CCC = COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER
HRD = HYATT REGENCY DENVER
Disclosures, Conflict of interest (COI) and Resolution of COI polices
are available via thewww.apha.org
Non-Endorsement of Products
As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits
for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME),
and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association
Learning and Professional Development Programs (LPDP) Unit and
its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not
endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in
conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual
presentation of content during scientific sessions.
A Commercial Interest Organization or Entity is described as
any entity either producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing
healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients or an
entity that is owned or controlled by an entity that produces, markets,
resells, or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or
used on patients AND the content of the educational activity/session/
Institute or presentation includes these products or services.
Commercial bias is defined as the promotion of a specific proprietary
business or commercial interest which influences the planning,
content, presentation or evaluation of a CE credited educational
activity. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest related to financial
relationships with business/commercial interest (as stated above)
does not, in itself, mean that a commercial bias exists. To prevent any
kind of bias, a provider must ensure that:
1) Decisions concerning the identification of learning needs,
educational objectives, presenter selection, the presentation
and the evaluation of content are free from any influence of a
commercial interest; and
2) They are not required by a commercial interest to accept advice
or services concerning faculty, authors, or participants or
other education matters, including content and conditions
of contributing funds or services.
Obtaining Continuing Education
Credits for other Disciplines
APHA is not responsible for providing continuing education credit
and/ or information for any discipline other than medicine, nursing,
health education and public health. Check with your accrediting body to
determine if CME for Non-Physicians will be accepted.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
The APHA designated this live educational
activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
The educational purpose of APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo is
to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance
their knowledge, exchange information on best practices, and learn
about the latest research and new trends in public health.
• To address the gap between public health practitioners’
knowledge and performance as it relates developing and
implementing policies that demonstrate a collaborative
approach to improving the health of all people.
• To define the roles of the public health community in working
together to promote health, equity, and sustainability as public
health policies are developed and implemented.
• To increase knowledge of the public health community to
incorporate health, equity, and sustainability into specific
policies, programs, and processes, and to embed health, equity,
and sustainability considerations into government decision-
• To identify best practices in developing and implementing health
in all policies.
• To improve the competencies of public health practitioners
Learning Needs and Identified Gaps
Through multiple mechanisms, including needs assessment
surveys, the judgment of the APHA Education Board, and input
from the Continuing Education Committee, APHA has identified
a gap in public health practitioners’ competency in the area
of developing and implementing policies that demonstrate a
collaborative approach to improving the health of all people. The
APHA Annual Meeting will address gaps in knowledge of the public
health community to incorporate health and equity into specific
policies, programs, and processes, and to embed health and equity
considerations into government decision-making processes.
Policy makers, physicians, social workers, health educators, public
and environmental health professionals, students, international,
federal, state, county, and local health agency officials and staff,
nurses and nurse practitioners, health care providers, school health
personnel and teachers, managed care group personnel, personnel
and faculty from academia, administration and research.
Policy on Disclosure to Learners
The APHA strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity
and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. All
planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist
and presenters participating in this program have been required
to disclose any real or apparent conflicts(s) of interest that may
have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program. This
includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical
device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or
services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.
The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest
so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the
presentation with full disclosure of the facts. In addition, faculty
is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/
or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.