Session: Connecting to People in Public Health - Domestic and International: A Universal Challenge
5077.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oral
Connecting to People in Public Health - Domestic and International: A Universal Challenge
The speakers address several enduring challenges for public health necessary to address the frayed fabric of public health: competing for the public attention to advocate for greater public health investment, promoting and protecting the publicís health, increasing the competence and stature of the public health workforce, and resultant policy implications domestically and internationally. Opportunities as well as examples are presented including the upcoming domestic priorities and World Health Day Abstract: Enduring challenges for public health: competing for the public attention to advocate for greater public health investment, for promoting and protecting the publicís health, for increasing the competence and stature of the public health workforce, for policy implications domestically and internationally; with a highlight on World Health Day and Transportation Safety for the public. The session will include a discussion of important illustrations for public health education, practice, research and advocacy.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify the challenges of competing attention for greater investment into public health, and investing resources into the workforce; 2. Describe the challenges of competing for the public attention to advocate for greater public health investment, for promoting and protecting the publicís health, for increasing the competence and stature of the public health workforce, for policy implications domestically and internationally; with an highlight on World Health Day and Transportation Safety for the public. 2. investing resources to increase the competence and stature of the public health workforce; and, 3. Discuss applications for public health education, practice, research and advocacy.
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Panelist(s):F. Edward Thompson, MD, MPH
Kristine Gebbie, DrPH, RN
Edward Elmendorf, MA, MPH
Sian Griffiths, MD, OBE
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH
Presider(s):Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
10:30 AMPromoting and protecting the public's health, F. Edward Thompson, MD, MPH
10:50 AMStrengthening the competence and composition of the public health workforce, Kristene Gebbie, RN, DrPH
11:10 AMPromoting and strengthening global public health, Ed Elmendorf, MPH
11:30 AMMeeting the public and policy expectations: The contemporary experience of the United Kingdom, Sian Griffiths, MD, OBE
11:45 AMEngaging the public in World Health Day 2004: The public health challenge of motor vehicle injury control and transportation, T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH
Organized by:APHA-Special Sessions
CE Credits:Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA