APHA Update - October 2016

Submitted by Shasta Jorgensen, Affilliate Representative to the Governing Council

APHA Annual Meeting – Who’s going?
Hey, NHPHA Members! Who’s going to the APHA Annual Meeting in Denver this year? Are you presenting a poster, on a panel, and/or attending? Please email me at Shasta.jorgensen@gmail.com and let me know if you are going. I will plan an informal night for NHPHA members to get together, have dinner and share stories from the conference.

New Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX) Drawing Begins!
PHQIX is excited to announce the launch of our latest drawing! To enter the drawing to win one of our great prizes, submit a new QI initiative or update an existing in-progress initiative by November 1st, 2016. You must register on PHQIX to submit a QI initiative. By submitting your QI initiative on PHQIX, you will receive many benefits, including an AMA-style citation in phqix.org  that you and others can reference. Your initiative can help inform similar initiatives being conducted by other PHQIX community members and contribute to the evolving science of public health quality improvement. You will also receive excellent feedback from Expert Panel Members. Click here to learn more about how to submit a QI initiative and click here to submit a new QI initiative. Email us at contact@phqix.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Rural Health Information Hub’s (Formerly the Rural Assistance Center) New Funding Page
This newly updated topic guide provides tips on searching for rural-specific funding, grant proposal preparation, building successful funding relationships, and planning for program sustainability. The guide was created with input from Kassie Clark, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and Brad Gibbens, UND Center for Rural Health, and is maintained by RHIhub's funding specialist, Jana Reese. Click here to go directly to this funding page.

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