Online Program

Time Travel thru Fourteen Decades: A Lively Legacy

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Jay H. Glasser, PhD MS FFPH, Medicine and Public Health Initiative, Washington, DC

The APHA History Project provides the perspective on the 14 decades and counting since the founding of APHA in 1872. This year’s theme keys on the 9 Annual Meetings of APHA in Chicago commencing in 1877 and the 9 Presidents of APHA from Illinois. The presentation provides a overview of what issues were  in the forefront of the time, and, of equal significance, what was the context of the time- to what degree did politics and culture of the day reflect or arise in the   Annual Meeting.

The succession of annual meetings provides a moving tableau of the numerous changes in public health, its science and practice base, its public health advocacy efforts but points to the continuing fundamental themes running through the mission and aims of APHA through our meet here in Chicago.

The presentation relies on the visual description and contemporary media of the day and hence provides a running narrative of a time traveler through the 14 decades.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the needed background history on the creation and development of the APHA History Project. Explain the importance of the context of history to the continuing mission of APHA and its singular role in the ensuing decades and its role as a basic building block implementation Population Health. Identify key lessons learned for the History Project using the foundation of historical analysis to further examine the current issues in communities that may impact the further development of the field , the overall direction of public health generally and APHA mission specifically.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as co-chair of the APHA History Project. For over 5 years, I have continued to review, collect, and synthesize the background and key aspects of APHA History via research, interviews, and tapping scholarly input from leaders in public health. I taught public health in my role as Professor in Public Health, The University of Texas and have skills in framing online learning courses and component learning modules in community 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.