142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Advancing health in occupied Palestine: Academic and professional association responses

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
We will address the important role professional and academic organizations play in promoting the policies and laws that create the social determinants of population health in geographic settings ("healthography"). Specifically, we will address the role of the Israeli occupation in the health of the Palestinian people, and the role of professional and academic organizations in calling attention to the issue and taking stands that would improve health for Palestinians. We will talk about the APHA’s own failure to pass a Palestinian health resolution at its annual meeting last year. We will also showcase the American Studies Association’s success in passing a resolution at its meeting last year on Palestinian human rights, while discussing the experience of other associations that were less successful.
Session Objectives: Explain the determinants of population health in Palestine. Articulate the dynamics that make it difficult to discuss this controversial issue within professional associations. Describe the various positions of a number of professional associations and how they came to those positions.

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Peace Caucus

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