Many of you will be attending our (sold out) Fall Conference and Annual Meeting on Tuesday. We look forward to your participation! For those of you that can't make it- here's a link to the Conference Brochure (give it time to load- it's a big file).
Our AzPHA Annual Meeting will begin immediately after the conference- at 4pm. We'll be holding our annual awards ceremony at the beginning of the Annual Meeting.
Here's a link to our Annual Members Meeting Packet. In it you'll see the Members Meeting agenda as well as the winners of our annual awards. We'll be recogninzing Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman with our Policymaker of the Year Award for her commitment to using evidence based public policy to keep kids healthy in Arizona schools.
We'll also be thanking our outgoing Board Members: Marcus Johnson, Eddie Sissons, Lauren Savaglio Battles, and Adrienne Lent for their service to AzPHA.
We'll also be recognizing our new Board Members:
Kim Van Pelt: Vice President
Eric Tomlon: Professional Development
Carolyn (Carly) Camplaign: Student Representative
Zaida Dedolph: Director of Public Policy
Thanks to all of you that voted and approved this year's Resolution: Preventing Firearm Violence in the Community and Schools.
We look forward to your participation at the Annual Meeting!
Note about AzPHA Resolutions:
Many of AzPHA's public health priorities are driven by Resolutions that are approved by our members. AzPHA has dozens of Resolutions in place dating back to the 1930s. They are all available on our Members Only site.
Early resolutions focused on the importance of food safety regulations, tuberculosis control, family planning, and other contemporary public health issues.
More recent Resolutions have focused on support for addressing the Opioid epidemic, certifying community health workers, and addressing electronic cigarettes. Our Resolutions are important to us because they set our public health advocacy priorities.
AzPHA Resolutions stay in place until and unless the Members vote to remove or update a Resolution. There is a process for developing new Resolutions. Resolutions are developed by AzPHA Members and are forwarded to the Board for review.
The Board reviews the Resolution and votes whether to forward the Resolution to the Members for approval. Proposed Resolutions can be voted on electronically before the Annual Meeting or they can be voted on in-person at the Annual Meeting. After approval of the resolutions, final copies are posted on the members only portion of our website.