Online Program

Keynote Address: Historical Reflections on American Public Health in APHA's 141st Year

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Charles Rosenberg, PhD, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The founding of APHA coincided with the emergence of the American Industrial age, the rise of urban society and the acceleration of biological sciences and the resultant opportunities and challenges of social and political issues , addressing disease with new tools while confronting historic scourges of poverty and ill health. Reflections include the issues that continue to echo and form the basis of current themes of APHA and our society.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the long arc of APHA History. Explain the significance of events that influenced APHA. Indicate what lessons emerge that bear a upon both history and how these affect the present and offer lessons or implications for the future.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Professor of History, author of numerous authoritative books and referreed papers on public health , health and science more generally.
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.