3138.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Realizing the vision and mapping the way to an open and just society

As APHA and its component Sections, Affiliates, Caucuses, SPIGS, boards, and committees rededicate energies to the elimination of health disparities, the words of health education pioneer Dorothy Nyswander again come alive. She described a vision of not just the elimination of health disparities, but of an open and vibrant health promoting society: "An open society is one where justice is the same for every man; where dissent is taken seriously as an index of something wrong or something needed; where diversity is respected; where pressure groups cannot stifle and control the will of the majority or castigate the individual; where education brings upward mobility to all; where the best of health care is available to all; where poverty is a community disgrace not an individual weakness; where greed for success is replaced by inner fires for excellence and honor; where desires for power over men become satisfactions with the use of power for men." (Nyswander, 1967, http://www.jhsph.edu/hao/phehp/society.htm). This interactive, participatory session will allow us to explore our assumptions and strengthen our ability to acknowledge, celebrate, and creatively use the diversity within and around us in the interests of an open professional society and the promotion of the health of the public
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Rebecca H. Reeve, PhD, CHES
Kathleen Roe, PhD, MPH
Moderator(s):Richard C. Collins, PhD
2:30 PMPresider/discussant
Rebecca H. Reeve, PhD, CHES
2:45 PMPresider/discussant
Kathleen Roe, PhD, MPH
3:00 PMDiscussant
Elizabeth Howze, ScD, CHES
3:15 PMDiscussant
Patricia D. Mail, PhD, CHES
3:30 PMDiscussant
Mary Cheryl B. Nacionales, MPH
3:45 PMDiscussant
Rick W. Schulze, DEd, CHES
4:00 PMDiscussant
Teshia Solomon, PhD
4:15 PMDiscussant
Stephen B. Thomas, PhD
4:30 PMDiscussant
Louise Villejo, MPH, CHES
4:45 PMDiscussant
Lynn Woodhouse, EdD, CHES
The following abstracts have been withdrawn by the authors:
Sponsor:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Cosponsors:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Latino Caucus; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA