CHPPDCommunity Health Planning and Policy Development (American Public Health Association)
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"Our goal was to get signatures from the public health workforce from every state in the country," Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, CHPPD Section past chair and Day of Action founder, told The Nation's Health.
"It was hard to pick five because they were all good proposals," CHPPD Section Chair Priti Irani, MS, told The Nation's Health.
For example, CHPPD Section member Braden Nez, using his preferred medium of black and white, is shooting photos that will tell the story of smoke-free policies on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.
CHPPD Chair-elect Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, who served as a project reviewer, said the project also brought an unexpected surprise: a bump in Section membership.
The Webinars will initially be open only to CHPPD Section members.
The CHPPD Section's monthly Webinars will be followed up with interactive blogs designed to stimulate continuous discussion of the topic covered.
Another series of Webinars will look at novel community health assessment techniques, said Susan Myers, MPH, MA, CHPPD Section chair, and a future Webinar series on immigrant health is also scheduled.
"We're all kindred spirits; we have similar interests," Irani said of CHPPD members.
The reading club is fresh, cutting edge and "in keeping with the planning and policy interests of the Section," said CHPPD Section Chair Tom Piper, DHSS, director of the Certificate of Need Program in Jefferson City, Mo.
Other APHA Sections can set up similar reading discussion groups or participate in the CHPPD effort, she said.