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APHA 2019 Annual Meeting – Building and Sustaining Strong Partnerships Between Health Departments and Academia

Category: Program

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Start Date: 11/4/2019

End Date: 11/4/2019

Looking for opportunities to enhance the capacity of your organization? Interested in building stronger partnerships across organizations? Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting to explore academic health department (AHD) partnerships and connect with colleagues active in this area.
AHD partnerships – formal affiliations between health departments and academic institutions – can offer the organizations involved numerous benefits, enhancing public health education and training, facilitating community-focused research, improving services, and achieving Public Health Accreditation Board and Council on Education for Public Health accreditation. AHD partnerships can serve as sites for joint education, research, and practice, enabling the practice and academic communities to work together to develop the current and future public health workforce, build the evidence base for public health, and better deliver the Essential Public Health Services.
This interactive session will bring together individuals working in organizations involved in AHD partnerships and those interested in this collaborative model of public health to discuss the current status of AHD partnerships and what is working to build and sustain these partnerships. Session participants will have the opportunity to both hear from AHD experts and interact with each other about experiences with AHD partnerships, successes, challenges, and strategies for moving toward stronger collaboration. Resources available through the AHD Learning Community for establishing and strengthening partnerships will also be shared to support organizations in expanding capacity to improve community health.
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APHA 2019 Annual Meeting – Building and Sustaining Strong Partnerships Between Health Departments and Academia