News and Events

Have something to add in a future newsletter? We want to hear about and possibly feature the work that you are doing to advance the field of health education and health promotion. We also would be happy to share about trainings, webinars, internships and job openings. Email us!

Words from our Chair:

Our work as health educators and promoters of health is extremely important now. Helping to share correct information and enhance vaccine confidence is the focus for many of us these days!

But I also want you to take some time to appreciate all that we have been able to accomplish! Consider presenting your accomplishments at the APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo October 23-27, 2021! APHA is hosting a hybrid meeting with online and in-person components. To submit an abstract for the PHEHP General Program and for instructions, please use the following link: To submit for the PHEHP Student Award Contest and for instructions, visit : To submit to the PHEHP Materials Contest and for instructions, visit: strong>Abstracts are due March 28.

I encourage you to get involved with PHEHP as much as you are able. Our committee chairs would be happy to hear from you! To reach out, please see the Leadership Roster. We need to hold each other up right now and remind ourselves that we have value as public health practitioners. One fun way to virtually be together is to get moving with APHA’s Keep It Moving Challenge. You can sign up online or through the ;Walker Tracker app, available in the App Store or Google Play store. It’s a fun way to stay active, and we’ll keep moving and cheering each other on until the end of National Public Health Week, April 11.

Our PHEHP Leadership meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. ET, so mark your calendars so you can join us. This is a great way to learn more about the committees and join wherever it works best for you. Our next meeting is 1 p.m. ET on April 15.

“See” you there!

Thank you for all you do every day for the communities you serve and please take good care of yourself!

Adriane K. Griffen, PHEHP Chair ’20-‘21

PHEHP online presence:

"Building Bridges: Creating Health,” APHA’s 2021 Policy Action Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 8 & 9, 1 – 4:30 p.m. EST

We need to build connections and work together to improve public health, and that includes bringing the importance of policy to the forefront. Join us for “Building Bridges: Creating Health,” APHA’s 2021 Policy Action Institute, on April 8 & 9. This virtual event is the perfect opportunity to hear from today’s leaders on such topics as health equity, COVID-19 and climate change.

Opportunity with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is searching for a Professor of the Practice and up to four tenure-track faculty members. The faculty will relate to one of four Initiative focus areas: adolescent health, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, or violence. In addition, this search seeks to recruit the Professor of the Practice and at least one tenure-track faculty member who are committed to researching and addressing the impact of racism on health. Bloomberg American Health Initiative Professor of the Practice, deadline April 16, 2021, apply at

Communications for All

Resource Tools for Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers: A Resource for Healthy Aging and Addressing Dementia explores how CHWs can educate their communities about healthy aging, provide supportive services, encourage early detection of cognitive impairment and dementia, and help caregivers access available support. This new resource guide gives health departments, health care systems, the aging network, and human services providers an easy way to find available training, education, frameworks, and tools to build partnerships with CHWs as they serve older adults. Created by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the guide has examples of state health department initiatives to train and support CHWs as partners.

Membership Moment

Walk2Connect Announces New Walking Program: Movement Circles!

Movement Circles are organically created groups (pods) of 3-8 people who commit to walking/moving together weekly or monthly with masks and distancing to stay healthy, get outside, and make meaningful connections. Circle leaders will be invited to participate in monthly training/check-in gatherings with Walk2Connect Co-op owners and fellow leaders for inspiration and support.

Join us as a:

~ Movement Circle Leader! (first training on March 24, scholarships available)

~ Sponsors and Partners!

~ Co-op Members!

Learn more here and share widely:

Connect with others at SOPHE 2021dX, April 6-9, 2021
Join SOPHE 2021dX for an all new digital experience, April 6-9, 2021! The meeting theme is “Gateway to the Future: Health Education & Promotion for All.”

We would love to hear about the great things you're doing! Don't forget to submit your accomplishments for the next newsletter! No success is too small and your public health colleagues would like to hear them all!

How Can You Get Involved with PHEHP?

  • Join the monthly Section business meeting (contact:
  • Join a PHEHP committee or workgroup.
  • Take part in daily conversations on APHA Connect.
  • Participate in networking events.
  • Create a local social in your area for PHEHP students, early career professionals, and other public health professionals (contact:
  • Submit information you want to share with other PHEHP members for the Section's News & Events page
  • Take on a leadership position (contact the PHEHP Section Chair)
  • Please contact us at with your interest and we will help you get connected for next steps. Hope to talk to you soon!