Previous Page  1 / 394 Next Page
Show Menu
Previous Page 1 / 394 Next Page
Page Background




Dear Public Health Colleagues:

Welcome to APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s theme—“Creating the Healthiest

Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health”—emphasizes health as a fundamental human right. How

fitting that we are exploring this theme in Denver, the Mile-High City. One of America’s most

walkable and bikeable cities, Denver is a scenic beauty known as the unofficial capital of the

Rocky Mountain West. The city is rich in culture, outdoor activities and sports and consistently

ranks in the top 10 of America’s healthiest cities.

As we gather in Denver to share our work toward creating the healthiest nation, a highlight of

APHA 2016 is Sunday’s Opening General Session featuring:

• Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, one of our nation’s most important

advocates for the right to health; and

• APHA President Camara Jones, MD, PhD, who has crossed the nation speaking on the

importance of addressing racism as a national priority.

Our program is chock-full of exciting sessions and events, including:

• Our featured Special Sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday;

• A special General Session on Monday, from 4:30-6 p.m., entitled “CDC: Disease Detectives to the

World” and featuring current CDC Director Tom Frieden and three former CDC directors; and

• Wednesday’s Closing General Session where the presidents of ASTHO, NACCHO and APHA will

discuss their approaches to achieving health equity.

With this year’s meeting we also launch “APHA Live,” our new distance learning option. APHA

Live is an opportunity for people unable to join us in person to experience the richness of selected

Annual Meeting academic content from their computer screens.

Please avail yourself of the many outstanding intellectual opportunities provided at the Annual

Meeting, and enjoy the occasion to interact with friends and colleagues. Reinvigorate your passion

for public health. And, of course, allow time to refresh your spirit and enjoy the many attractions

of Denver.

Thank you for your participation in APHA 2016, and for your dedication to improving and protecting

public health.

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), FNAPA, Hon FRSPH

Executive Director