The Section on Public Health creates a forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health, and provides information for the development of health policy.
The Section brings together public health professionals from all across the region to study public health problems and assess potential responses. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by Robert G. Sharrar, MD, MSc, FCPP.
2017 - 18 SECTION EVENTS
We're working on details of next academic year's events. But for now, please save the following dates:
October 18, 2017
Preventing Sleep-Related Deaths, a Leading Cause of Post-Neonatal Mortality
February 28, 2018
Gun Violence in Philadelphia
May 16. 2018
Obesity and Its Prevention in Philadelphia
2017 PUBLIC HEALTH RECOGNITION AWARDS
The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine annually recognizes outstanding achievement in the Philadelphia public health community by presenting three awards at the Annual Public Health Student Poster Session. The list of past winners is here. This year, the winners accepted their awards at the May 9 Poster Session. Those honored, pictured above, were:
Individual Recognition Award: Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, Jefferson College of Population Health
Organization Recognition Award: LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center
Student Recognition Award: Alia Salam, Jefferson College of Population Health
Membership in the Section is open to all. Section Members pay dues that go toward the cost of programming and mailings to its members.
Membership Fee: $40, pay dues online HERE.
Fill out and mail in this form to join the Section, or use the link above to join and pay your membership dues online.