Magazine article The Nation's Health

Get Involved Now in Association Leadership: Nominations Being Accepted for APHA Committees, Boards

Magazine article The Nation's Health

Get Involved Now in Association Leadership: Nominations Being Accepted for APHA Committees, Boards

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APHA members who want to help guide the Association in its public health mission are now being sought for leadership roles.

APHA's boards and committees, which address a range of public health and Association issues, are seeking new members. The groups that are in need of new members include bodies such as the Education Board, Publications Board and Committee on Affiliates.

Because APHA is a member-driven organization, committee and board members are responsible for important Association decisions, such as charting a course for implementing APHA policies, advising on member recruitment, selecting award winners and overseeing books published by APHA. More details on duties, requirements and time commitments for each group or position are available on the APHA Web site.

To be considered for service on APHA boards or committees, APHA members can nominate themselves or others. All nominees must be current APHA members and appointments will be made in the fall.

For full details on committees and boards, including information on details and terms, instructions on how to submit nominations or to download the nomination form, visit

Nominations sought for APHA offices

APHA members interested in serving in the Association's highest offices are also being encouraged to step forward and submit themselves for consideration.

APHA will be holding elections in 2009 for its president-elect, three vice presidents and three positions on the Executive Board. APHA's Nominating Committee will officially decide the nomination slate, but members are encouraged to suggest people--either themselves or others--for consideration.

All elected APHA officers must be able to commit for a full term of service: The presidency requires three years in office, with one year as president-elect, one as president and one as immediate past president. The three vice presidents--representing the United States; Canada; and Latin America and the Caribbean--serve for one year, while Executive Board members serve for four years.

Except for the vice presidents, all officer candidates must be APHA members. The Nominating Committee's election slate for officers will be announced during the summer, after which members will have a chance to nominate by petition. The Governing Council will elect officers at APHA's 137th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Full information on duties and responsibilities of elected APHA officers as well as nomination information can be accessed online at gov/nomination.

Submissions due by March 31, 2009

All new committee and board members will begin their terms of service at the close of APHA's 137th Annual Meeting, which will be held Nov. 7-11 in Philadelphia. …

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