Sunday, October 28, 2012

Monday's Have You Heard

Keeping up with Koh: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh will speak at two scientific sessions on Monday. The first is an APHA Special Session, session 3013, titled "Health Equity: Are We Making Progress?" During the session, Koh will talk about the role of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in closing the inequity gap. Session 3013 starts tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in Moscone Convention Center South Esplanade Ballroom 303. Later on Monday, Koh will moderate session 3215, "Advances in Public Health Quality Education and Measurement," which begins at 12:30 p.m. in Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena Ballroom Salon 4.

Book 'em: Stop by the Everything APHA section at the Public Health Expo for two book signings on Monday. Eliot Sorel, author of "21st Century Global Mental Health," will be on hand from 10 to 11 a.m., and this year's Sedgwick Memorial Medal winner Richard Jackson, author of "Designing Healthy Communities," will be signing books from noon to 1 p.m.

Media madness: Wondering how to get your public health efforts into local media? Stop by Monday session 3113, "Media Advocacy: Breaking Through the Crowded News Cycle," organized by APHA's Communications Department and featuring first-hand tips from health reporters. The session starts at 10:30 a.m. in Marriott Marquis Golden Gate C2. 

Well, well, well: Learn more about APHA's new online community forum for Association members, The Well, at the Everything APHA section at the Public Health Expo. The Well offers a variety of ways to engage, share and collaborate with fellow APHA members on today's pressing public health topics. Use your member username and password to log into for more.

Stopping the violence: Learn about the latest public health efforts to prevent and understand violence at Monday session 3309, "CDC and CeaseFire Present: Using Public Health Models to Prevent Youth Violence," which starts at 2:30 p.m. in Marriott Marquis Nob Hill D. Learn more about the innovative CeaseFire model over at

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