Online Program

Building ethics infrastructure

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH, Department of Public Health, Clark County, Vancouver, WA
This session will be used to describe strategies for developing infrastructure in public health ethics in health organizations, including practical tips for how participants can implement the tools presented during the session once they return to the their public health practice, and how they can establish partnerships to better address public health ethics issues.  The discussion will include a description of at least two local health departments which established public health ethics committees.  The focus will be on practical ways to enhance public health ethics infrastructure and how this can assist in addressing the new Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) measure relating to capacity to identify and address ethics issues.  

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Ethics, professional and legal requirements

Learning Objectives:
Formulate next steps so participants can work to build infrastructure in public health ethics in their organizations and implement the lessons learning during the session.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the Public Health Director/Health Officer for Clark County, Washington, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. I also serve as the Co-director for the Ethics Committee of the Public Health Leadership Society and have consulted with this group about implementing the Public Health Code of Ethics. I recently co-authored the book “Essentials of Public Health Ethics.”
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.