The Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine creates a forum for deliberating important issues in public health and disease prevention and provides information for improving health policies.
The Section brings together people from across the Philadelphia region and from diverse perspectives who care about improving health in the region. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by James Buehler, MD.
The above photo is an image of children receiving diphtheria immunizations in New York City in the 1920s. More information on the image as well as additional historical photographs can be found on the History of Vaccines Gallery.
Thank you to our Institutional Members for their continued support:
-City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health
-La Salle University
-Public Health Management Corporation
-Thomas Jefferson University
-University of Pennsylvania
-University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
-West Chester University
Steering Committee Meeting
The Section's Steering Committee typically meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June, from 8:00am to 9:30am. Section members are invited to call or log in to the meeting. If you would like to join, please email email@example.com. The next meeting is September 9th, 2019, at 8:00am.
Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
Hypertension Prevention and Control
May 15th, 2019 | 5:30-7:00pm
College of Physicians
19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia
Membership in the Section is open to all. Section Members pay annual dues of $50 that go toward the cost of programming and mailings to its members. Membership is free for students.