3115.1 Collaboration and Communication: The Intersectional Council Focuses on Achieving Sustainable Policy Advocacy Across Sections

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Intersectional Council (ISC) will present a task oriented session on advocacy and membership engagement which focuses on the cross-sectional efforts of component units of the American Public Health Association to discuss issues related to health care reform and public health practice. This is the first ISC sponsored session and will reflect the theme of new collaboration which was developed at the Mid-year Meeting in Charlotte. The overall goal is to encourage sections to clarify communication strategies with their own members regarding the key issues of health care reform and public health policy. Key to the programming is the emphasis on cross section collaboration on these topics. The proposed session will involve a panel of presenters who will discuss the potential impact of individual sections working together to set policy agencies and follow through with appropriate advocacy plans. Capacity building within section leadership is essential to this program and will be directly addressed. As examples for discussion, leader from two sections will present projects which they have completed which speak to the topics in question or demonstrate good collaboration. The recent Food and Nutrition Legislative Project is a sample worth noting. The session includes audience participation and response as follow up programming will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify at least four possible strategies for intersectional involvement in policy development 2) Demonstrate two or more examples of collaboration which had clear impact on advocacy for health care reform or improved public health policy; 3) Evaluate past barriers to such cross-sectional collaboration
Carol A. Nelson, LM, CPM and Barbara Glenn, MPH, PhD

Intersectional collaboration
Walter Jones, MSc, CIH

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Organized by: APHA-Intersectional Council

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)