APHA

Outstanding Practice in Public Health Ethics

Description: The Outstanding Practice in Public Health Ethics award recognizes exemplary integration of ethical theory and behavior in a specific area of public health. The work of the nominee must have been shared at the regional, national or international level.    

Criteria: The nominee demonstrates both of the following qualities:

  • Applied ethical framework in a specific area of public health
  • Presented work at the regional, national, or international level

The Daniel Swartzman Public Health Ethics Lecture

Description: The Daniel Swartzman Public Health Ethics Lecture recognizes higher education faculty and staff for displaying excellence in teaching public health ethics in a college/university setting. The nominee expands the application of ethics in public health, demonstrates leadership in the public health ethics community, and brings public health ethics concerns to policy making. The Lecture is held in the spring at the University of Illinois Chicago. The awardee will be the featured speaker the year following the nomination.

Criteria: The nominee demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Excellence in teaching public health ethics
  • Demonstrates application of ethics in public health
  • Exhibits leadership in the public health ethics community
  • Advocates for public health ethics in policymaking