2019 Theme — Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.
As public health professionals in the 21st century, we strive to create the healthiest nation. We build on three core principles that guide our work — science, to identify ways to prevent and treat disease, and to make the healthy choice the easy choice; action, to use our minds, our hearts, our feet, our experience and our diversity, collectively, to promote change and defeat health challenges; and health, to ensure health equity and access to care for everyone, in every community.
Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthier nation. In light of today’s most pressing health issues, science and advocacy are the keys to developing health equity to improve the lives of people locally, nationally and worldwide.
APHA brings together people and organizations who make a difference from the global level to the local level including:
- past surgeons general.
- top health organizations from around the world.
- state and local health departments.
- advocates and emerging leaders in public health.
- university faculty.
- and, public health professionals like you who are helping to create the healthiest nation!
Convince your employer that APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo is the place to be!
Your experience at the meeting is equal parts educational and engaging. Our goal is for you to leave the meeting feeling inspired. With the knowledge you gain from the Annual Meeting, you’ll be eager to tackle the challenges in your organization with the latest trends and best practices. Complete this justification letter (Word file) and share it with your supervisor to prove the value of attending the meeting.