APHA Climate Changes Health, Pre-Conference Summit, November 4

Climate Changes Health: Ensuring Environmental Justice Underlies Public Health’s Climate Change Work
A Pre-Conference Summit of the APHA Environment Section
November 4, 2017
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
This event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.

This pre-conference workshop is an opportunity for approximately 100 leading EJ leaders and public health practitioners, scholars, and students to advance work towards climate justice. The day will include: 1) storytelling from environmental justice (EJ) leaders about lessons learned in their climate change work, 2) lightning talks to share data, tools, approaches, and resources, 3) facilitated roundtable networking to inform local climate planning efforts in ways that prioritize EJ issues, and 4) a reception and poster session to end the day.

– If you are also interested in presenting a lightning talk or poster, please see additional details and complete this call for presentations here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctZ65klGc9iVegfLIUtQ7chBkF3ZWSbhFXYUBoD_YXuwvRNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

– We have funding for six $500 scholarships for students from backgrounds that are historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in college. If you are interested in attending the pre-conference summit and APHA’s annual meeting with this support, please see additional details and apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePaBZUd6IhLIWYk5tZ-QaY8QGcgv_woC7YwoFf5M5Wo71vcA/viewform?usp=sf_link

This event is possible due to the generous support of the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan and the Turner Foundation.

CUGH Webinar: Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), August 8

Consortium of Universities for Global Health is pleased to present:


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11:30am to 12:30pm ET


WEBINAR | Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disease knows no borders. CDC's global activities protect Americans from major health threats such as Ebola, Zika, and pandemic influenza and adverse economic impact. CDC detects and controls outbreaks at their source, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. As importantly, CDC helps other countries build capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats through its work. The knowledge and lessons learned from CDC's work abroad are critical to our public health efforts at home, and to protecting Americans.

CDC works in more than 60 countries, working with ministries of health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and many other partners on the front lines where outbreaks may occur. It addresses global health crises that can extend beyond the health sector to contribute to creating more stable societies, including the growing burden of non-communicable diseases.

Join Dr. Hamid Jafari, CDC Center for Global Health Principal Deputy Director, as he walks us through the structure and activities of CDC's global health center in the United States and abroad. Dr. Jafari's presentation will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A session.

Space is limited so please register now.


|  Speaker  |
Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hamid Jafari, MD
Principal Deputy Director, Center for Global Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Jafari is currently serving as the Principal Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Until February, 2016, Dr. Jafari was the Director of Global Polio Eradication at World Health Organization Headquarters, Geneva and the overall leader of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Before this appointment, Dr. Jafari served as the Project Manager of World Health Organization's National Polio Surveillance Project in India (2007-2012). As Project Manager of NPSP, he was the main technical advisor to the Government of India in the implementation of the nation's large scale polio eradication, measles control and routine immunization activities and directed WHO's extensive network of more than 2000 field staff.

Previously, Dr. Jafari has served as Director of the Global Immunization Division at the CDC, Atlanta, USA. He has also served as the Medical Officer for Polio Eradication in the Regional Office of WHO for Eastern Mediterranean in Egypt on assignment from CDC.

Dr. Jafari is a graduate of CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program, Class of 1992.  He obtained his MBBS degree from Sind Medical College, Karachi University. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and his Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Jafari completed a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Jafari has published more than 70 scientific papers and book chapters on pathogenesis of infectious diseases, polio eradication and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

|  Moderator  |
Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hon. Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC.

Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada's House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada's Parliamentary Secretary for Defense.  In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.

Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country's civil war. He has travelled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 27 times. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 160 published editorial pieces, has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio and has spoken at conferences around the world. He is a board member of the Global Health Council, Jane Goodall Institute and Annals of Global Health.  He is an advisor for the Int'l Cancer Expert Corps, Global Sepsis Alliance and McGill University's Global Health Program and a member of the Lancet-ISMMS Commission on Pollution and Health.

Scaling Up Climate Services: Lessons from East Africa, Adaptation Community Meeting, July 20

Effectively scaling up climate services requires solid investment in observations, usable climate data, the development of demand–driven products, and the tools to use processed data. One-off climate service pilots are important to test new ideas, but a more strategic approach is needed to reach scale.

USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project brought together key partners including national meteorological and hydrological services (NHMS), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), FEWS NET/USGS, and Tetra Tech to develop demand-driven tools to develop and improve East African climate services.

This month’s Adaptation Community Meeting will highlight the experience working with these partners, which has included the development of improved climate data sets and products with national meteorological services while also establishing user interface processes in multiple sectors and with multiple applications to maximize uptake and use.

Registration deadline: Jul 20, 2017
Date: Jul 20, 2017 4:00PM to 5:30PM EDT


John Parker is a water resources management specialist, currently serving as Deputy Director of USAID’s Sustainable Water Partnership. Previous roles have included Senior Technical Advisor of USAID/East Africa’s PREPARED Program, Team Leader for a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Honduras, and Deputy Director for a regional USAID watershed management program in Central America. He has led research on water resources management, climate change adaptation and food security, and has published in leading journals, including World Development, Food Security, and Water International. He is a graduate of Tufts University’s interdisciplinary Water Program and holds dual graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


Chemonics International, Inc.
1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Detailed directions are available at: http://www.chemonics.com/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx

To join remotely:
Online webinar – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1307385679763801858

Webinar Invitation: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System

You’re invited to attend!

Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System

June 8 from 1:30–3 p.m. EDT                                        

The National Environmental Health Partnership Council and the American Public Health Association are proud to present a live conversation on Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System on June 8 from 1:30–3 p.m. EDT. We all deserve to live in healthy environments with clean air to breathe, clean water to drink and free from physical hazards. This webinar will bring to life the Environmental Health Playbook: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System report compiled by the National Environmental Health Partnership Council – a group of environmental health thought leaders. Experts from the environmental health workforce, academia and policy will showcase various aspects that come together to produce an environmental health system. Register today.

  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association


  • Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University, Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment


  • Surili Sutaria Patel, MS, Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association
  • Charles D. Treser, MPH, DAAS, Executive Director, Association of Environmental, Health Academic Programs, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington
  • Jack Rayburn, MPH, Senior Government Relations Manager, Trust for America’s Health
  • David T. Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, Executive Director and CEO, National Environmental Health Association

Stay involved! Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtags #APHAwebinar and #EH4All. The National Environmental Health Partnership Council strives to support healthy people by working for healthier environments. Find out more, please visit www.apha.org/nehpc.

This webinar was funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Event Invitation: Community Meeting on the Implementation Guidance for the Mexico City Policy, May 10

Global Health Council invites you to a Community Meeting on the Implementation Guidance for the Mexico City Policy

May 10, 2017
9:00-11:00 am ET

1300 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/MCPmeeting

In anticipation of the release of the implementation guidance for the Mexico City Policy (also known as the global gag rule), Global Health Council invites you to join us for a community discussion around updated analyses and available resources. We will be joined by speakers from Kaiser Family Foundation, CSIS, PAI, and others to discuss impact and next steps and to answer questions.

In person attendance of advocates, implementers, and grant/development staff is strongly encouraged. In the event that the release is delayed, we will postpone the meeting.