APHA’s Annual Meeting is always packed with interesting and cutting-edge research, presentations, and perspectives on a range of public health issues. It can be difficult to pick and choose which sessions to attend. The staff of the de Beaumont Foundation have a few recommendations that feature our programs, partners, and priorities.
The Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey (PH WINS) is the only nationally representative source of data about the governmental public health workforce. Attend this session for an overview of PH WINS, to understand how the public health workforce views their role in Public Health 3.0 and for a deep dive into creativity and innovation in the public health workforce. Or check out “Voices from 47,000 public health practitioners: Findings from the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.”
Community Partnerships: What Works
Catherine Patterson, de Beaumont’s Managing Director of Urban Health and Policy, will present on the experiences and learnings from the BUILD Health Challenge, a multi-funder program that attempts to effect systems change by making place-based grants that support multi-sector partnerships. Shelley Hearne, president of CityHealth, is part of two sessions (here and here) focusing on rankings and measurement tools for population health improvement.
40 Under 40
We can’t wait to see these presentations from emerging leaders who are among the first group of “40 Under 40 in Public Health.” Several 40 Under 40 honorees are presenting or having their work presented at the annual meeting —attend these sessions to hear from young emerging leaders in the field.
- Corey Davis: 4262.0: The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court: Litigating an Epidemic, 3167.0: Early Impacts of Mandating Co-Prescription of Naloxone: Findings from 5 States
- Julian Drix: 4141.0: Climate Justice Considerations of Resilience Theory, 4141.0 – Environmental Justice Perspectives on Climate Resilience
- Colleen Healy Boufides: 2020.0: Becoming Better Messengers: Millennials, Health Equity & Our Public Health Advantage
- Devin Hursey: Table 7 – Conducting a Health Needs Assessment Process in the African American MSM Community to Develop a Multi-Level Health Promotion Intervention
- Aysha Pamukcu: 4045.0: A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law and Policy
- Jovonni Spinner: 3242.0: Building a Culturally Competent Workforce: FDA’s Cultural Competency Training to Improve Health Equity for Minorities and Under-Represented Groups
- Sameer Vohra: Table 9 – Public Health, Population Health and Philanthropy: Funding and Forming Healthy Rural Illinois Communities
- Elizabeth Walsh: Table 4 – Local Health Department Use of Legal Epidemiology: Just Cause Eviction & Retaliation Laws
Don’t miss the second annual Tweetup, on Nov. 5, which the de Beaumont Foundation is hosting with APHA. Food and drinks start at 5:00pm, with a lively Twitter chat kicking off at 5:30pm. If you have colleagues who won’t be at the meeting, please encourage them to participate virtually. Get more information and RSVP so we can send you a reminder.
Highlights at a Glance
APHA/de Beaumont Tweetup at the Arch Street Bridge near the social media wall