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  • July 18, 2018 8:18 AM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)
    The All of Us Journey will stop in Columbia, SC, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the South Carolina Black Pride Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival from 10 am - 5 pm.  Please visit the All of Us Journey schedule for more details.

    Traveling around the nation, the All of Us Journey actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health.  This hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program.

    The All of Us Research Program invites people ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, to join a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. Part of the National Institutes of Health, All of Us is expected to be the largest and most diverse longitudinal health research program ever developed.

    Participants are asked to share different types of health and lifestyle information, including through online surveys and electronic health records, which will continue to be collected over the course of the program. For more info on what will be collected and how it will be used, safeguarded and shared with you, visit the All of Us FAQs.

    To join the All of Us Research Program, visit www.JoinAllofUs.org.

    APHA is excited to be one of the groups working with All of Us on engaging potential participants. If you participate, you will be contributing to research that may improve the health of future generations. All of Us will share all of your data with you, giving you the option to use this data to make better decisions about your own health.
  • July 18, 2018 8:15 AM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)

    Read the July edition of APHA's legislative update

  • June 04, 2018 11:02 PM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)
    Read the June edition of APHA's legislative update
  • May 24, 2018 10:22 AM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)

    Consider joining APHA, the American Lung Association, and other leading health organizations in signing a petition opposing the proposed Environmental Protection Agency science rule.  The American Lung Association has developed a fact sheet explaining how the proposal would threaten public health.

    There are two petitions available to sign--public health professionals should click on the button at that says “I am a health professional” before signing. The deadline for individuals to sign the petition is Tuesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. ET.

  • April 11, 2018 11:00 AM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)

    The Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative is now accepting applications for the third cohort. Kresge is partnering with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) to recruit 20 teams of local, governmental health department leaders and provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead in today’s changing health care environment. The health officer and a second leader from the same agency team up for an 18-month, action-oriented experience designed to enhance skills and competencies in communications, business planning and leading organizational change. Each team will focus on the development and implementation of a “transformative concept” that shifts or expands the role of their local health department in the community and translates into sustainable change. Leadership teams will receive coaching and a grant up to $125,000 from The Kresge Foundation to apply their leadership training while leading their department towards assuming this new, transformative role. 

    The Kresge Foundation will be accepting applications from 12 a.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2018 through 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2018. To download the informational packet or obtain more information about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants, please visit http://kresge.org/elph.

    For questions, please contact the National Program Office at elph@kresge.org.

  • April 10, 2018 8:00 PM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)

    Please join Georgia Department of Public Health - Chronic Disease Prevention Section for the 3rd Annual Health System Symposium.  Details and registration can be found here

    The 2018 Health System Symposium will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of Georgians.

    The goal of the symposium is to engage attendees in a broad dialog on issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies.

    The event is open to a wide range of public health and health care leaders in Georgia working in primary care and community settings, including: primary care physicians; nurses and nurse practitioners; medical directors and senior leaders; health care administrators and office practice managers; quality improvement leaders; and public health practitioners and students.

    The symposium will take place on June 5-6, 2018 in Peachtree City, GA, and will feature three training workshops on Tuesday, June 5th and a full day of concurrent workshops on Wednesday, June 6th.  CEUs for Nurses and CHES Credits will be offered.

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days.  Day 1 will also feature a free networking reception and mixer. 

  • February 27, 2018 9:41 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Members of the SCPHA 2018 Awards Committee are now accepting applications for consideration.  Awards will be presented during the 2018 SCPHA Mid-Year Conference, on April 26, 2018.  The application for award nominations and a description and criteria for each of the awards are attached and can also be found on the SCPHA website.

    We would like to encourage all current SCPHA members to recognize an Association member(s) who has consistently exemplified our mission in public health or has gone above and beyond in carrying out their duties to aid in the success of our Association.

    Deadline for submission is Monday, April 9, 2018.  All electronic applications must be submitted in a MS word format.  Please be sure you read the eligibility requirements carefully for each award.  Should you have any questions, please contact Gloria McCurry, Membership Coordinator, at mccurrga@gmail.com, or phone #803-788-0309.  Please see Awards for more information.

  • February 27, 2018 8:58 PM | Anonymous

    SCPHA is proud to announce that the Malcolm Dantzer and Public Health scholarship applications are open!  Visit our Awards page to download the application forms.  

  • February 24, 2018 5:00 PM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)
    Nominations and applications are open for Elected Offices, Awards, and Scholarships.  Offices open for nominees are President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer (two-year term), Secretary, and Members-At-Large (two-year terms).  Information related to duties of can be found in our Bylaws and is also available here.  

    Information on Association Awards and Scholarships can be found below and on the SCPHA Awards page.

    2018 Awards Announcement

    2018 Award Eligibility

    2018 Award Nomination Form

  • October 17, 2017 3:45 PM | Gloria A. McCurry (Administrator)

     Dear SCPHA Members and Friends:

    We are pleased to open our Call for Abstracts for our 2018 Annual Conference.  SCPHA's Annual Conference has been an important opportunity for current, future, and retired public health professionals to share resources and information, as well as ideas and experiences from the field of public health.  Returning to Myrtle Beach after a 4-year hiatus, the conference will run from February 21-23, 2018, and we are excited about this great educational and networking event. 

    This year's theme is "Getting Comfortable Embracing the Uncomfortable: Turning Our Education Into Action," focusing on education and advocacy surrounding the topic areas of:

    1. Mental Health;
    2. Violence Prevention;
    3. Opioid and Other Substance Abuse;
    4. Climate Change and Environmental Health;
    5. Social Work and Counseling Services;
    6. Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control; and
    7. Nutrition.

    Eligible: Practitioners, , College and University Staff, Students, and Community Members

    The Call for Abstracts is open and will close on Friday, November 17, at 10:00am.  Public Health Practitioners, College and University Staff, Students, and Community Members are invited to submit proposals to present at the Conference.

    Abstracts can be submitted at the following link: SCPHA 2018 Call for Abstracts

    Thank you,

    SCPHA Abstract Review Committee

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