Save the Date for the American Public Health Association 2012 Midyear Meeting
Building on the success of our Midyear Meeting in June 2011, the American Public Health Association will once again bring together public health professionals to address the opportunities and challenges of today's public health system. Mark your calendar for The New Public Health - Rewiring for the Future, June 26-28 in Charlotte, NC.
The public health system delivers essential services that protect the health of communities and brings enormous value to creating a healthy nation. But the public health system is confronting a crisis: declining budgets, more demands, an aging and shrinking workforce and a lack of understanding of the role of public health by the public, opinion leaders and policy-makers. We must come together to discuss the changing needs and demands in an effort to face these issues and seize new opportunities.
Topics discussed will include:
- innovative programs
- workforce development
- health information technology
- new funding strategies
- public health messaging
- integration with primary care
- partnership opportunities
Attendees will leave the APHA Midyear Meeting with the educational, policy and advocacy tools needed for keeping up with and anticipating the changes that will be necessary to "rewire" the public health infrastructure.
Registration and Housing will open on February 22. Discounted hotel rooms will be available with a negotiated hotel. Details will be available in early February.
For more information go to www.apha.org/Midyear.
Charlotte, North Carolina - A perfect home for the APHA Midyear Meeting
With an airport voted as one of the best in the country, flying into Charlotte is a breeze. Over 650 flights travel in and out of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport each day making travel easy for public health professionals traveling to the Midyear Meeting. Book your flights today using the Midyear Meeting attendee discount code for American Airlines. Book online at www.aa.com/group and use discount code 4362DH to save.
The city of Charlotte combines Carolina charm with cosmopolitan flair. After a day of meetings experience Charlotte's eclectic dining options that include Southern classics, French-inspired fine dining and locally sourced farm-to-fork fare. Culinary creations in Charlotte represent the New South flavor in a modern Southern City. Take time to enjoy the natural beauty and moderate temperatures of Charlotte. A city full of culture and adventure there is something for everyone. For more information and things to do in Charlotte visit http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/.