234024 Yes You Can! An Insider's GPS for Successfully Navigating the APHA Policy Process

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES , Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC
The process of developing APHA resolutions and policies has been carefully documented in various APHA manuals and outlined on APHA's website. Yet, because each policy topic is unique and potentially involves multiple and diverse stakeholders, there is no cookbook approach or simple recipe for translating the process into action. APHA members who embark on the policy development process will benefit from keeping in mind some unwritten rules of the road. This presentation will highlight lessons and insights from a “recovering JPC member” who is now “walking the talk” of the APHA policy process with a proposed policy for Governing Council consideration in 2010.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
List at least three insights for strengthening the chances of a proposed APHA policy being ultimately adopted by the Governing Council.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as a member of the JPC for 3 years; chaired the Action Board; and submitted a policy proposal that has been accepted and is moving forward in 2010 for GC consideration.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.