Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

American Public Health Association News

APHA’s “Amazing” and “Phenomenal” Experience Now Accepting Applications

The American Public Health Association Public Health Fellowship in Government is now accepting applications for 2014. This is the seventh year that the American Public Health Association is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing” and “phenomenal” experience by previous fellows.

Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be interested in spending one year in Washington, D.C. working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment or other public health concerns.

The fellowship will begin in January 2014 and continue through December 2014. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience for a public health professional to gain practical knowledge in government and see how the legislative and public policy process works.

Apply now online. The electronic application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by April 8, 2013.

All candidates:
1. must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents
2. must be APHA members
3. must have five years or more experience in a public health setting. Internships, graduate assistantships, and residencies do not count toward the five-year requirement
4. must have a masters degree or doctorate in a public health or related discipline

For more information, email Charlene Bright or call 202-777-2491.

APHA launches Online Continuing Education Program

Finding relevant opportunities to earn continuing education credits and satisfy professional licensing or credentialing requirements can be difficult, particularly for those working in public health. Fortunately, APHA’s Center for Professional Development recently announced its first offering of year-round continuing education credits through its Online Continuing Education Program.

For a minimal fee, public health practitioners can earn up to 12.75 continuing education credits offered for selected 2012 APHA Midyear Meeting sessions. Credits can be earned by physicians (CME), nurses (CNE), health educators (CHES/MCHES), public health practitioners (CPH) and other professionals (CME for non-physicians) by listening to the recordings, passing the quiz, and completing an evaluation.

Learn more on APHA’s continuing education pages, or contact Annette Ferebee with questions.

Want to celebrate National Public Health Week? Here’s how

National Public Health Week is April 1 – 5. This year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” recognizes the tremendous value of public health in our lives. Learn more about what is planned to celebrate and how you can be involved in this year’s activities in this interview with Kimberly Moore, director of Affiliate Affairs at APHA.

How Will Sequestration Affect Public Health?

Experts seem to agree that the consequences could be dire. Below is a list of four news sources, a small sample really, of the wide world of experts who are trying to convey just how dire sequestration will be to public health and other health-related programs.

Politico: Cuts could harm health emergency preparedness

Governing: Sequestration’s impact on public health

Los Angeles Times: ‘Sequester’ cuts to hit healthcare hard