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SCR 62 Press Conference

Dr. Mark Horton, former Director of the California Department of Public Health, represented the California Public Health Associaton-North at the press conference recognizing June 21st as Asking Saves Kids (ASK) day. California State Senator Richard Pan, a pediatrician, introduced a Resolution (SCR 62) http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fac…/billTextClient.xhtml…, which passed the California State Senate that proclaims June 21, 2017

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Joint CPHA-N / APHA Memberships Ended June 30

The American Public Health Association ended its Joint Membership Program on June 30, 2016.  We felt the Joint Member Program was a huge success and we are disappointed APHA has made the decision to end it. Over 90% of CPHA-N’s membership took advantage of the Joint Member Program, representing the highest percentage of all the Joint Membership Program pilot

CPHA-N@UCSF Dental Students Give Kids A Smile 2016—from ADA News

Balloons: Dr. Krunal Sherathiya and a patient pose for a photo during a Give Kids A Smile event organized by the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry’s chapter of the California Public Health Association – North. The Feb. 6 event involved over 100 student volunteers, including 29 UCSF staff and faculty volunteers, to provide

Editor’s Note from Glenn Hildebrand

For the past decade I’ve had the pleasure of sharing copies of the CPHA-N Emailer Newsletter with all of our members and friends. I am moving out of state and will not be able to continue the preparation and distribution of the newsletter. My thanks to all of you who have helped keep this stream

Welcome Gary Najarian, new president of CPHA-N!

Please welcome Gary M. Najarian, MSW as CPHA-N President for 2016. Gary served as President-Elect on the Governing Council throughout 2015.  He is employed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

CPHA-N’s Governing Council Has Seats for Student Representatives

The Governing Council is the “board of directors” for the Association. For each academic program with which CPHA-N has a formal relationship (UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Touro University, San Jose State School of Nursing), we have seats on our Governing Council for academic or administrative representation and student representation.  We appoint one student

J O I N  your local professional public health organization – California Public Health Association – North! 

For more detailed information please visit our Membership Page Member Categories include:   Regular Annual Membership          $55 Retired/Community Health Wkr      $25 Students enrolled in PH program    Free Institutional/Corporate:  Place your organization in the mainstream of public health! Contact Adele Amodeo, MPH, Executive Director for details at  aamodeo@phi.org Join online at our Membership Page. or mail to: 555 12th

JOIN CPHA-N, your local professional public health organization!

J O I N  your local professional public health organization—California Public Health Association—North! Member Categories (For more detailed information please visit our Membership Page )  Regular Annual Membership—$55 Retired/Community Health Worker—$25 Students enrolled in Public Health program—Free Institutional/Corporate Memberships Place your organization in the mainstream of public health Contact Adele Amodeo, MPH, Executive Director for details at  aamodeo@phi.org Join

Your CPHA-N  Newsletter—Helping you to stay informed

The CPHA-N  E-MAILER Newsletter is distributed each month to our roster of members and thousands of public health leaders and students throughout the state.  Our communication efforts also include our frequently updated website PLUS Facebook and Twitter. Let us help you spread the word about your special public health programs and events. Send your news

Annual Meeting Follow-up

CPHA-N ANNUAL MEETING Health and Dignity in Aging: California Public Health Perspectives The CPHA-N Annual Meeting was held on April 24th in Oakland, Sacramento and Fresno. The program brought together members and public health professionals from across the region to focus on the public health aspects of Aging. Outstanding speakers and panelists explored the complex

Your CPHA-N Leaders for 2015

Here is the roster of CPHA-N Leadership for the coming year. These superb public health professionals serve on the Governing Council, volunteering their time and expertise to maintain the business, operations and programs of your association. In addition, during the course of the year, students from many area public health programs participate on the Governing Council

CPHA-N Advocacy Efforts—Wins and Losses

CPHA-N’s legislative efforts moved into high gear the week of June 10th. In coordination with CPATH, we worked to inform members and friends about the need to contact their national representatives re the efforts taking place to fast track approval of the global trade pact. The Administration pushed hard to get this approved despite the

CPHA-N Signs on to Subway Campaign, to limit antibiotics use in meat and poultry

CPHA-N has joined a campaign to pressure the Subway restaurant chain to “join our quest for concrete action on antibiotics use in their meat and poultry supply chain. We kicked off the effort with nearly 60 signatories from health, environmental, welfare, consumer and other public interest organizations in a letter calling for action to reduce antibiotics. The letter

J O I N  your local professional public health organization—California Public Health Association-North

Member Categories include:  (For more detailed information please visit our Membership page) Regular Annual Membership          $55 Retired/Community Health Wkr      $25 Students enrolled in PH program    Free Institutional/Corporate:  Place your organization in the mainstream of public health! Contact Adele Amodeo, MPH, Executive Director for details at  aamodeo@phi.org Join CPHA-N online at our Membership page or mail to: 555 12th Street- 10th Floor,  Oakland, CA 94607

Alert:  Planning for CPHA-N 2016 Annual Meeting

Members will be receiving an email letter inviting their interest in the planning of next year’s annual meeting. Please note and respond to this special communication when it comes your way.

Join CPHA-N, your local professional public health organization

Member Categories include: Regular Annual Membership          $55 Retired/Community Health Wkr      $25 Students enrolled in PH program    Free Institutional/Corporate:  Place your organization in the mainstream of public health! For details, contact Adele Amodeo, MPH, Executive Director at aamodeo@phi.org See our Membership page for options in joining CPHA-N, with or without a Joint Membership in APHA

CPHA-N Supports SB 140 to Keep E-cigarettes Away from Minors

CPHA-N has written a letter of support in favor of California Senate Bill 140, which “would change the Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act’s definition of tobacco products to include electronic devices, such as electronic cigarettes, that deliver nicotine or other vaporized liquids and make furnishing such a tobacco product to a minor a

CPHA-N Supports SB 792 Requiring Immunization for Child Care Workers

CPHA-N has written a letter of support for California Senate Bill 792, which “would require child care workers in day care centers and preschools to be immunized according to the schedule for routine adult immunizations, as recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). “By mandating child care workers

Robert Benjamin, MD, MPH named 2015 Immunization Champion

The Board of Directors of the California Immunization Coalition (CIC) presented the  2015 Natalie J. Smith, MD Immunization Champion Award to Robert Benjamin, MD, MPH at the Immunization Summit on Monday April 27th in Sacramento. CPHA-N extends its congratulations to Dr. Benjamin on this most deserved honor.  He is the immediate past President of CPHA-N.

Presentations from 2015 Annual Meeting

Health and Dignity in Aging: California Public Health Perspectives The CPHA-N Annual Meeting was held on April 24th in Oakland, Sacramento and Fresno. The program brought together members and public health professionals from across the region to focus on the public health aspects of Aging. Outstanding speakers and panelists explored the complex facets and faces

CPHA-N Sends Letter of Support for SB 185, Opposing Use of Coal to Produce Electricity

CPHA-N has sent a letter of support in favor of SB 185, which will require CalPERS and the State Teachers Retirement Fund to divest their investments in publicly traded companies that mine coal used for the generation of electricity. The letter, addressed to California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon, reads in part: “Coal combustion generates

CPHA-N Supports Senate Bill to Increase Use of Renewable Energy Sources

CPHA-N has signed onto a letter of support for State Senate Bill 350, which will encourage an increase in the use of renewable energy in California to 50% by 2030. 19 other health organizations joined in the letter, which was sent recently to Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Senator Mark Leno. The letter states in

CPHA-N Supports Senate Bill to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions to Vaccination

CPHA-N has sent State Senator Richard Pan a letter of support for Senate Bill 277, in an effort to encourage vaccinations against communicable diseases. Existing law prohibits the governing authority of a school or other institution from unconditionally admitting any person as a pupil of any public or private elementary or secondary school, child care

CPHA-N Signs Letter Supporting Air Quality Standards for Ozone

CPHA-N has signed on (with a host of other health organizations) to a letter supporting a strong National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. The letter was submitted the letter last week, signed by 18 medical and health organizations in California. It urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet the Clean Air Act’s

CPHA-N Signs on to Clean Air Letter

CPHA-N has signed on (with a number of other health organizations) to a letter from Health Professionals for Clean Air to the California Department of Health Care Services, urging them to remove barriers to asthma care for Medi-CAL patients. The letter seeks to ensure that all asthma patients in California have full access to the NAEPP Guidelines’ recommended tests,

CPHA-N Supports SB203 to Require Warning Label on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

California Public Health Association – North An affiliate of the American Public Health Association 26 February 2015 The Honorable William Monning California State Senate Majority Leader State Capitol Building, Room 313 Sacramento CA 95814 Re: Support for SB 203 Dear Senator Monning: I am writing on behalf of the California Public Health Association-North (CPHA-N), representing

Submissions for CPHA-N Newsletter & Website

The CPHA-N Newsletter is distributed 12-15 times a year.   Submissions from members for inclusion in CPHA-N’s newsletter and website from members are encouraged and should be received in the CPHA-N Office office@cphan.org well in advance in Times New Roman 12 point font. Brevity works best, with clear contact information. Please join us to embrace and expand