2016 SAAPHI Call for Abstracts

18 Feb


The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the  2016 annual scientific symposium to be held in Denver, CO on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting.

The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is  Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health

Abstract topics should center on the theme. While abstracts reflecting new and innovative information in any area of public health disproportionately impacting African Americans will be reviewed, presentations on the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Life Course Research (focusing on populations from birth to the elderly)
  • Gender Issues
  • Research focusing on African Diasporic Populations (African-American, Afro-Latino, West Indian and African populations)
  • Social Determinants of Health

In addition, abstracts that reflect integrative approaches to individual and community health promotion using evidence-based research, intervention guided-research, and health policy advocacy are also encouraged.

submission deadline:  April 29, 2016

⇒ 2016 SAAPHI Call for Abstracts

SAAPHI 2015 Annual Meeting

23 Oct

The 2015 SAAPHI Annual Meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago Room, on Saturday October 31, 2015 in Chicago.

We looking forward to seeing you there! The meeting program is now available: 2015 Annual Meeting Program


SAAPHI Mentoring Roundtable

1 Oct

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SAAPHI 2015 Annual Meeting

23 Sep

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14 Aug

Registration now open for the SAAPHI Annual Meeting!

SAAPHI’s pre-conference events for the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting will take place on October 31 – November 1, 2015 in Chicago, IL!

Saturday, October 31: SAAPHI Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Health in All Policies“. We invite you to join us for a dynamic meeting designed to increase our understanding of creating and implementing policies to promote health within the African American community. This year’s agenda will feature researchers, local community members, and students who will address public health and health policy issues salient to African Americans. The event is tentatively scheduled for 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our agenda is forthcoming, and the room location will be announced soon.

Sunday, November 1: SAAPHI’s 4th Annual Mentoring Roundtable.Students and early-career professionals are invited to attend our mentoring rountable! Experienced professionals from academia, government agencies, and community-based organizations will share their insights into how to be successful in public health careers. This is also an excellent opportunity to identify and connect with potential peer mentors. The event is tentatively scheduled for 8:00 – 10:00 AM, and the room location will be announced soon. Limited seating available!

Please note that attending the Annual Meeting does not grant admission to the Mentoring Roundtable. You must select and register for both events if you would like to join us on Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, please email saaphipresident@gmail.com or saaphiconference@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-saaphi-annual-meeting-tickets-17879644498?aff=ebrowse

Become an APHA Early Career Professional Leader Today!

11 Aug

APHA is looking for leaders like you!


APHA is building a movement to enhance the Early Career Professional membership.  Through APHA Connect, we have developed an exclusive online community just for you!

This online community will allow you to:

·         Connect with your peers

·         Share your knowledge on public health with like minded individuals

·         Sign-up for exclusive Early Career Professional events, such as Webinars and other events

·         Access to the tools and resources your need to enhance your career

·         View past Early Career Professional Webinars

We are looking for leaders who are interested in joining this movement to create an informative and thought provoking discussion on public health. You will moderate the discussion on APHA Connect, create discussions relevant to Early Career Professionals and Public Health and keep the movement going.

If you are interested in becoming a leader, please contact me directly by August 20th at arnyae.neal@apha.org.  I will be contacting  you directly to schedule a webinar that outlines the Early Career Professional movement.

I encourage you to get involved and make a difference at APHA. This leadership opportunity will enhance your professional profile and increase your visibility with APHA leadership.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!



Arnyae Neal, MBA, MS

Membership Marketing Manager

American Public Health Association

R.O.S.E. 4th Annual Breastfeeding Conference

7 Aug

ROSE: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
August 20-21, 2015
More information

Noted speakers:
Dr. Camara Jones
Dr. Ameena Ali
Professors from Harvard, Emory, Duke, and representatives from national organizations