APHA History in Motion
NEW ITEM: APHA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING IS FOCUSING ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE GREAT INFLUENZA PANDEMIC 1918-1919”
HISTORY MYSTERY CONNECTING HISTORIC DOTS- an INVITATION TO ADD OR CONTRIBUTE A STORY
–The APHA History encompasses over 14 Decades and counting.This span of history chronicles a diversity of stories and tales. The body of public health expands and the content practice, science and the setting and context of the time are a complex of events, people, and institutions. History Mystery is a space, and place to look at aspects of our history told or untold; it is also an invitation to question events, engage others to fill in the missing pieces, add the backstories and circumstance, chance, adventures and misadventures that bring the larger picture of Public Health and the Association into sharper focus. In this illustration History Mystery provides an opportunity to highlight an event that while noteworthy in itself on second look raise a question or an unexpected coincidence separated in time to share a common thread to provide a connection, that serve to illustrate a theme and bring the story of public health in the continuity of patterns of place, time or people that bridge the years. These stories can also fuel our imagination or add to our personal connection or insights or at a minimum they are just plain interesting
History Project Leadership
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From the News
A Lieutenant in Eradicating
How Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who died in August, 2016, turned a failing measles program into a first in medicine.
Revisiting Historic Moments and Stories
October 14, 1997: Presentation of the 1997 APHA Presidential Citation to Nelson Mandela, in Pretoria, South Africa (transcripts)
Mohammad N. Akhter
Mr. President, my name is Mohammad Akhter. I am the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. I am honored to be here today.
The American Public Health Association is an organization of public health professionals.
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The History Project exists for gathering the History of Public Health and the American Public Health Association since its inception in 1872 by Dr. Stephen Smith, the founder.
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