APHA 2022 Session Catalog
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
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:
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.
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.
Celebrate APHA with your colleagues at an event 150 years in the making! Join us for music, fun, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
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
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
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
This session will explore key pillars of investment: data, technology, and talent
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.
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
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.