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PHEHP Newsletter - August 2022

Greetings from the Chair

Good evening PHEHP Members,

I am contacting you today via APHA's new member engagement platform APHA LEAD which replaces APHA Connect. APHA Membership Services has been working for several years to launch this user-friendly, member-centered space and I encourage you to explore APHA LEAD to take advantage of all it has to offer. APHA LEAD has more than 100 communities, where you can share ideas, connect with peers and pursue leadership opportunities, including: 

  • Member Central: An all-member community highlighting all things APHA (all members already opted in).
  • 33 Member Section communities: All members have access to two free self-selected Sections and one paid Section.
  • Topic Groups: Opt into any of a variety of communities focusing on APHA's core issues.
  • Special member groups: Student Assembly and the Early-Career Professional member group are already opted into their special communities.
  • Committees, boards and working groups: Members of these communities are already opted in.
  • State Groups: Members are opted in to the state reflected on their member record.

To familiarize yourself with APHA LEAD, consider completing these three easy tasks:

  • Download the mobile app. Follow the instructions in the article linked here to download the app. The domain of the community is
  • Log in to APHA LEAD online or on the app using the email and password on your member account.
  • Start a discussion in one of your communities or make a contact request to another member through the Member Directory (Note: The PHEHP section does not post job opportunities on our discussion board; employers should post jobs on Public Health Career Mart. Additionally, PHEHP discussion board posts without contact information or calls to action will be rejected.).

PHEHP Leadership looks forward to connecting with you on APHA LEAD and, as always, thank you for your continued support of the section and APHA.

Samantha Cinnick, MPH, CHES, CPH

APHA-wide Opportunities

2022 APHA Annual Meeting Online Program Now Available

Use this site to view the full 2022 APHA Annual Meeting schedule. Users are able to search by day, program, theme-related, and more. This year's meeting is filled with opportunities to share research, learn the latest trends and best practices, connect with public health professionals from across the nation, and develop professionally. Register today.

APHA Seeks Leaders for Association-wide Boards and Committee

Want to forge a career-long path to leadership success at APHA? APHA is looking for passionate members to serve in leadership roles on a variety of Association-wide boards and committees. Apply by August 24, 2022.

For more information, contact APHA Staff or PHEHP leadership

Upcoming Webinar: Primer on Practice-based Publishing

Join the AJPH MEmber Engagement Subcommittee as they provide an introductory session on practice-based publishing. Practice-based publishing is a partnership between practitioners and researchers to develop research questions and topics applicable to public health practice and identify appropriate research methods collaboratively. The webinar will include advice from practice-based publishing experts and will include information on AJPH "Notes From the Field" as an article type for public health practice. 

September 12, 2022
12:00-1:15 pm ET

Please note the link to join the webinar via Zoom meeting will be sent in advance of the September 12 date. Live participation is limited to 300 people. The webinar will be recorded with the link shared with all registrants following. Contact Dr. Heather Brandt with any questions.

Control of Communicable Disease Manual Latest Edition Now Available

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 21st Edition, is the trusted source for public health professionals on identifying and controlling infectious diseases for over 100 years.

Essential to all those in public health, the updated edition includes new chapters on SARS-CoV-2, Zika and many more. It even includes a chapter on smallpox and monkeypox, which is freely available.

Shop Digital

Shop Print

Share Opportunities with Students via New Form

The Student Assembly will now be accepting entries via their new Student Opportunities Form. APHA members can use this form to share jobs, internships, research opportunities, and webinars to reach Student Assembly members.

Responses will be generated into a spreadsheet, and the link to the spreadsheet will be posted on their website and periodically shared in their monthly newsletter and social media pages. A link to the submission form will also be posted on their website. Send questions to

Stay Connected with PHEHP

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PHEHP Facebook Page: APHA.PHEHP or  

PHEHP Twitter: @APHA_PHEHP or  


Newsletter Submissions

Please submit announcements for the monthly newsletter in this Google Form by the 1st of the month. Please note, job postings must be submitted through APHA's Career Mart. You will need to submit the following information for your announcement to be published:

  1. Title for news item
  2. Call to action (e.g., link to learn more, sign up, provide opinion, etc.)
  3. A short summary of 150-200 words
  4. Contact information for members to get more information


Samantha Cinnick, MPH, CHES, CPH