4188.0 Women leaders in public health

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Committee on Womenís Rights (COWR) relates the concerns of the entire American Public Health Associationís membership and all its organization components to the problems associated with women in society which involves consideration of health, health services and health career opportunity. This session is organized by COWR to encourage women including young women to pursue leadership positions in public health and professional associations. This inaugural session will include American Public Health Associationís Past Presidents who will include in the conversation (1.) Successes and challenges in leadership positions. (2.) Moving up the career ladder. (3.) Role of women in promoting a public health agenda to improve the health status and quality of life for women. (4.) Balancing career and family life. (5.) Mentoring of aspiring public health professionals.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the role of women as leaders in public health workplace and in professional organizations. 2. Discuss challenges in leadership with regards to balancing career and family life. 3. Describe how to prepare the next generation of women as leaders in public health.
Mildred Hunter, MSW, MPH

Community Health Centers and the Development of Women Leaders: What Can the Rest of Public Health Learn?
Latecia Abraham, DHA(c), MHA, Walter Jones, PhD, Thomas Smith, PhD and Nancy Bracken, DHA

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Health Administration, Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)