Archive | August, 2015


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 or We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Register here:

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  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

Call for Proposals from APHA Commission to End Health Care Disparities

4 Aug
The Commission to End Health Care Disparities is accepting proposals from organizations that excel in providing services with measurable outcomes to vulnerable populations, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, which achieve one of the following goals:
  • Improve blood pressure control among patients with hypertension
  • Improve medication adherence among patients with hypertension
  • Increase participation in community-based diabetes prevention programs that are part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
One individual representing each of the selected proposals will receive an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to highlight his or her program in front of a national audience of leaders in medicine and allied health and receive an award for excellence in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes. Applicants should e-mail their proposals to Tanya Lopez by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, August 14.
The presentations will take place during the fall meeting of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities on September 26. Proposals should illustrate evidence-based strategies, demonstrate best or promising practices, or detail innovative methods in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes that promote health equity. Proposals may be submitted for the following categories:
  • Inpatient setting
  • Ambulatory care setting
  • Public organization
  • Provider
  • Health-care payor
  • Community-based organization
  • Faith-based organization
To apply, applicants need to submit a PDF or Word document that provides all the following information in 500 words or less:
1. Describe your organization (type, size, geographic location, and populations served) and the program that achieves a minimum of one of the specified goals. How long has this program been in existence?
2. Describe the process used to implement the program. What data is collected to measure outcomes for this project and how is this data presently used for quality improvement?
3. What factors have been most important to the program’s success? Why?
4. What were obstacles that your organization had to overcome during the implementation process for this program and how did you address these obstacles?
5. Do you feel that your current program is sustainable? Why or why not?
Selection criteria include:
  • completeness of the proposal, understanding of the issues related to controlling hypertension and preventing diabetes in vulnerable populations, recommendations for policy and references where appropriate;
  • use of reliable quantitative or qualitative data, analytical strength and depth; and
  • comprehensiveness and clarity of the proposal, significance and impact in practice to lead to reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities