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 James Buehler, MD.
2017 - 18 SECTION EVENTS
Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
February 28, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
Gun Violence in Philadelphia: Actions and Solutions
Local public health officials, health-care providers, and community advocates come together to discuss the epidemiology of gun violence in Philadelphia, the effects it has on individuals, families, and communities, and innovative approaches to prevention. Speakers to be announced. Reception follows program.
An Overview of Firearm-Related Injury and Death in Philadelphia
Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH
Chief Epidemiologist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
The Philadelphia Model: A Mixed Method and Collaborative Approach to Safe Communities
Shondell D. Revell, MSOL
Executive Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Putting on the White Coats: The Role of Medical Professionals in Policy Advocacy
Shira Goodman, JD
Executive Director, CeaseFirePA
Gun Violence Prevention and Criminal Justice
Robert Reed, JD, MSc
Executive Deputy Attorney General for Public Engagement, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Attending Physician, Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
May 16. 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
Obesity and Its Prevention in Philadelphia
There is little disagreement that obesity is a serious problem in the U.S. However, solutions to prevent obesity are complex and often difficult to put into practice. This Public Health Grand Rounds will bring together experts from the local public health community to discuss how barriers to healthy eating and physical activity can lead to childhood, adolescent, and adult obesity. The discussion will focus on food, physical activity, and built environment policies to help decrease obesity and on the role of health care providers in preventing obesity. Speakers to be announced. Reception follows program.
PUBLIC HEALTH DAY SYMPOSIUM
April 2, 2018
Kick off Public Health Week by joining members of the Philadelphia public health community to learn about innovative programs and research at local hospitals, universities, and community groups. This annual event features quick talks followed by round-table discussions among speakers and attendees. Register to attend HERE.
If you submitted an idea for a presentation, we will be in touch with your shortly about whether your submission was accepted and next steps.
Student Poster Session
May 2, 2018
Each year the Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine sponsors a poster contest for public health students in the Philadelphia area. The call for abstracts is open until 11:59 pm March 18. Students must fill out this Google Form with their identifying information and email their abstract in .doc/x format to their school contact. A sample abstract is here, and the abstract specifications are here.
Public Health Recognition Awards
The Section gives out Public Health Recognition Awards for individuals, organizations, and students each year. A call for nominations for the awards is NOW OPEN. See the criteria here. The list of past winners is here. Email your nomination to Meredith Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those honored in 2017, pictured above, were:
Individual Recognition Award: Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, Jefferson College of Population Health
Organization Recognition Award: La Salle 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.
Free for students: Complete THIS FORM.
Send completed forms to Meredith Sellers at email@example.com.
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