Online Program

Panel II: Taking the lead, being a leader: A case study of working with APHA for public health advocacy on food systems

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 10:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Rebecca Klein, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Baltimore, MD
APHA has adopted hundreds of policy statements over the years addressing scores of public health problems and solutions. Public health leaders have a role in developing, promoting and using APHA policy statements to advance research initiatives, improve laws and regulations, establish interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of them all. This presentation will provide examples of how some public health leaders have worked with APHA policy staff and other APHA members on policy to support a healthier, more sustainable food system. Through this example, participants will understand how to use APHA policy statements as integral tools in the fight for health and justice, learn about working across APHA sections, and get some nitty-gritty details on what it takes to move from a policy statement on the books to policy action by APHA as an association.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify the steps that need to be followed for APHA to take action on a policy issue. Describe at least two ways to work across APHA sections for policy action. Describe how to find and use APHA policy statements that may support their public health advocacy priorities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have coordinated the APHA Food and Environment Working Group for over four years, established working relationships with APHA policy staff and other APHA members and work as the project director for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Public Health and Agriculture Policy Project.
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.

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