Online Program

How to Write a Good Proposed Policy Statement

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Sonja Hutchins, MD. MPH, DrPH, FACPM, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will discuss how to write a good proposed APHA policy statement that is well documented with supportive scientific evidence. Each part of the proposed policy statement will be discussed, highlighting good examples of a public health problem statement, evidence-based strategies, alternative strategies and action steps.

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe key parts of a successful APHA policy and what makes them successful. Describe three types of scientific evidence critical to include in APHA proposed policies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Currently, I serve as the chair of the APHA Science Board for the past seven years. I have reviewed APHA proposed policy to assess whether the best available science is included and made recommendations for policy improvements. My professional experience is as Senior Medical Epidemiologist at the CDC where for 28 years I have directed epidemiological research, surveillance and outbreak investigations and evaluated the impact of prevention programs to improve public health policy and practice.
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.