142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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APHA IHRC- Metrics of Human Rights Accountability: Developing Indicators to Assess Public Health Realization

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Examining the development of human rights indicators to facilitate accountability for public health obligations, this session addresses how human rights realization can be assessed through quantitative and qualitative data and analyzes how human rights could better frame public health data collection. Human rights indicators identify specific data (or combinations of data) reflective of human rights norms, with stakeholders developing and implementing these indicators to monitor human rights realization. As a basis for accountability under human rights law, the human rights practice community has come to embrace indicators as part of a larger drive for scientific measurement of state obligations. While cautious of the moral reductionism in describing individual human rights experiences through quantitative and qualitative measures, this movement toward standardized, universal indicators has provided the human rights practice community with widely accepted tools to hold governments accountable for a rights-based approach to health. This session will discuss the development and implementation of human rights indicators in various public health contexts, engaging interdisciplinary collaboration as a means to further human rights accountability.
Session Objectives: Access the role of human rights indicators to further public health. Identify public health data reflective of human rights norms.
Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD
Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD

Opening Remarks -- Benjamin Meier
Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Global Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work

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

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