News and Events

The Annual Meeting is only a few weeks away, and I hope that you are just as excited as we are! Some might think it odd, but this is one of my favorite times of the year. It is an opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new ones! From my own personal experience being a member of APHA and of the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section has been an important gateway into the field of public health and into leadership. You often hear stories about the impact that an organization has had on a person's professional trajectory, well APHA and PHEHP have really added value to mine over the last 9-10 years.

In the coming weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting, we hope to provide you with resources that will help you to navigate your APHA experience, gives to opportunities to connect, and hopefully get you involved in the work of our Section. It is our hope that at the annual meeting and throughout the year you use APHA and PHEHP as a tool and resource to build your capacity to do great work, to develop lasting professional and personal relationships and most of all to impact the lives of others for a better world.

In this newsletter, we will share upcoming dates and opportunities to volunteer at this year's annual meeting with PHEHP. In addition, we will highlight our section award winners representing some of the best and brightest in the field of Health Education and Health Promotion.

Oh and before you go special shoutout to our Past Chair (Dr. Heather Brandt) Chair (that's me! Dr. Sandy-Asari Hogan) and Chair-Elect (Sherie Lou Santos) on completing some great milestones!

  • Our Past Chair Dr. Heather Brandt completed a 6-day bike ride across Iowa!
  • Our Current Chair Dr. Sandy-Asari Hogan ran her first 5K! and
  • Our very own Chair-Elect Sherie Lou Santos made the U.S National Team and competed in the World Dragon Boat Championship and won a silver and a bronze medal

#APHA2019 is just around the corner! See you in Philadelphia!

Sandy-Asari Hogan, DrPH, MPH
Chair, PHEHP Section, 2018-2019


This year, PHEHP is working hard to set the #PACE for promotion, collaboration and connection, and the elevation of equity within the field.

PROMOTION | We want to promote you and the work that you do! We want to highlight your innovative work and other ways that PHEHP members are advancing the field of health education and health promotion worldwide. Share how you are #PromotingHealth through health education and promotion with our communications team so we can feature you! Contact Lindsay Joy-Wenning for more details.

ADVOCACY | APHA’s Speak for Health campaign is a great way for public health education and health promotion advocates to be heard. How are you using your work as a tool for advocacy?

See the 2019 APHA Advocacy priorities:

  • Strengthen funding for public health agencies and programs including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
  • Expand access to comprehensive affordable health coverage and services by upholding the Affordable Care Act, supporting innovative efforts to further expand access to coverage and services and protecting vital safety net programs.
  • Support efforts to address the health impacts of climate change
  • Address the public health threats from gun violenceby supporting universal background checks and funding for public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
  • Maintain strong public health regulations and oppose efforts to weaken regulations including those impacting child nutrition, reproductive health and environmental health and safety. Read the letter from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin to the members of the 116th Congress sent on Jan. 25, 2019.

COLLABORATION| We want to continue our efforts for collaboration between and within our Section, so we are finding new and creative ways to collaborate with other Sections and related APHA organizations that we are really excited about and hope to share with you soon. Stay tuned!

CONNECTION | We are finding ways to connect beyond the Annual Meeting.  Our membership committee is working hard to bring you #PHEHPLocalSocials!  These are opportunities to meet with other PHEHP members across the nation!  Are you interested in coordinating a local social? Contact our membership chair Ruthy Watson or co-chair Vicki Stanavitch. 

Contact our nominations chair, Heather Brandt, for details or for questions about current and future leadership opportunities within the PHEHP Section.

ELEVATION of EQUITY | Did you know that each year we plan health equity centered special sessions during the annual meeting?  Elevating equity centered approaches are important to PHEHP as we work toward the goal of the being “Healthiest Nation”!  Our Health Equity Committee endeavors to ensure that we continue these discussions and facilitate action toward this goal. Are you interested in supporting our equity work? Contact Rod Lew for more details about our PHEHP Health Equity Committee.

GET INVOLVED WITH PHEHP!! | There are many ways to engage with the Section via Connect, our social media and in real life. Most importantly find ways to engage with the various committees and their work. Rest assured, that wherever you find a member of PHEHP you find family and it is my hope that you have found a home here with our Section! Connect with us!


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DONATE to PHEHP! Help us support early career professionals by donating to PHEHP today! Donating is easy use this link to DONATE to the PHEHP Endowment Fund

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 by logging 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. 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 | Amanda Wilkerson & Christine Hackman
Booth | Ying Li
Health Communication | Emily Lilo
Materials Contest | Karen Alicia Mancera Cuevas
Membership | Ruthy Watson
News & Events | Andrea P. Medeiros
Nominations | Heather Brandt
Program | Andrea P. Medeiros
Resolutions | Brittany Marshall
Social | Kelsie Kelly
Student Work Group | Rebecca Ortego
Website/Social Media/Communication | Lindsay Joy-Wenning
If you have any questions, please contact Membership Committee Chair Ruthy Watson.

Have items you'd like to submit for this page? Please contact Andrea P. Medeiros or Lindsay Joy-Wenning.