Online Program

2013 APHA Infographic Contest – Special Session

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Leslie Erdelack, MPH, Government Affairs and Public Relations, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
Information conveyed in this session pertains to the infographic designed and submitted as part of APHA's National Public Health Week contest. The infographic reflects the NPHW 2013 theme, “Public Health is ROI – Save Lives, Save Money,” and discusses the unique role of state health agencies in providing direct services and in aligning state systems, partners, and resources to improve health outcomes.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Identify at least four (4) types of direct services provided by state health departments; Describe at least three (3) scenarios in which state health departments have occupied an important leadership and/or coordinating role in preventing illnesses, deaths, and disabilities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am employed by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials as a senior public health analyst, whereby I am responsible for policy analysis and programmatic implementation support related to unintentional injuries and injury response, violence prevention, and behavioral health. The focus of my work at ASTHO cuts across multiple disciplines, including chronic disease prevention and evidence-based public health.
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.