Session: President's Session: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Public Health System in the 21st Century
3256.1: Monday, November 17, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Oral
President's Session: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Public Health System in the 21st Century
The purpose of this session is to address the broad range of triumphs and challenges in public health through a presentation of history and recent events, as a context for facing the challenges of the 21st Century. The presentation will include the critical public health and related issues and strengths. Specific needs will be discussed such as the need for investing in the workforce for addressing the publicís health today and into the future; and, the need to advocate from needed resources for our core values and functions. The session will draw on approaches and illustrations from state, national and international forums.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify the major issues of public health in the 21st Century; 2. Describe the issues such as invest in the workforce and its education, Universal Health Care advocacy, eliminating health disparities, promotion and prevention as core functions of public health; and, 3. Discuss approaches and illustrations of successes and critical needs facing public health with illustrations from state, national and international forums.
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Presider(s):Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
2:30 PMIntroduction, Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
2:35 PMFuture of public health practice and education: The IOM reports
Harvey V. Feinberg, MD, PhD
2:55 PMHealth disparities
Robert Graham, MD
3:15 PMMobilizing public support for universal healthcare
Dennis Rivera, President
3:35 PMState of state public health
Diana M. BontŠ, RN, DrPH
3:55 PMClosing Remarks, Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
Organized by:APHA
CE Credits:CME, Nursing, Pharmacy

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