Magazine article The Nation's Health

Executive Board Approves Two Forums, New SPIG

Magazine article The Nation's Health

Executive Board Approves Two Forums, New SPIG

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APHA now has two new forums and a Special Primary Interest Group among its membership groups.

APHA's Executive Board in May approved the creation of the Family Violence and Prevention Forum and the Trade and Health Forum as well as the Health Informatics and Information Technology SPIG.

The two forums are APHA's first in the new forum member group category. Approved by APHA's Governing Council in December 2005, forums provide opportunities for Sections and SPIGs to formally organize around a topic that may not be adequately addressed through a single Section or SPIG.

The Family Violence and Prevention Forum has a goal of addressing family violence prevention, including violent and abusive acts against a child, parent, sibling or other family member, while the Trade and Health Forum will address the impact of international trade agreements on public health. APHA's Intersectional Council recommended creating the two new forums following a review of applications from members interested in the two issues.

Also joining the ranks of APHA's member groups is the Health Informatics and Information Technology SPIG, which is the Association's eighth SPIG. The new SPIG has a goal of improving public health and facilitating prevention through information technology and informatics.

Members who want to join either of the new APHA forums or the SPIG should call (202) 777-2485 or e-mail tanisha.battle@ apha.org.

Board, council discuss budget, APHA dues

Executive Board members spent some of their time in Washington, D.C., visiting with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill. Board members advocated on behalf of APHA and public health on issues such as public health funding and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Also during its May meeting, the Executive Board approved a budget for the Association's 2008 fiscal year, which began in July. …

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