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10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1… See you in San Diego!

I hope you are as excited as I am for the 2018 Annual Meeting of APHA in San Diego in only 10 days. Ten days until we gather as public health professionals to connect and reconnect, share what we have been up to, and engage in meaningful conversations about public health with our colleagues. This year's APHA Annual Meeting promises to be packed with opportunities to do all of this – in just 10 days! I know some of you are unable to attend the meeting, so please take a look at ways in which you can take advantage of the virtual offerings.

In addition to our scientific program, which includes 52 oral sessions, 10 poster sessions, and four round table sessions (whoa!), there are many other ways to connect with the PHEHP Section at the Annual Meeting. At our three business meetings, you will have a chance to participate in our leadership discussions around PHEHP activities. At our Awards Luncheon, you can hear about and meet with various leaders, researchers, and projects at the forefront of our field. Lastly, our socials, meet and greet, and booth are a great place to engage with members and leaders of PHEHP alike. All PHEHP events are open to new, current, and prospective members. We hope you will join us!

  • Sunday, November 11, 2-3:30 p.m.: PHEHP Meet & Greet (Hilton Bayfront: Sapphire Ballroom D)
  • Sunday, November 11, 4-5:30 p.m.: PHEHP Business Meeting I (Hilton Bayfront: Cobalt 501AB)
  • Sunday, November 11, 5-7 p.m.: PHEHP Student Business Meeting & Social (Hilton Bayfront: Sapphire Ballroom D)
  • Monday, November 12, 6:30-8 a.m.: PHEHP Business Meeting II (San Diego Convention Center: 25B)
  • Monday, November 12, 6:30-8 pm: PHEHP Social (San Diego Convention Center: 22)
  • Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-2 p.m.: PHEHP Awards Luncheon (San Diego Convention Center: 7AB) – Please note this is a ticketed event. As space remains, tickets available in advance from APHA or as available at registration at the Annual Meeting. There is no room for non-ticketed guests at this event.
  • Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-8 pm: PHEHP Business Meeting III (San Diego Convention Center: 29AB)
  • During the Annual Meeting, visit us at the PHEHP booth (1288) located at the Public Health Expo.

If you are a first-time attendee, APHA has resources for you. You can learn all the tips to get the most out of the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Whether you are in San Diego with us or not, PHEHP social media is a prime way to stay connected to what is happening at the APHA Annual Meeting. We will be posting throughout the Annual Meeting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtags #APHA2018 #PHEHP2018 #PHEHPhealthequitynow.

  • Facebook: APHA.PHEHP or
  • Twitter: @APHA_PHEHP or
  • Instagram: @APHA.PHEHP
  • Lastly, this year, PHEHP is supporting Lisa Carlson for President-Elect of APHA. You can learn more about why Lisa is running for this position, her skills, and her vision for APHA online and in her flyer. I invite you to learn more about Lisa and share information on her experience and preparation for this important role. You also can follow and engage with Lisa on twitter at @carlsonlisam.

    If you are in San Diego, I hope you will join us at one of our PHEHP events to say hello and meet Dr. Sandy-Asari Hogan, PHEHP Chair-Elect, Sam Cinnick, PHEHP Secretary-Elect, and other PHEHP leaders. Our Section has many opportunities for you to get involved.

    Thank you,
    Heather M. Brandt, PhD
    Interim Chair, Public Health Education and Health Promotion
    PHEHP Website:
    Facebook: APHA.PHEHP or
    Twitter: @APHA_PHEHP or
    Instagram: @APHA.PHEHP
    APHA Connect:


    Dr. Andrea Lowe has resigned her position as chair. As we have shared previously, she is coping with the death of her mother, and she must focus on her own health and well-being. I know you join me in wishing her well and will welcome her back to Section activities when she is ready. I will serve as the interim chair of PHEHP through Nov. 14. Dr. Sandy-Asari Hogan, chair-elect, will assume the chair role on Nov. 14 (technically, Nov. 13 as she leads the final PHEHP business meeting). In addition, Dr. Abigail Gamble has resigned her position as secretary as she assumes additional and exciting research opportunities. Sam Cinnick will serve as interim secretary through Nov. 14 and continue as secretary through Nov. 6, 2019. Sandy, Sam, and I appreciate all your support during this transition and look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.

    Congratulations to our newly elected PHEHP leaders!

    • Chair-elect: Sherie Lou Santos
    • Secretary-elect: Heather Gardiner
    • Treasurer: Daisy Morales-Campos
    • Governing Council: Josh Bernstein, Lilanta Joy Bradley, Rosemary Caron, Pascale Edouard, Deeonna Farr, Robert LaChausse, Karen Mancera-Cuevas, Jestina Wolo
    • Section Council: Asrat Amnie, Karen H. Kim Yeary
    • PHEHP Student Liaison: Belinda-Rose Young
    • PHEHP Governing Council Vacancy: We have one vacant PHEHP Governing Council position to replace an unfulfilled term. This will include representing PHEHP at this year’s Annual Meeting and next year’s. The term will begin as soon as elections are complete and end on Nov. 14, 2019. To complete a candidate statement, please visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Elsa Greer at


    November 10-14, 2018 in San Diego

    Sunday, November 11

    2-3:30 p.m. — PHEHP Meet & Greet

    4-5:30 p.m.  — PHEHP Business Meeting I

    Monday, November 12

    6:30-8 a.m. — PHEHP Business Meeting II

    6:30-8 p.m. — PHEHP Social

    Tuesday, November 13

    12:30-2 p.m. — PHEHP Awards Luncheon (***ticketed event)

    6:30-8 p.m. — PHEHP Business Meeting III

    Connecting with Section Members

    Many of you have asked us how to engage with or send out information to Section members throughout the year. One great way to do that is to access the Bulletin Board in APHA Connect! Simply visit, and log in with your APHA credentials. From there you can respond to posts by other PHEHP members or create your own discussion.

    Be sure to like us on Facebook (@APHA.PHEHP), and follow us on Twitter (@APHA_PHEHP) and Instagram (@apha.phehp).

    Some of you have sent postings and events to the Section email listserv. As PHEHP is a very large Section and APHA emails can get excessive, we are reserving the listerv for Section- or APHA-related information only. Every month, we will do our best to share these postings with you through this News & Events page!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Please find below a compilation of events/postings from your fellow Section members:

    • The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential exam is offered to candidates to schedule their computer-based exams all year long! APHA members receive the study guide for free!
    • APHA is supportive of Complete Streets, and there is a clear connection between health equity and Complete Streets. I have some articles for you to reference below: American Public Health Association Complete Streets Fact Sheet“Complete Streets” Policies and Eliminating Pedestrian FatalitiesThe Role of Public Health in Complete Streets
    • Check out CNHEO's Strategic Plan here!
    • Center for Health Justice in Los Angeles is hiring for a health educator, substance use coordinator, and a case manager! You can learn more about the organization at Resumes can be sent via email to
    • Trust for America's Health is looking for a Government Relations Manager to join the GR Team to support implementation of TFAH's legislative and regulatory priorities on public health and disease prevention with a focus on behavioral health. This position will be responsible for developing policy recommendations to advance prevention in the area of behavioral health; advocating for those recommendations to policymakers in the federal legislative and executive branches; and building on existing relationships and establishing new partnerships with key organizations working on these issues.
    • Volunteers needed for our Section booth at the APHA Annual Meeting to promote our Section! Please take a look at this SignUpGenius link and sign up for slots you can help with. There is no experience necessary, and this is a great opportunity to connect with other Sections.
    • Public Health Across Borders @ APHA 2018 The School of Public Health at San Diego State University and the County of San Diego invite you to participate in a day tour of Tijuana, focusing on important public health issues in this binational region including mental health and health care access. Cost: $65 per person. Register here.

    Get social! PHEHP has an active presence online, and our online resources are a great way to connect with us.

    Get involved in the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section!
    If you have selected the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of APHA as your Section affiliation, we encourage you to actively participate in Section activities. If you are interested in serving on a Section committee or work group, please contact the committee chair listed below.

    Advocacy | Elaine Auld
    Awards | Stuart Usdan & Christine Hackman
    Booth | Ying Li
    Health Communication | Alison Teitelbaum
    Materials Contest | Cedric Harville
    Membership | Meg Sheppard
    News & Events | Andrea P. Medeiros
    Nominations | Rod Lew
    Program | Ashley Walker
    Resolutions | Andrea Lowe
    Social | Ranelle L. Brew
    Student Work Group | Cedric Harville
    Website/Social Media/Communication | Sherie Lou Santos
    If you have any questions, please contact Membership Committee Chair Meg Sheppard.

    Have items you'd like to submit for this page? Please contact Andrea P. Medeiros or Sherie Lou Santos.