Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Dr Hodge Delivers Statement Stateside

Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Dr Hodge Delivers Statement Stateside

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SOCIETY NEWS

Society Chairman, Dr Selwyn Hodge FRSH, delivered this year's RSPH lecture at the 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Washington DC in November.

Dr Hodge's lecture took the title 'The Effects of Education and Social Care Policies on Child and Adolescent Health in the UK'.

'It was an inspiring experience attending the APHA,' said Dr Hodge. 'APHA members are passionately engaged with the issues and with their association.

'My lecture provoked some debate, and I was very pleased to draw such a crowd given that there were 100 other sessions taking place at the same time!'

Dr Hodge was installed as an Honorary Member of the APHA to mark the long-standing relationship between the APHA and the RSPH. In turn, Dr Hodge installed the President of the APHA, Dr Deborah Klein Walker as an Honorary Fellow of the Society. This exchange took place during the Awards Ceremony, which honoured the achievements of some of America's most distinguished public health figures.

The APHA's most prestigious award, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal, went to its former Executive Director Mohammad N Akhter, MD, to recognise his 30 years of dedication to public health. …

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