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Disclosures, Conflict of interest (COI) and Resolution of COI polices

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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.

Commercial Interest

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

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.

Designation Statement:

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.

Educational Objectives

• 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-

making processes.

• To identify best practices in developing and implementing health

in all policies.

• To improve the competencies of public health practitioners

through skill-building.

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.

Target Audience

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.