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Year Established: 1920

Statement of Purpose:

The mission of the PHEHP Section is two-fold:

  1. To be a strong advocate for health education, disease prevention and health promotion directed to individuals, groups and communities in all activities of the Association.

  2. To set, maintain, and exemplify the highest ethical principals and standards of practice on the part of all professionals and disciplines whose primary purpose is health education, disease prevention, and/or health promotion.

To achieve this mission, the Section's purposes include the following:

  • To be a strong advocate for health education, disease prevention and health promotion directed to individuals, groups and communities in all activities of the Association.

  • To encourage the inclusion of health education, disease prevention and health promotion activities in all of the nation's health programs.

  • To stimulate thought, discussion, research and programmatic applications aimed at improving the public's health.

  • To improve the quality of research and practice in all public health programs of health education, disease prevention and health promotion.

  • To provide networking opportunities for persons whose professional interests and training include, but are not limited to the disciplines of Health Education, Health Communication, Health promotion, Social marketing, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Relations.

  • To provide Section members with opportunities to become informed and engaged in all of the activities and matters of concern to the Association.

  • To facilitate collaboration with all of the Association's boards, committees, the special primary interest groups, caucuses, sections and affiliates.

  • To provide Section members with such benefits as the annual meeting program, continuing education opportunities, newsletters, and a structure for exercising Association leadership.

  • To identify and recognize individuals who make outstanding and substantial contributions to health education, disease prevention and health promotion.

Membership: 3594

Publications:

American Journal of Public Health and the Nation’s Health, are available to all members of APHA. A variety of other publications may be purchased by any member at a discount. The section newsletter is published three times a year.

Meetings:

A national annual meeting is held each fall in conjunction with the APHA annual meeting at various locations throughout the United States.

  • New Orleans, LA - November 6-10, 2005

  • Boston, MA - November 12-16, 2006

  • Washington, DC - November 4-8, 2007

  • San Diego, CA - October 25-29, 2008

  • Philadelphia, PA -November 7-11, 2009

  • Denver, CO - November 2010


ORGANIZATION

Delegate: 

Melissa (Moose) Alperin, MPH, CHES

Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University

1518 Clifton Road, Office 830

Atlanta GA 30322

404-727-2928 voice

404-727-9853 fax

malperi@emory.edu

 

Alternate: Marilyn Gardner, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health

Western Kentucky University

1265 Chestnut

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-779-2767 

marilyn.gardner@wku.edu

Section Leadership:

Position Name Phone Email

 

Chair

Donna Beal

(805) 892-4259

Donna.beal@alz.org
Secretary Kimberly L. Peabody (803) 705-4684 peabodyk@benedict.edu
Chair – Elect

Regina A Galer-Unti

(217) 367-9468 healthprof@comcast.net
Secretary – Elect

Jennifer L. Cremeens, PhD, MSPH

 (252) 328-1704 

CremeensJ@ecu.edu  
Immediate Past Chair

Johanna M. Hinman

(404) 712-8533 jhinman@emory.edu