Featured and General Sessions

Be sure to add these sessions to your schedule. 

APHA at 150: Celebrating the Past & Inventing the Future
Sunday, Nov. 6 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The meeting will kick off with an inspiring presentation by the Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach & Co- Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.

150 Years of Public Health History 
Monday, Nov. 7 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

APHA’s history is the history of public health in the America’s. This session with explore the history of our nation’s efforts to promote and protect our health through the lens of APHAs extraordinary history

Moderator: Mike Stobbe, DrPH, National Medical Writer, Associated Press


  • Theodore M. Brown - Professor Emeritus of History, University of Rochester
  • Evelynn Hammonds, PhD, MS, BEE, Professor of African and African American Studies & Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, T. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University 
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LL.D - University Professor, Founding Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill, Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown Law

Building Public Health Capacity Through an Ethical Lens to Address Social Challenges
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

This session will highlight how to apply the Public Health Code of Ethics and other ethical frameworks to public health practice to address the social determinants of health.

You don’t want to miss these cross-cutting sessions on the biggest issues in public health. View full details in our online program.

Advocacy, Activism and Public Health: Making Good Trouble Now
Sunday Nov. 6 | 2:30 - 4 p.m.

The Supreme Court and Public Health: What Happened and What's Next?
Sunday Nov. 6 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice: Before, During and Beyond
Monday, Nov. 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Environmental Justice: Voices from the Frontline
Monday, Nov. 7 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Health Determinants, Data and Decision-Making
Monday, Nov. 7 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.

COVID: Where We Are
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Funding Health Care not Warfare
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

AJPH Session: Weathering the Storm: Countering Backlash Against Public Health
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Where Do We Go from Here – An Interactive Discussion of Strategies to Build the Public Health Workforce from College to Commissioner
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 8:30 – 10 a.m.

What’s at Stake When Public Health Aligns with (or Undermines) “Radical” Social Justice Movements
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.


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