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PHI at APHA 2016

September 16, 2016

Join the Public Health Institute at the 2016 American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Denver from October 29 to November 2.

The theme of this year's APHA meeting is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health."

Find information on our 35+ presentations and events in our APHA 2016 Meeting Guide below.


A few highlights you'll find in the guide:

  • Race Matters: Why Communities are Critical in Building Health and Equity (5083.1) | Wednesday, November 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm: This special session organized by PHI will examine the role racism plays in perpetuating health disparities, examples of innovative, culturally-relevant outreach at the local level to close health gaps among underserved populations, and why support for outreach and engagement to racial and ethnic communities at the federal, state and local levels needs to be a priority. 

  • Global Health Institute ($75) | Saturday, October 29, 9:00am  - 12:30pm: The purpose of this Global Health Institute is to assist students, emerging professionals and mid-career changers in honing the competencies necessary to effectively address global health concerns. 
  • Climate Change and Health Social Hour hosted by the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance and APHA’s Climate Change Topic Committee | Sunday, October 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Rialto Café
  • Leveraging Telehealth Technologies to Extend the Reach and Effectiveness of Public Health Practice ($275) | Saturday, October 29, 9:00am - 1:10pm: Includes a presentation that will identify telehealth federal and state policies that impact on public health and list the barriers that may exist for public health departments in utilizing telehealth.
  • "Insuring the Right to Health" — Enrolling Underserved Populations through Health Insurance Exchanges (3009.2) | Monday, October 31, 8:30am - 10:00am: Moderated by PHI CEO and President Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, this session will explore the opportunity health exchanges have provided in enrolling underserved populations.
  • PHI & GHFP–II Reception at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 207 | Tuesday, November 1, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: At this joint reception for the Public Health Institute and its Global Health Fellows Program, enjoy food, drink, music and lively networking with professionals and leaders in public health and global health as we share successes from the last year, and look ahead to the year to come.
  • Build Healthy Places Network Social Reception hosted by PHI’s Build Healthy Places Network | Monday, October 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. RSVP.
  • Is Leaning in Enough?: The Role of Intersectionality, Gender and Public Health Leadership (4287.0) | Tuesday, November 1, 2:30 - 4:00pm: Coorganized by Women in Global Health, Global Health Council and APHA, this session will present information and data about gender equity and intersectionality in public health leadership and highlight the Women in Global Health movement. A panel will discuss how public health leadership can become more equitable and propose solutions to overcoming glass ceilings.
  • Connect on social media: Be sure to follow PHI (@PHIdotorg) during APHA using hashtag #phiAPHA.

Late-Breaking Presentations

Don't miss the following sessions from PHI that are not included in the print meeting guide:

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016
    12:30–2:00pm: Legal Interventions to Address Addictions (3252)
    12:30pm Presentation: Role of Law and Policy in Reducing alcohol Deaths:  The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project
    William C. Kerr, PhD — Alcohol Research Group (ARG)
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016
    4:30–5:30pm: Public Health Implications of Marijuana Use (2068)
    Poster: Comparing alcohol and marijuana harms from others' use in US and Washington State population samples
    William C. Kerr, PhD — Alcohol Research Group (ARG), Deidre Patterson, MPH,  Edwina Willaims, MPH,  Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    10:30–12:00pm: Strategies for Collaboration between Public Health and Community Development (4092)
    11:00am Presentation: Opportunities for public health professionals to partner with, guide, and study the health impacts of large-scale, place-based investments that address important social determinants of health will be discussed.
    Doug Jutte, Executive Director, MD, MPH — Build Healthy Places Network


  • Sunday, October 30, 2016
    Please note the time change: 6:00–8:00pm: Side Event: Climate Change and Health Social Hour Location
    Rialto Café, 934 16th St, Denver, CO
    Hosted by the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance and APHA’s Climate Change Topic Committee This social and professional networking event will bring together those in APHA who are working on climate change, briefly highlight efforts to connect public health and climate change, and share upcoming opportunities to get involved.


Flip through our interactive APHA 2016 Meeting Guide:


Click here to view a chronological listing of PHI's presentations and events.