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4415.1 Advancing APHA’s Policy “The Role of Public Health Practitioners, Academics, and Advocates in Relation to Armed Conflict and War”
Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The goal of this roundtable is to advance the uptake of APHA’s 2009 policy “The Role of Public Health Practitioners, Academics, and Advocates in Relation to Armed Conflict and War" within and beyond APHA. This year's roundtable follows-up on the Peace Caucus’ roundtables at the 2010 and 2011 annual meetings. Session leaders will facilitate small group discussion with the goal of exploring opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to broadly leverage the benefits of war prevention across a wide range of public health issues and priorities. The first roundtable in 2010 provided an opportunity to learn the views of a wide range of APHA's constituents about how war and the prevention of war does or could impact their work. Five overarching themes arose from the 2010 roundtables, including: (1) identifying and implementing mechanisms for data collection, synthesis and communication; (2) ensuring training, curricula and competency development among health workers; (3) fostering international partnerships among key allies; (4) developing and sustaining a virtual gathering place; and (5) increasing capacity among APHA staff for implementation of the policy. These themes were honed at the 2011 roundtable, two key outcomes of which were the organization of "A Toolkit for Global Health Professionals to Promote Peace," (which will be presented in session 4318.1 that precedes this roundtable) and the submission of a proposed policy statement that would put APHA on record as opposing military recruitment of adolescents in their high schools. This year's roundtable will build on and advance these and other previous efforts through small group discussion of specific areas of action. * Table 1. A Toolkit for Global Health Professionals to Promote Peace (follow-up to session 4318.1, of the same title) Moderators: Shelley White and Amy Hagopian * Table 2. Veteran's Health Issues (follow-up to session 3053, Health Care for Recent Veterans) Moderator: Ann Hirschman * Table 3. Caring for Civilian Populations In Situations of Conflict (follow-up to session 4238) Moderator: Alan Meyers * Table 4. Engaging Health Professionals. Moderators: Robert Gould and Kathy Fagan
Session Objectives: Identify concrete steps to implement APHA's 2009 policy "The Role of Public Health Practitioners, Academics, and Advocates in Relation to Armed Conflict and War."
Patrice Sutton, MPH
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Organized by: Peace Caucus
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