Yearly Archives: 2013

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public Health Association History Roots MPHA traces its roots back to 1907 when the health officers around the state were organized as the Minnesota State Sanitary Conference and held an annual spring meeting. The conference was in response to … Continue reading

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FLORIDA

  Florida Public Health Association-Established in 1931 Mission:
Serving Florida’s public health professionals through Advocacy, Professional Development, and Networking in order to improve Florida’s health. Vision: Florida will have the most robust public health system and workforce in the nation. Values … Continue reading

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KENTUCKY

The Kentucky Public Health Association, Inc. was organized in 1949 as a nonprofit, independent, voluntary organization. KPHA is in the capable position of confronting critical issues relating to legislation at the local, regional, and state level. Our Mission: To promote … Continue reading

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PAST PRESIDENTS SPECIAL SESSION ~ NOVEMBER 10, 1997

The Past-Presidents listed here as “Special Session ~ November 10, 1997” were present at the 1997 session called: AN EVENING WITH APHA PAST PRESIDENTS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS which was held on November 10, 1997 at the 125th Annual Meeting of … Continue reading

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Myron E. Wegman, M.D., M.P.H, APHA President, 1972

Supporting Health Promotion and Prevention Health promotion is much more ancient than some of us realize. When I left my medical school faculty position to go to work at the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization, I … Continue reading

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E. Frank Ellis, M.D., M.P.H., APHA President, 1978

Supporting Health Promotion and Prevention A major impact on the entire health care system was made by former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., when he asked the health community what is the level of immunization … Continue reading

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Myron Allukian, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., APHA President, 1990

Supporting Health Promotion and Prevention It is nice to be here in Indianapolis, a community that has been fluoridated since 1951, and in Indiana, which is fifth in the country in the percentage of people on public water supplies that … Continue reading

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Joyce C. Lashof, M.D., APHA President, 1992

Supporting Health Promotion and Prevention When I went to school, we talked about primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. I think we have made a new advance when we now talk about preventive services, clinical services, and community-based prevention, as well … Continue reading

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Special Session ~ November 10, 1997: Discussion on Managed Care

Managed care, as we know, has not fulfilled its potential for providing health promotion interventions to the American people. What can we do to change this? Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias Public health is really in a very good position to make … Continue reading

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Ruth Roemer, J.D., APHA President, 1987

Improving Access to Health Care When the Executive Board met in 1987 at the beginning of the Annual Meeting, the stock market crash occurred. I remember thinking, “The net worth of APHA is going to go down. How are we … Continue reading

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E. Richard Brown, Ph.D., APHA President, 1996

Improving Access to Health Care APHA has long played the leadership role in efforts to get health care access for the entire U.S. population. Universal coverage is a beginning, but there are many other aspects of people’s coverage and their … Continue reading

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Eugene Feingold, Ph.D., APHA President, 1994

Improving Access to Health Care Dan Beauchamp has said, “Public health is ultimately and essentially an ethical enterprise committed to the notion that all persons are entitled to protection against the hazards of the world and to the minimization of … Continue reading

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Bailus Walker, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., APHA President, 1988

Improving Access to Health Care Failure to achieve universal access to care is a terrible indictment of the public health profession. All of us who have served in the role of leadership ought to be indicted because we have failed … Continue reading

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Anthony Robbins, M.D., M.P.A., APHA President, 1983

Improving Access to Health Care I want to talk about some opportunities. APHA is at its best when it seizes opportunities. I want to mention two such opportunities. The first of these may suggest some major chinks in the movement … Continue reading

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Quentin D. Young, M.D., M.S., APHA President-Elect, 1997, and APHA President, 1998

Improving Access to Health Care First, a comment on incrementalism. We should not refuse small gains, but we should recognize the perils of incrementalism. There is a great crisis in the health care system – a moral crisis, an ethical … Continue reading

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Special Session ~ Discussion on Incrementalism

We have seen several examples in other states of incremental approaches to providing universal access to health care. Is incrementalism the answer or should we look to some other model? Dr. Joyce Lashof I have been fighting for universal health … Continue reading

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Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D., APHA President, 1993

Social Justice at Home and Abroad When Joyce Lashof was APHA president in 1992, she developed America’s Public Health Report Card. This brilliant report enabled public health workers and the public to look at the social and economic determinants of … Continue reading

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Victor W. Sidel, M.D., APHA President, 1985

Social Justice at Home and Abroad Worldwide, there are an estimated 1.3 billion people who live in absolute poverty – one-fifth of the human population. In the United States, sociologist Ruth Sidel teaches that, despite gains that Bill Clinton has … Continue reading

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Lester Breslow, M.D., M.P.H. APHA President, 1969

Social Justice at Home and Abroad Public health, in the modern sense, began in the struggle for social justice. That was in the early days of the Industrial Revolution, when people flocked in from the farm lands to work in … Continue reading

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