APHA’s Annual Meeting is always packed with interesting and cutting-edge research, presentations, and perspectives on a range of public health issues. It can be difficult to pick and choose which sessions to attend. The staff of the de Beaumont Foundation have a few recommendations that feature our programs, partners, and priorities.

Workforce Trends

The Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey (PH WINS) is the only nationally representative source of data about the governmental public health workforce. Attend this session for an overview of PH WINS, to understand how the public health workforce views their role in Public Health 3.0 and for a deep dive into creativity and innovation in the public health workforce. Or check out “Voices from 47,000 public health practitioners: Findings from the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.”

Community Partnerships: What Works

Catherine Patterson, de Beaumont’s Managing Director of Urban Health and Policy, will present on the experiences and learnings from the BUILD Health Challenge, a multi-funder program that attempts to effect systems change by making place-based grants that support multi-sector partnerships. Shelley Hearne, president of CityHealth, is part of two sessions (here and here) focusing on rankings and measurement tools for population health improvement.

40 Under 40

We can’t wait to see these presentations from emerging leaders who are among the first group of “40 Under 40 in Public Health.” Several 40 Under 40 honorees are presenting or having their work presented at the annual meeting ⁠—attend these sessions to hear from young emerging leaders in the field.


Don’t miss the second annual Tweetup, on Nov. 5, which the de Beaumont Foundation is hosting with APHA. Food and drinks start at 5:00pm, with a lively Twitter chat kicking off at 5:30pm. If you have colleagues who won’t be at the meeting, please encourage them to participate virtually. Get more information and RSVP so we can send you a reminder.

Highlights at a Glance

Nov. 4


3061.0: Special Session: Communicating Science to Lay Audiences (organized by HCWG)


3132.0: Importance of Multi-Sector, Place-Based Initiatives to Achieve Health Equity: Lessons Learned from Funders and Promise Neighborhood Grantee Cities


3242.0 – Strategies for Training the Future Health Care Workforce


3279.0: Public Health Agencies’ Use of Innovative Communicative Approaches for Improving Public Health (organized by HCWG)

Nov. 5


4141.0: Environmental Justice Perspectives on Climate Resilience


4251.0: Voices from 47,000 Public Health Practitioners: Findings from the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey


4262.0: The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court: Litigating an Epidemic


4221.2: Health Rankings: A Tool for Data Driven Population Health Improvement


4404.0: Current Considerations for the Public Health Workplace and Workforce


4383.0: Measurement and Targets for Healthy People 2030: Improving Health and Well-Being in All Policies, Systems, and Approaches


APHA/de Beaumont Tweetup at the Arch Street Bridge near the social media wall


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