253571 Engaging APHA members in Advocacy via APHA's Policy Development Process – a Section Perspective

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 8:15 AM

Lisa M. Maldonado, MPH , Reproductive Health Access Project, New York, NY
Provide APHA leaders with the experiences and perspective of an active leader for APHA's advocacy priorities. The presentation will include an overview of the Action Boards' role in encouraging APHA's components to engage in advocacy; first-hand experience of working within an APHA Section to coordinate advocacy actions with other organizational partners; and information on future means of internal and external communication to build coordination and increase impact of policy-influencing efforts.

Learning Areas:
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the advocacy and policy tools and resources available to APHA members. 2. Describe successful advocacy efforts through partnering with other APHA component groups, affiliates, and partner organizations.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 20 years experience in public health, especially as it pertains to reproductive and sexual health, both domestically and internationally. I have been an active member of APHA, serving as the secretary and chair of the Latino Caucus, a governing councilor for the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health (PRSH) Section and also as the Action Board representative for the PRSH section. I have been active in policy development for the Latino Caucus and PRSH section and the PRSH’s Abortion Task Force.
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.