Yearly Archives: 2013

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public Health Association History Roots MPHA traces its roots back to 1907 when the health officers around the state were organized as the Minnesota State Sanitary Conference and held an annual spring meeting. The conference was in response to … Continue reading

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FLORIDA

  Florida Public Health Association-Established in 1931 Mission:
Serving Florida’s public health professionals through Advocacy, Professional Development, and Networking in order to improve Florida’s health. Vision: Florida will have the most robust public health system and workforce in the nation. Values … Continue reading

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KENTUCKY

The Kentucky Public Health Association, Inc. was organized in 1949 as a nonprofit, independent, voluntary organization. KPHA is in the capable position of confronting critical issues relating to legislation at the local, regional, and state level. Our Mission: To promote … Continue reading

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Special Session ~ Discussion on Incrementalism

We have seen several examples in other states of incremental approaches to providing universal access to health care. Is incrementalism the answer or should we look to some other model? Dr. Joyce Lashof I have been fighting for universal health … Continue reading

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Stephen Smith

Read this articles and watch this video about Stephen Smith The Founder of the American Public Health Association   A SHORT NARRATIVE OF DR. STEPHEN SMITH – APHA FOUNDER Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of the American Public Health Association, attended … Continue reading

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Illustrations of Public Health Issues

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Frederic Remington

Fight for the Water Hole (1901)

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Poster from the 123rd Annual Meeting of APHA

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District of Columbia

These historical notes were taken from the conference summary of July 29, 1989 prepared by Sam Seeman, to review the history of the public health association. 1. Formation and Early History The association was established as the District of Columbia … Continue reading

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District of Columbia Health Disparities Committee

The MWPHA Health Disparities Committee The multi-racial Health Disparities Committee addresses racist health inequalities, especially HIV. We focus on the social and economic factors that fuel these inequalities, such as housing, jobs, stigma, and opportunities for people leaving prison. We include public health … Continue reading

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Followup of the 1st China USA Medicine and Public Health Initiative Conference

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NEW JERSEY

History: Founded in 1875, the New Jersey Public Health Association is the oldest public health organization in the U.S. Its mission is to strengthen, advocate and advance public health in New Jersey. Past activities have included: Annual Conferences about public … Continue reading

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NEW YORK CITY

  The Public Health Association of New York City is an active organization of public health professionals with a rich tradition of commitment to improving public health. Founded in 1936, PHANYC is one of the oldest and largest affiliates of … Continue reading

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: Kevin McNally, MBA Chair – Nominating Committee Kevin McNally is an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning, community health improvement planning and public health accreditation. His professional experience includes 40 years of working in healthcare and public health, including … Continue reading

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MAINE

ABOUT US The Maine Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the Maine and has been working to improve public health since 1984. The Association aims to protect all Mainers, their families and … Continue reading

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CONNECTICUT

For over 90 years, the Connecticut Public Health Association has been committed to improving the quality of the public health profession and advocating for policies and programs that promote health and prevent disease. Our members, representing a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Special Primary Interest Groups

APHA defines a Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG) as an open group of self-selected APHA members sharing a common occupational discipline or program area interest and electing no primary Section affiliation. SPIGs were established as a member option in 1978. … Continue reading

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APHA HISTORY

The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their … Continue reading

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VPH-SPIG

The Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group (VPH) focuses on the interface of humans and animals; not just the diseases but the quality of life, health benefits, and environmental health issues as well. We positively influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept. Our Current Focus Areas … Continue reading

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