Catch 14 premier sessions from APHA 2018 including the Opening, Monday and Closing General Sessions. Now available on-demand, hear from leaders in the field, learn best practices and earn up to 19 CE credits.


Non-APHA Member: $199
APHA Member Group Registration: $399
Non-Member Group Registration: $449

Group registration requires one purchase from one point of contact. The point of contact will receive an access code that can be shared with colleagues or students (users). All users must register as an individual and input the code given by their point of contact to receive free access.

You can earn up to 19 Continuing Education credits in each of the following: MCHES®CHES®, CME, CNE, CPH, OP (ask your licensing/certification board if they accept CME for Non-Physician).


MEMBER PERKThis is the perfect option if you want to watch one or two of the sessions (not available to groups)
APHA Member: $25 per session
Non-Member: $50 per session

APHA Live Schedule


1:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PST (2:50-4:30 p.m. EST)
2021.0: Opening General Session — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now!

Achieving equity in health is a pressing national priority and a core value of APHA. This opening plenary session kicks off this year's meeting with dynamic speakers who will discuss the power of partnerships, explore the impact of social influences on health and expand on the need to prioritize public health education. Moderated by APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin. Additional scheduled speakers include Barbara Norman, Wilma Wooten, Joseph Telfair and Dominick Sturz.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams David Williams Richard Besser
Jerome Adams David Williams Richard Besser


8:30-10 a.m. PST (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. EST)
3011.0: Health Equity and its Transformative Place in Social Change

Where you live, work and play dictates everything from educational attainment to chronic disease rate to low birth weight. How does the public health field meaningfully intervene to improve overall health outcomes? This panel will feature a diverse perspective on social movements and environmental conditions facing low-income urban communities.

Robert Ross
Ramla Sahid
Dolores Huerta
Manuel Pastor
Robert Ross  Ramla Sahid Dolores Huerta Manuel Pastor

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PST (1:30 - 3 p.m. EST)
3122.0: Environmental Justice Now! Engaging Communities 

Community action on environmental justice is an increasingly important strategy to achieve health equity and create the healthiest nation. The drinking water catastrophe in Flint, Michigan, dramatically alerted the nation to the stakes involved for cities beset by economic decline and infrastructure decay. This session features four experts who will provide a robust array of perspectives on the struggle for environmental justice and health equity today.

Charles Lee
Yaquelin Vargas
Mustafa Santiago Ali
Peggy Shepard
Charles Lee Yaquelin Vargas Mustafa Santiago Ali Peggy Shepard

1-2:30 p.m. PST (4-5:30 p.m. EST)
3229.0: Improving the Health of Underserved Populations

Equitable quality health care continues to be a major challenge and an increasingly urgent goal given the nation's changing demographics. This session describes activities underway at the Office of Minority Health to provide equitable quality health care for all Americans and San Diego's public health programs supporting vulnerable populations. In addition, the session will discuss the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives, providing insight on current challenges and opportunities to improve health.

David Estrella

Wilma Wooten
Yvette Roubideaux
David Estrella  Matthew C. Lin Wilma Wooten Yvette Roubideaux

3-4:30 p.m. PST (6-7:30 p.m. EST)
3331.0: Health on the High Street: Building Healthy, Equitable and Resilient Communities

This session will include the latest results of new research from the Royal Society for Public Health's "Health on the High Street" campaign and an update from UCLA on a US adaptation due to be published in 2019. The UK Health on the High Street campaign mapped the healthiness/unhealthiness of High and Main Streets based on the prevalence of different business types.

Mohammad Akhter
David Pogue
Duncan Stephenson

Mohammad Akhter David Pogue Duncan Stephenson Michael Jerrett

5-6:30 p.m. PST (8-9:30 p.m. EST)
3402.0 Monday General Session — Weaving a Narrative of Belonging for Health

This session will highlight two narratives — one of exclusion, or othering, and one of inclusion, or belonging — and explore narrative as a critical strategy for improving health status. Well-known political scientist and commentator Melissa Harris-Perry will moderate and with the panel, dissect how narratives from pop culture to campaign ads shape outcomes. They'll also give practical examples for building a narrative of inclusion.

Melissa Harris-Perry
Ai-jen Poo   john powell
Eldar Shafir 
Melissa Harris-Perry Ai-jen Poo john a. powell Eldar Shafir


8:30-10 a.m. PST (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EST)
4008.0 President-Elect's Session: All in All: Achieving Universal Coverage

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the uninsured rate in the United States fell by nearly one-half, and the percentage of people covered reached a record high. This improvement was more pronounced in states like California that expanded Medicaid and manage their Health Insurance Marketplaces.

Pam Aaltonen
Jeanne Lambrew
Peter Lee
Linda Blumberg
Oliver Fein
Pamela Aaltonen  Jeanne M. Lambrew Peter V. Lee Linda Blumberg  Oliver Fein 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PST (1:30-3 p.m. EST)
4130.0 Structured Racism and Privilege: A Root Cause of Health Inequities 

This session defines structural racism as a social determinant of health, describes the impact it has on society and demonstrates ways to address it. The goal of the session is to analyze the link between health equity and structural racism. The panel will review critical race theory, specifically on interest conversion, which challenges us to think of the way our own self-interest informs the work we do in the public health workforce to achieve equity.

Gail Christopher Chandra Ford Rinku Sen Brian Smedley
Gail Christopher Chandra L. Ford Rinku Sen Brian Smedley

1-2:30 p.m. PST (4-5:30 p.m. EST)
4234.0 Transforming Local Communities to Achieve Health Equity

These speakers are advancing health outcomes across communities and will discuss ways that local government, health care organizations and state and national foundations are improving population health. Each will describe first-hand experiences transforming local communities to achieve greater levels of health equity and how they use data and ethical considerations to formulate policy, planning, delivery, financing, research and implementation to improve health and wellness.

Nick Macchione
Sandra Witt
Garth Graham
Donald Schwartz
Nick Macchione  Sandra Witt Garth Graham Donald Schwartz

3-4:30 p.m. PST (6-7:30 p.m. EST)
4327.0 Debunking the Myth: Immigrants as a Public Health Threat
(AJPH session)

U.S. immigrants have been accused of competing with residents for access to health care services and representing a burden and threat to their hosting communities, public health and the economy. The panel will examine the evidence supporting these accusations and review the health of immigrants, their role in the health care and home care workforce, agriculture and as responders after natural and human-made disasters in the present and past.

Alfredo Morabia
Barbara Ferrer
Carlos Ugarte
Amy Lauren Fairchild
Linda Delp 
Alfredo Morabio  Barbara Ferrer Carlos Ugarte  Amy Fairchild Linda Delp


8:30-10 a.m. PST (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EST)
5004.0 Keep us Safe: Focusing our Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

To aid in understanding the relationship between public health and gun violence, the session will include an historical perspective on the public health approach to gun violence prevention in America, what we know and don't know about key firearm issues and the efforts being made to prevent suicide (based on what we know about firearm suicide risk). Speakers will also address the reasons for and the impact of the shift of policy and the public health approach to the state level, the issues surrounding the lack of research on key firearm issues, the translation of research findings to practice and the current role public health plays in addressing this critical public health issue.

Linda Degutis
David Hemenway
Billie Weiss
Adrienne Yancey
Linda Degutis David Hemenway Billie Weiss Adrienne Collins Yancey

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PST (1:30-3 p.m. EST)
5063.0 President's Session — New Voices in the Public Health Workforce: A Dialogue with Millennials

This session is inspired by conversations about millennials that don’t always include them in the context of the public health workforce and the future of public health. Currently, there is a growing gap in the public health workforce as previous generations of workers leave and retire, while disproportionately fewer new workers and graduates enter the public health workforce. Ultimately, we will hear directly from millennials in public health on strategies to effectively engage and capitalize on their contributions, close the workforce gap and advance the field of public health.

Brian Castrucci
Colleen Healy Boufides
Brittany Marshall
Ryan Tingler
Elizabeth Corcoran
Brian Castrucci  Colleen H. Boufides Brittany K. Marshall Ryan Tingler Elizabeth Corcoran

12:30-2 p.m. PST (3:30-5 p.m. EST)
5119.0 Social Media and the Impact on Young People's Health and Well-Being

Social media has exploded in public health as an important tool for engaging the public. This session will explore how important communication tools can be used for health education, discuss the challenges faced when misused and explain how social media can impact young people's mental health.

Carmen Nevarez
Jon-Patrick Allem
Peggy Cramer
Dio Favatas
Carmen Nevarez  Jon-Patrick Allem Shirley Cramer  "Dio" Favatas

2:30-4 p.m. PST (5:30-7 p.m. EST)
5164.0 Closing General Session — Dying too Soon: A Look at Women's Health

This session will explore issues around preventable, premature deaths in American women throughout the lifespan. Topics will include the leading causes such as cardiovascular disease but also deaths stemming from childbirth complications, domestic violence and disparities between ethnic populations.

Pam Aaltonen
Debra Perez
Linda Blount
Michael Liu
Cynthia Lamberth
Pamela Aaltonen Debra Pérez Linda Blount Michael C. Liu  Cynthia D. Lamberth

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