Welcome to APHA 2021! IH Section Welcome Message and Program Highlights

Sent on behalf of our IH Section Chair, Dr. Padmini Murthy

Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope you are doing fine and it’s unbelievable that this is our 2nd annual meeting after the onset of the COVID pandemic – one of the most challenging and devastating public health crises of our times. This year the annual meeting is a hybrid one and I look forward to interacting with you at our IH Section Business Meeting on Sunday, October 24th from 8:30 am – 9:15 am MST followed by the Open House. All members are welcome to attend the Business Meeting even if you aren’t registered for the meeting. For the Zoom link, check your APHA IH section list-serv email or log-in to our list-serv email at http://connect.apha.org/welcome.htm

Even though these events are virtual, this provides us an opportunity to connect with each other. We have our IH Networking awards and reception virtually as well on Monday, October 25th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm MST. Please attend the reception and network with your peers and congratulate the section award winners.

We also have an amazing IH luncheon speaker – Dr Kristi Ebi from University Of Washington on Wednesday, October 27 from 12 pm – 2 pm MST

Our program chairs Theresa Majeski and Samer Jabbour have organized an excellent and robust scientific program and I strongly encourage you to attend as many programs as possible.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to the chairs / co-chairs of the IH committees and working groups, the governing councilors, section councilors, past president, chair elect, secretary, (both incoming and outgoing), Vina Hulamm – APHA’s global health manger and the IH section liaison, our treasurer and the section historian for their dedication and commitment to the IH section and APHA.
I would like to congratulate all the newly elected section and governing councilors and look forward to working with you all.

Finally, kudos to all the IH members who have been working in their communities in the US and globally who have contributed to the COVID-19 response and relief work with commitment and dedication. The section leadership and members have also been at the forefront in bringing to the attention of the APHA leadership the various ongoing global public health crises.

Thank you for your great work and look forward to working with you in the year to come!

In Health, Human Rights and Peace
Padmini Murthy MD, MPH
IH Section Chair

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APHA Annual Meeting 2021
International Health Program Highlights

Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Working Group Pre-Conference Event –
Diverse Partnerships Transform Community Health – Partnership Planning for Scalable Solutions
Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diverse-partnerships-transform-health-participative-planning-tickets-163495903649

Global Maternal and Child Health Network Business Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM MT

International Health Advocacy and Policy Committee Business Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT

International Health Section Open House
Sunday, October 24, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM MT
Please join us for a chance to get to know more about our section, and hear about opportunities to get involved in section activities.

International Health Section Business Meeting
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM MT
For the Zoom link, check your APHA IH section list-serv email or log-in to our list-serv email at http://connect.apha.org/welcome.htm

Climate Change and Health Working Group Business Meeting
Sunday, October 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MT

International Abortion Working Group
Sunday, October 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

International Health Student Committee Meet and Greet / Coffee Hour
Sunday, October 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

International Health Section Virtual Social and Awards Reception
Monday, October 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MT
Join us for a fun night of networking and a short awards ceremony to recognize outstanding members who have contributed in an important way to global health and our section. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2021/meetingapp.cgi/Session/64607

Palestine Health Justice Working Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

International Health Virtual Luncheon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

View the entire International Health program here: https://apha.confex.com/apha/2021/meetingapp.cgi/Program/2084

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