140th Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA October 27-31, 2012
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.
Many Healthy Farms Healthy People Coalition members and partners will be attending APHA and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to connect. Thank you to the APHA Food and Environment Working Group for providing a scholarship to Coalition Coordinator, Holly Calhoun. If you want to learn more about the Coalition, send a twitter message to @HFHPcoalition to connect with Holly during the conference. You can also find her, and members of the Coalition, at our Steering Committee member organized events.
Trying to figure out which sessions and events to attend? Check out the Food and Environmental Working Group’s guide to APHA, highlighting sessions and events that address the links between food, agriculture, and the environment. Click here.
Steering Committee member organization, Public Health Institute (PHI), will give close to 40 presentations and exhibit 20 posters at APHA this year. Click here for a guide to PHI’s sessions, and stop by their reception on Tuesday, 10/30 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Room 3012 of the Moscone Center West. If you are not registered for APHA be sure to bring a copy of the invitation to get into the reception.
Additionally, we encourage you to meet the Coalition Coordinator and come learn about the Coalition’s most recent work with Steering Committee member organization ChangeLab Solutions at their Change with a Twist reception on Monday 10/29 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the SF Planning + Urban Research Association, 654 Mission Street San Francisco, CA.
We also encourage you to check the following sessions:
Food, Fairness and Health I: Communicating the “Sweet Spot” Around Healthy Food, Fairness and Social Disparities.
Tuesday, 10/30, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Organized and Moderated by Coalition Steering Committee Member, Dr. David Wallinga of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Fast Food Menus, Marketing, and Public Policy: Can We Get Children and Adolescents to Eat Healthy?
Tuesday, 10/30, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Coalition Steering Committee Member, Christine Fry of ChangeLab Solutions, will discuss: Policy Strategies for improving the nutritional profile of fast food purchases.
Food, Fairness and Health II: Occupy Agriculture – Corporate Power, Equity and the Food System.
Wednesday, 10/31, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Organized by Coalition Steering Committee Member, Dr. David Wallinga of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.