Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine
The Section on Public Health creates a forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health, and provides information for the development of health policy. The Section brings together public health professionals from all across the region to study public health problems and assess potential responses. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by Robert G. Sharrar, MD, MSc.
Membership in the Section is open to everyone. Section Members pay dues which go towards the cost of programming and mailings to its members:
Membership Fee: $40
For more information, and to join the Section, please fill out this form.
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Williams at 215-399-2332 or email@example.com
Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Events in Philadelphia:
Annual Lunchtime Symposium - Thomas Jefferson University
Thursday, April 4, 12:00PM
"Meeting Again at the Crossroads: Social Work and Public Health"
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Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. at the College
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 we welcomed Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. to the College to speak to the public about Educating Philadelphia's Children and the Importance of Health Care. Dr. Hite was named Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia on June 29, 2012. The audio for his talk is HERE and the Powerpoint slides from his presentation are HERE.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald F. Schwarz on the state of Public Health
On October 23rd, 2012, Philadelphia Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, FCPP, discussed the current status of public health in Philadelphia and highlighted his objectives for the coming year. To listen to what he said, CLICK HERE.
Unleashing the Power of Open Data to Improve Health
Newly liberated health data has led to a stunning array of health applications built by innovators across the nation. Could this "ecosystem" of data and innovators quickly and cheaply improve the health of Americans? On February 25th, Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, spoke at the College on this topic and more.