253906 APHA's Policy Collaborative: What Is It and How It Works

Monday, October 31, 2011: 9:15 AM

Maureen Y. Lichtveld, MD, MPH , School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Despite multiple "how to" tools, products, workshops and presentations, challenges remain to create evidence based policies. Such challenges include distinguishing between policy and advocacy, resolution and policy, and how to integrate the most contemporary science. To date, Science Board and the Joint Policy Committee have provided scholarly and committed feedback to policy authors; However, this strategy fails to strengthen policy development organization-wide. This presentation will outline a framework to assure sustained policy knowledge among all organizational units and ultimately strengthening APHA's policy capacity.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Implement the guiding principles of an "actionable" public health policy 2. Assess unit policy resources which can serve as building blocks of the Policy Collaborative 3. Demonstrate the role of the Policy Collaborative in assuring effective APHA policies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I have a 30 year track record of expertise in national environmental policy and serve as Chair of the Science Board and Co-Chair of the Joint Policy Committee for APHA.
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.