Online Program

Alliance of Public Health Associations in the Americas: A new vehicle for improving population health and health equity in our hemisphere

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In April of this year representatives of several public health associations met in Havana (Cuba) to establish the Alliance of Public Health Associations in the Americas (APHAA). The purpose of this regional network of national public health associations is to identify, support and promote collaborative leadership, advocacy and action on public health issues affecting the people living in the Americas region. It will also be a means of facilitating a working relationship with the Pam American Health Organization, the Organization of American States and other hemispheric organizations and institutions. The Alliance will represent the Western hemisphere’s voice within the World Federation of Public Health Associations and support the creation and organizational nurturing of public health associations in our region. The purpose of this session will be to provide an update on the process of formally establishing the APHAA, identify some of the issues the Alliance might focus on during its initial years and begin planning what the PHA community from the Americas region might wish to display/present at the 15th World Congress on Public Health (Melbourne, Australia: 3-7 April 2017).
Session Objectives: Explain the rationale and status quo/next steps in the establishment of the Alliance of Public Health Associations in the Americas and discuss and identify public health issues of common interest which might form the basis for future APHA advocacy and action.
James Chauvin, MA, MSc and Vina HuLamm, MS
James Chauvin, MA, MSc

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