APHA Live provides virtual access to APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting. This is the perfect tool to hear from leaders in the field and learn best practices. If you attended the Annual Meeting, you can still purchase APHA Live to earn additional continuing education credits or catch sessions you missed.

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APHA Live covers the Opening General Session, the Monday General Session and six special sessions. See the schedule of sessions below.

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Non-Member Fee: $199
Group Registration: $399

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You can earn up to 9 free Continuing Education credits in each of the following:
CHES — Certified Health Education Specialist
CME — Continuing Medical Education
CNE — Continuing Nursing Education
CPH — Certified in Public Health
OP — Other Professional (check with your licensing/certification board to see if they accept CME for Non-Physician)


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Sunday, Noon–1:30 p.m. – Opening General Session

This session kicks off the meeting and APHA Live with an exciting presentation from Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her presentation will focus on the work of Planned Parenthood and their effort to provide health care for underrepresented populations.

       Cecile Richards      
  Cecile Richards,
  Planned Parenthood
Colorado Gov.
John Hickenlooper 
CPHA President
Brian Turner 


Monday, 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. - 3015.0 The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World – Royal Society for Public Health Session (1.5 CE credits)

In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities, policies and interventions must not be confined to the health care system — they need to address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. The evidence shows that economic circumstances are important but are not the only drivers of health inequalities. 

Michael Marmot  Fiona Sim  Karen Desalvo  Thomas Quade  Duncan Stephenson 
 Michael Marmot Fiona Sim Karen DeSalvo Thomas Quade Duncan Stephenson 

Monday, 10:30 a.m.–Noon - 3122.0  Racism: A Global View — APHA President Session (1.5 CE credits)

What can we learn from anti-racism work in other nations?  And how can we use the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination to support anti-racism work in the United States? This session will engage anti-racism scholars from the United States, Brazil, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and South Africa in discussing: 1) country-specific challenges in naming, measuring and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of each nation; and 2) global strategies for advancing anti-racism work.

Camara Jones
Anthony Iton
Jurema Werneck
Donna Cormack
Allen Herman
Ejim Dike
Camara Jones Anthony Iton Jurema Werneck Donna Cormack Allen Herman  Ejim Dike 

Monday, 12:30–2 p.m. - 3222.0 Vital Directions: Prescriptions for Our Future  — APHA Past-President Session (1.5 CE credits)

Designed to continue discussions that were started last year at the APHA President's Session, this session will address lessons learned, specific public health challenges and opportunities, with a focus on creating health equity and rebuilding public health infrastructure. Panelists will describe their experiences working both in health care systems and as state health officials and how the challenges and opportunities for systems transformation link to APHA's vision for Creating the Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

Headshot of Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
 Michael McGinnis Richard Platt
Georges Benjamin
Shiriki Kumanyika  Michael McGinnis Richard Platt  Georges Benjamin 

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – The CDC: Disease Detectives to the World

Current and former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide attendees with insight on what it's like to guide the extraordinary work of the CDC. Join us in hearing about the achievements of this important agency through the eyes of the amazing leaders who have been privileged to serve.

 Thomas Frieden  Julie Gerberding  Jeffrey Koplan  David Satcher
 Tom Frieden Julie Gerberding Jeffrey Koplan David Satcher


Tuesday, 8:30–10 a.m. —  4011.0 Health in No Policies: Flint’s Water Crisis, Discrimination and the Politics of Urban Infrastructure — APHA President-Elect Session (1.5 CE credits)

Findings from the two primary on-the-ground research teams studying the Flint Water Crisis (Dr. Marc Edwards' Virginia Tech team and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s Michigan State/Hurley team) showcase the consequences of austerity politics on public health. We will highlight not only the severity of the public health problem, but also examine policy recommendations meant to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring in the future. We will ultimately share what public health can contribute by better understanding on-the-ground 'warning signs’'and advocating for infrastructure, land use, and public participation improvements in communities with legacy infrastructure. 

Richard Sadler Jennifer Carerra Siddhartha Roy Yanna Lambrindou
Richard Sadler  Jennifer Carerra Siddhartha Roy Yanna Lambrindou

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.–Noon — 4103.0 The Public Health Workforce: Building the Future (1.5 CE credits)

This panel of experts and architects of the competencies, skills and training necessary for the public health workforce will conduct a lively interactive discussion on where the field is now, what new initiatives are on the horizon, and how public health practitioners in academia, governmental public health, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sectors can come together to build the best public health workforce of the future.

Bill Keck
Donna Peterson
Ron Bialek
Edward Hunter
Rickard Kurz
Bill Keck  Donna Peterson Ron Bialek Edward Hunter Richard Kurz

Tuesday, 12:30–2 p.m.  — 4209.0 Zika: The Next Pandemic? (1.5 CE credits)

Zika is unique among recent emerging infectious disease in its stealthiness, multiple modes of transmission, and significant impacts among the most vulnerable in society – particularly pregnant women and their offspring. The potential for immediate and long-standing impacts on U.S. infants and others is beginning to escalate with local transmission "hot spots" emerging and births of infants with Zika-related microcephaly. Insufficient preparedness funding presents its own public health crisis. In this session, speakers from federal, state and local governments address the newest findings and many public health challenges presented by the continued spread of Zika virus.

James Hodge Anne Schuchat Leah Colton Umair Shah
James Hodge  Anne Schuchat  Leah Colton  Umair Shah


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