Updates from APHA - September

By Jeanie Holt

Do you plan to attend the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago? The Council of Affiliates invites you to spend Saturday, October 31, with us. (I know it is Halloween—what can I say?) The day is full of activities especially designed for member of state affiliates. We will start with breakfast during which you will meet people from the other New England state public health associations. We always enjoy sharing stories about us Yankees and the challenges/rewards of the fierce independence of New Englanders. For the rest of the morning we divide our time between updates from APHA, sharing best practices with each other, and learning together. This year the learning will focus on public health communications and on the new RWJ state-based reports. After lunch, you will have an opportunity to meet with other “new leaders” to learn more about the structure and functioning of APHA. Or you can spend your afternoon (probably the only free time you’ll have at APHA!) at one of Chicago’s many museums. Then, at 6:00, join us again for the Affiliate Reception. It is always a big event with candidates for APHA offices mingling among us, awards given for a variety of reasons, and a general celebration of the work of state affiliates. And the best part? It is all FREE (well, except the museums!)!!

Call to action: Please let Jeanie know if you will join us for Affiliate Day. She can then keep you informed of location and other details.

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