274707 Public health associations' experience of influencing national public health policy and practice

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Thandi Rose Puoane, DrPH , School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
The presentation will focus on the results of the survey conducted by the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) on policy advocacy by the public health associations.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role played by the national public health associations in health policy development. Explain the factors that facilitate and constrain the ability of national public health associations.

Keywords: Public Health Advocacy, International Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a public health professional and an executive member of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).
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.