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Submit For The APHA Annual Conference: Affiliate Poster Session

The Council of Affiliates (CoA) is sponsoring an affiliate poster session and two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA (November 4-8, 2017). This year’s conference will explore the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health”.

Affiliate Poster Proposal:

CoA is inviting Affiliates to submit abstracts for posters that demonstrate affiliate best practices or promising programs for exhibition at the annual meeting. While proposals on programs that impact policy or promote affiliate best practices are encouraged, posters can be on any topic related to any work of the Affiliate.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Poster Contests

CoA is also sponsoring two student poster sessions of high-caliber abstracts for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in public health-related coursework. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for public health-related work they have either recently completed or are in the process of completing for exhibition at the annual meeting.

The attached document includes text you can use to send an email out to students in your region.

The deadline for submitting poster abstracts for both the affiliate and student poster sessions is April 30, 2017. For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit the website.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Jennifer Dykhuizen, APHA Student Assembly Representative to CoA, at [email protected]. We look forward to reviewing you and your students’ abstracts!


CDC In Partnership With the CDC Foundation And The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Announcing: The 500 Cities Project Interactive Website

We are excited to announce the launch of the interactive website for the 500 Cities Project.  This public, interactive website allows users to retrieve, view, and explore uniformly-defined selected city and census tract-level data for the largest 500 US cities for conditions, behaviors, and risk factors that have a substantial impact on population health. The interactive mapping application also enables users to zoom in to their neighborhood and explore their local data in the larger context of their city. 

The release of the interactive web application complements the early December release of the project map books and data. The project represents the first-of-its kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within these cities, to identify, analyze, and report data for 27 chronic disease measures.

Until now, no data have been made available on a large scale for cities and small areas within

cities.  High quality small area estimation data from the 500 Cities Project will help inform the development and implementation of effective and targeted public health prevention activities, identification of emerging health problems, and establishment and monitoring of health

objectives in many of America's cities. 

Learn more here!


Drop us a line at [email protected] to share your story about how the 500 Cities Project

data are being used to improve health in your community!


Policy Updates: 

Policy Call Reminder

Call in on the first Thursday of each month from 12-1pm for CPHA’s monthly policy update! Note, you must attend all calls to be a voting member and vote on positions.

Save the date: Monday, April 3 is Colorado Public Health Day at the Capitol!  More information next week!

Learn more about CPHA’s policy interests on the CPHA Member bill tracker site. Access it from your member dashboard. Not a member?Join here


Join Us For The Healthy People Webinar on Mental Health!

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Webinar: Mental Health New!

Register Now | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how one community organization is implementing the Sources of Strength Program to prevent suicide among youth.


Upcoming Important Working Minds™ Training 

Understand why suicide prevention is important in the workplace. Recognize signs and symptoms of suicidal risk. Practice facilitating conversations around suicide. Identify best practices for organizations in the aftermath of a suicide. Create a plan to implement training in high stress workplaces.

March Working Minds Train the Trainer

This 8-hour training gives participants the tools to deliver the 2-hour Working Minds™ training and the 4-hour Working Minds Pro™ training in the community. After completing the course, trainers are able to give participants the tools to identify people at risk and respond to a crisis. The goal is to give simple tools for a psychologically safer and mentally healthy workplace.

Working Minds is a program of the Carson J Spencer Foundation. More here: and here:

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand why suicide prevention is important in the workplace. Recognize signs and symptoms of suicidal risk. Practice facilitating conversations around suicide. Identify best practices for organizations in the aftermath of a suicide. Create a plan to implement training in high stress workplaces.

TRAINING INCLUDES: 8-hour train-the-trainer skill-building workshop Marketing materials Instructor toolkit Working Minds™ PowerPoint Participant workbook Access to trainer portal Working Minds™ wallet card and magnet

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP IS FOR: HR professionals Managers/Supervisors Business Leaders Life coaches/peer supporters/peer specialists EAP providers Risk management/Safety Wellness Trainers Mental Health/suicide prevention advocates

QUESTIONS? Carson J Spencer Foundation 303.219.5042 or [email protected]

Where: 1799 Pennsylvania Street Meeting Room 5, Denver, CO 80203

When: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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