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Community Health Planning and Policy Development

The CHPPD Section influences the design of health systems and policies that are responsive to a changing society - bringing together technical information and the expertise of communities, health professionals, business and government. We understand the importance, power, and balance of community advocacy. We seek to shift policy in order to eliminate disparities and promote healthy communities in public and private venues.

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The Community Health Planning & Policy Development Section develops and advocates for health planning, policies and practices to promote health equity, community empowerment and social justice.


A dialog and action nexus for community health planning and policy leaders.


Chair: Maurice Johnson, Jr., MPH

Chair-Elect: Shannon Nicks, PhD

Immediate Past Chair: Ebony S. Johnson, MPA, CNP

Membership: Aver Yakubu, MHA, MPH & Jeanie Holt, MS, MPH

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