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November 8, 2016 4:03 PMCategory: Health Equity

APHA Annual Meeting Recap

APHapha AMA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo has come and gone but its impact will carry-on into the forseeable future. Public health students, professionals and advocates gathered in Denver for nearly a week of scientific and poster sessions, educational opportunities,

Plan4Health was featured throughout the conference in a variety of sessions and meetings. On Monday, Oct. 31, a Plan4Health panel consisting of representatives from three coalitions took the stage to speak about their projects and answer questions from the audience. Moderated by APHA’s Kimberly Moore Smith, the panel featured Linda Fulmer of Tarrant County, TX, Michelle McLernon of Jackson County, IL and Katie Haas of Eagle County, CO. The mix of activities, strategies and locations served made for an engaging presentation and offered some great lessons learned and ideas for attendees to take with them.

dsc_0918Plan4Health and Partnering4Health made an appearance in APHA’s Social Media Lab as well. Highlighting the projects efforts to highlight select National Health Observances, staff spoke of the benefits of collaborating with partners on communications and social media strategy and showed attendees examples of the grab-and-go packets that have been created and shared during the past year.

While there is no way to capture every mention of the Plan4Health project at this meeting, you can rest assured it was a topic of interest and conversation for many attendees.

So, what was there to do besides attending sessions? Recognizing the importance of physical activity, meeting organizers made sure to offer some fun ways to get active – and have fun – at the end of a long day. Check out this video of the APHA Public Health Dance!

Visit the APHA Annual Meeting Blog to see more of what happened in Denver! And stay tuned for information on APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA.

Pictures and video courtesy of APHA