Meetings
Q&A with Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Q&A with Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A leader in transforming America’s health systems to improve health, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey will speak and be awarded APHA’s Presidential Citation at the upcoming Annual Meeting. We asked her about the foundation’s work, its long history of supporting public health and lessons learned along the way.

Q&A with National Park Service Director Jarvis

A national movement to promote access to nature as a catalyst for improving the health of all Americans is gaining momentum. Today, we are featuring an interview with Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service and keynote speaker at the opening session of APHA’s 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. later this month....

Global leaders approve political declaration at UN summit

The nation's first high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations concluded this week with the approval of a political declaration that aims to curb the threat of the world's leading causes of death. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association and Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public...

Register early for 2011 APHA Annual Meeting in D.C.

APHA is in the final stretch of preparing for our 139th Annual Meeting, which will take place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. This year’s theme, “Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies,” centers on encouraging communities to promote healthy living. Take advantage of early-bird registration ending this Friday, Aug. 19. Full registration fees...
Public health leaders meet to advance health reform implementation

Public health leaders meet to advance health reform implementation

More than 600 public health officials gathered in Chicago in late June to seize the opportunities and tackle the thorny issues surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The now 16-month-old health reform law looms large for public health and the goal of assuring a healthy nation.

APHA hosts Midyear Meeting in Windy City

Hundreds of public health professionals are meeting in Chicago this week to discuss the next steps for health reform. The APHA Midyear Meeting: Implementing Health Reform — A Public Health Approach will cover the leading challenges to and opportunities for improving the health of our nation from a population-based perspective. Joining us virually? We’re making...