CHHS Faculty and Staff Attend American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo

CHHS Faculty and Staff Attend American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo

On Nov. 4-8, CHHS faculty and staff attended the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

The theme for this year’s conference was Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health. APHA's annual meeting theme is decided each year to provide direction for the general session, scientific sessions, exhibiting companies and design. Many of the scientific sessions focus on the theme, but the sessions cover all aspects of public health.

APHA brings thousands of public health professionals together each year, including past surgeon generals, heads of health organizations around the world, leaders from state health departments, and professors and deans from the leading public health schools and programs.

On Nov. 5, CHHS Public Health Studies Assistant Professor, Hannah Catalano and Public Health Studies student, Lindsay Caster presented a poster on their research project, “Testing a theory of planned behavior based model in predicting HPV vaccine series completion among college students.”

The project was a collaborative effort with East Carolina University Communication Studies Assistant Professor, Keith Richards and George Mason University Doctoral student, Katherine Hyatt Hawkins.

Their research was recently accepted for publication in The Health Educator journal. To learn more about their APHA poster, click here.

Additionally, Emory University Region IV Public Health Training Center hosted the Public Health Learning Network Learning Exchange.

Public Health Training Centers across the nation joined together to discuss best practices, collaboration and next steps for the centers. Center for Healthy Communities & N.C. Public Health Training Center Coordinator, Leah Mayo represented CHHS at the Learning Exchange.