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Activities and Programs at APHA Annual Meetings:

The Occupational Health and Safety Section presents scholarships to students and union/worker organization representatives to attend the APHA Annual Meeting. The scholarship program's goal is to strengthen the participation of students and union/worker organization representatives in APHA. We recognize that we need the involvement of workers and new health and safety professionals to make our workplaces and communities healthy and safe.

James P. Keogh Scholarship Fund

James P. Keogh, MD, was a tireless advocate for worker safety and health who died in June 1999 at the age of 49. Throughout his life, he listened carefully to workers, characterized hazards and diseases, and then worked to pinpoint compensation for harmed workers as well as strategies to protect workers in the future. He was a leading medical educator who always focused on the need to incorporate clinical compassion with public health prevention.

Applications for the James P. Keogh Memorial Scholarships

Our Section will be awarding scholarships that include registration for the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting, (Nov. 4-8, 2017, Atlanta), a one-year membership in APHA and $300 for conference expenses. Applications for students and union/worker organization representatives are due by Friday, July 14, 2017. (Please note, a version of the 2017 scholarship application incorrectly states the due date as July 1; the accurate due date is July 14.)