Giloth, Orris Nominated to Fill Role as Speaker of Governing Council

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Giloth, Orris Nominated to Fill Role as Speaker of Governing Council


Candidates for Governing Council speaker will be voted on by Governing Council members at APHA's 135th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in November.

Barbara E. Giloth

BARBARA E. GILOTH, DrPH, MPH, is vice president of program development for the Advocate Charitable Foundation in Park Ridge, Ill. She has worked at the faith-based health system, which includes eight hospitals, two children's hospitals, a large home health agency and 25,000 employees, since 2000, first as director of foundation relations and program development and then as director of program development.

Her public health career includes time as a self-employed health consultant, director of health services research for the Hospital Research and Educational Trust in Chicago, several positions with the American Hospital Association and as patient educator coordinator for the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She also worked for the U.S. Peace Corps as a community health volunteer in Togo, West Africa.

Her work on publications has included co-authoring book chapters and monographs on working with physicians in health promotion, preparing for Medicaid and Medicare managed care, designing outpatient education services for cancer patients and improving community health. She has helped write survey reports on hospital-based health promotion programs and authored articles on topics such as physical function in elderly black women, incentives for planned patient education and management of patient education in hospitals.

Giloth's professional accomplishments include winning the Alan W. Donaldson Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health for academic excellence, leadership and community service, and serving on the steering committee for the 1987 Surgeon General's Conference on Self Help and Public Health. She has worked in her community as a board member of the Illinois Self-Help Coalition and as a board member of Heartland Health Outreach.

Within APHA, she has chaired the Nominating Committee and served on the Education Board and Intersectional Council Steering Committee. She chaired the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, which has honored her for excellence in health education practice, and has served multiple terms on the Governing Council. …

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