News and Events

A Letter from Your Chair

Andrea P. Lowe

July 1, 2018 

Hello PHEHP Members:

June has certainly been an exciting month. We had the opportunity to advocate and educate on everything from Securing America's Future Act of 2018 to Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, and Keep Families Together Act. It is important that we continue to address public health issues with “equity” in mind.


So, let’s get to work, get involved, put our boots on, and pull ourselves up by the bootstrap to change a generation. I want to hear your ideas on how we can bring together PHEHP to work in the communities where we live, work, and play.

That being said, the PHEHP CHALLENGE is still underway, and my challenge for you is to donate $5.00 or more to the PHEHP Section Enrichment Account so that we can continue to develop professionally and help others.   

Keep the challenge going by donating here: PHEHP SECTION ENRICHMENT


I want to start something new this month to highlight exciting opportunities across the nation for our members called the “Chair’s Pick.”

This month’s pick is the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) which launched the HBCU Competitiveness Scholars, a student recognition program designed to honor current HBCU students for their competitiveness. All nomination forms must be emailed to no later than July 31. 

If you have opportunities for members to get involved, apply for, advocate, or receive continuing education in the community, please let me know and I will put it in the “hopper” to pick.


Don’t forget that APHA is providing FREE training for members (and $25 for non-members) to attend the APHA Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp which will be held in DC on Sunday, July 15th through Monday, July 16th. For local members who are able to attend, please do so, and share your experience at the next PHEHP Leadership call on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. EST.

American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-14 in San Diego

Society of Public Health Education 2018 Advocacy Summit, Oct. 13-15 in Washington, D.C.


Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4

National Dance Day – Monday, July 30 

Have a great month, and keep the challenge going!!


The polls for APHA's Section Elections are now open through August 3! As an APHA member, selecting Section leadership is an integral part of your Association's governance. We encourage you to take part in this year's election.

You should have received an email (subject line: "APHA Voting Information Enclosed") that will include voting instructions and a direct link to your online ballot. All you have to do is click on the link, review the candidate statements and VOTE!

Chair‐Elect - One vacancy
Sherie Lou Santos, MPH, MCHES
Ruthy Watson, PhD, MSPH

Governing Councilor - Eight vacancies
Josh Bernstein, PhD, CHES
Lilanta Joy Bradley, PhD, MFT, CHES
Rosemary Caron, PhD, MPH,BA
Carla Dionne, MPH, MBA
Pascale Edouard, MPH
Deeonna Farr, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Robert LaChausse, PhD CHES
Karen Mancera-Cuevas, DrPH (c) MS, MPH, CHES
Elizabeth Miller, MPH, CPH
Melanie Shouse-Gonzales, MSPH, MCHES
Nichole Smith-Anderson, MS, BS
Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH, CAE
Jestina Wolo, MD, MPH, CHES
Lisa Yazel-Smith, MS, MCHES, CCRP

Section Councilor - Two vacancies
Asrat Amnie, MD, MPH, EdD
Saketh Nadimpalli
Karen H. Kim Yeary

Secretary-Elect - One vacancy
Heather Gardiner, MA, PhD, MPH
Heather Morris, PhD

Student Liaison - One vacancy
Belinda-Rose Young

Treasurer - One vacancy
Daisy Yvette Morales-Campos

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:

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
| 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.