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Welcome to APHA's 2022 Annual Meeting and Expo! APHA 2022 is more than just a meeting, it's a public health playground where professionals come together with their community to learn, network, find inspiration, and celebrate the accomplishments and milestones in the field and within this professional association. This year's meeting is filled with opportunities to share research, learn the latest trends and best practices, connect with public health professionals from across the nation, and develop professionally. We're excited that you will join us for this exciting event. If you haven't registered yet, we hope that you will! You can use this site to view the full schedule. Search by day, program, theme-related, and more. REGISTER NOW
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Sunday, November 6
9:00 a.m. COFFEE TALK: The Next Big Thing in Environmental Interventions in Promoting Physical Activity Sunday, November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

Environmental characteristics such as, air quality, neighborhood walkability, safety, and green spaces can impact both the quantity and quality of physical activity.  In this Coffee Talk, we will be sharing ideas on the role of environmental interventions in promoting physical activity in different contexts. 

Hosted by: Physical Activity and Environmental Sections


1:00 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: The Emotions of Climate Change: Hope and Anxiety as Mobilizers for Climate Action Among University Students Sunday, November 6, 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:10 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: The Association between Sleep Quality and HRQL among Undergraduate College Students, at Jazan University Sunday, November 6, 1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:20 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Reproductive Life Planning Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Women in a Federally Funded Heathy Start Program Sunday, November 6, 1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:30 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Navigating Grief during COVID-19: Narratives of Social Media Users Sunday, November 6, 1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:40 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Student Champions for Climate Change Award: Implementing a Novel Undergraduate Environmental Health Collaborative at Georgetown University Sunday, November 6, 1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:55 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Youth Advisory Boards to Inform Pediatric Research - A Systematic Review Sunday, November 6, 1:55 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
3:00 p.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: Public-Private Collaboration: Leadership Lessons in the Age of Public Health Transformation Sunday, November 6, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

Collaboration among the public and private sectors are essential to comprehensive healthcare delivery and robust public health infrastructure. In today’s age of public health transformation, we explore:

  • What are the key challenges when working with people and organizations outside your ‘sector’ or ‘domain’?
  • How can you better understand their incentives for change, their language for engagement, and their core values to drive partnership?
  • What are the key attributes leaders can leverage to advance work across different organizations, sectors, and teams?
  • What capabilities are critical, especially in the age of technology and data driven collaborations?

 

SPEAKERS

  • Susan Garfield, DrPH, Principal, EY
  • Belinda Minta, MPH, MBA, Principal, EY

4:00 p.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: Put the “Public” Back in Public Health: How to Use Personal Branding and Social Media for Positive Social Change Sunday, November 6, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed significant weaknesses in the public health system, including the need for real-time dissemination of scientific information to the general public. In the information age, it is critically important for public health professionals to engage with the communities they serve through social media and other channels of communication, but this may not come naturally to everyone. This presentation will provide lessons learned from a growing leader, researcher, and educator in social determinants of health on how to establish a personal brand and leverage social media to impact positive social change.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Aimee Ferraro, Core Faculty, Walden University 

6:00 p.m. 251 America Dissected Podcast Live: Big Tech’s Big Problem: How Disinformation Drives Disparities in Health and how Public Health can Respond Sunday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

America Dissected, the award-winning podcast from Crooked Media exploring the intersection between health and society, is taping live from the Annual Meeting! In this episode, America Dissected host, epidemiologist and former city health director, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed sits down with leading thinkers in public health and government to explore the system behind disinformation, the role it has played in furthering health disparities, and what public health can do to adapt and thrive in the information ecosystem we live in. 

7:00 p.m. 260 150th Anniversary Party Sunday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

Celebrate APHA with your colleagues at an event 150 years in the making! Join us for music, fun, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 


Monday, November 7
7:15 a.m. COFFEE TALK: A Regional Approach to Public Health Collaborations—Next Up Addressing Climate Change and Health Monday, November 7, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

Rise and shine with leaders from the Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania Public Health Associations to learn more about how our three state affiliates have been collaborating to engage public health professionals in our respective states. Our upcoming annual  “tri state” professional conference will highlight efforts to work as a region in addressing climate change, and health and how we both work together and learn from neighboring states’ efforts to address this collective public health threat.

Hosted by: Maryland Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Delaware Public Health Association


COFFEE TALK - What’s Next in Advancing Children’s Environmental Health Monday, November 7, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

Children’s Environmental Health Committee of the Environment Section, and the Maternal Child Health Section created the ENV and MCH Cross-Section Collaboration to Advance Children’s Environmental Health Initiative to build on and expand the collaborative work done by the two sections over the past five years. The goal for the Coffee Talk meeting is to engage more ENV and MCH Section members in this cross-section work. Two current joint projects on climate change impacting children's health and pregnant individuals will be presented. Participants will discuss action steps to increase engagement of MCH and ENV Section members in cross-section activities and to stimulate innovative collaborations among members of the two sections to address children’s environmental health issues. In the future, we would like to explore expanding the cross-section collaboration initiative to other sections.


Hosted by: Environment and Maternal and Child Health Sections


COFFEE TALK: What’s Next in Worksite Exposures and Resolutions: to workers, to the environment, to our communities Monday, November 7, 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

This coffee talk will discuss the cross-sectional environmental and safety exposures of various industry worksites (fracking, farming, air and noise pollution), the ethics and potential policy and programs that can reduce their harms to our environment, local residents, workers, and already vulnerable communities.

Hosted by: Occupational Health and Safety, Ethics, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, and Environmental Sections


10:30 a.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: Bridging the Health Equity Gap: How Leaders Can Focus Investments in Public Health Infrastructure to Accelerate Health Equity Agenda Monday, November 7, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

This session will explore key pillars of investment: data, technology, and talent

  • Data: how to leverage data to inform decision-making and develop connected ecosystems
  • Technology: how to apply the power of technology to derive insights and activate strategy
  • Talent: how to recognize, enable and capture the value of diversity in the workforce to advance innovation and health equity goals
  • Defining goals and aligning investments and incentives to accelerate impact

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Kenyatta Stephens, PhD, Manager, EY
  • Lisa Goodin, MBA, Senior Manager, EY

12:30 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Structural Violence and Small Victories: Political Epidemiology of HIV Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nigeria, 2000-2010 Monday, November 7, 12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:00 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Disparities in the Use of Telemedicine by Immigrants During COVID-19 Pandemic Monday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:10 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: UMass Memorial’s Anchor Mission: Redefining Procurement and Vendor Identification to include Community Engagement Monday, November 7, 1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:20 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Acculturation and Disordered Eating in Hispanic Middle School Girls in New Mexico Monday, November 7, 1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:30 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Empowering Access, Equity, and Rights Through Civic Engagement: Turning Patients Into Registered Voters Monday, November 7, 1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:40 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Lessons Learned: Formative Evaluation of the Young Adults Against COVID (YAACOV) study Monday, November 7, 1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:50 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Barriers to Non-Communicable Disease Care Access in Samoa Monday, November 7, 1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
3:00 p.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: The Art of Negotiation in Public Health Leadership Monday, November 7, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

Leaders in public health today face frequent conflicts, disputes, and other situations requiring negotiation. This session will combine theory and practice and aims to improve both your conceptual understanding of the negotiation process and your effectiveness as a negotiator. This session should help you improve your ability to prepare for a negotiation, engage others in joint problem-solving and decision-making, and diagnose what is going wrong and what to do differently when negotiations break down.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH, Director for Health Equity Initiatives, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Tuesday, November 8
7:15 a.m. COFFEE TALK: What’s Next in Public Health Education and Health Promotion Tuesday, November 8, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

Interested in connecting with other PHEHP members to talk about health education and health promotion?  During this session, you will have the opportunity to participate in small groups to talk with PHEHP members about topics such as Research, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Health Equity & Inclusion, Mental Health, COVID-19, and Public Health Academic Programs. There will also be opportunities available for small groups with other Public Health topics. Please come share your expertise and learn from others!

 Hosted by: PHEHP Section


10:30 a.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: How Public Health Leaders Can Effectively Communicate to Reduce Abortion Stigma Tuesday, November 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. show more Network and Engagement

As we learn how to navigate the post-Roe landscape following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, abortion stigma plays an outsized role in our personal and professional lives. Abortion stigma at the individual, community, institutional, and policy levels impacts patient care, public health programming, and sexual and reproductive health research. This session will help public health professionals across disciplines tackle abortion stigma in their daily lives through an overview of abortion itself and by teaching skills to combat stigma.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Staff from Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts’ ASPIRE Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health

12:30 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Sex Differences in Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts from 2014 through 2018, a Capture-Recapture Analysis Tuesday, November 8, 12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
12:40 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Eco-Healthy Child Care ® program: Applying Environmental Stewardship in the Home Tuesday, November 8, 12:40 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:00 p.m. EMERGNING SCHOLAR: Family Influences and It's Effects on Completion of Postsecondary Education Among Hispanics Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:20 p.m. EMERGNING SCHOLAR: All of Us: Engaging in Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with College Students when Conducting Large-Scale Epidemiological Studies Tuesday, November 8, 1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
1:30 p.m. EMERGING SCHOLAR: The Case for Connections - Exploring Student Mental Health Equity & Social Support Networks for Undergraduates in the COVID-19 Era Tuesday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. show more Network and Engagement
3:00 p.m. LEADERSHIP LAB: Delivering More with Less: A Public Health Leader’s Approach to Targeting Limited Resources for Maximum Impact Tuesday, November 8, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. show more Network and Engagement

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