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Join PHI at APHA 2017

October 16, 2017


Join the Public Health Institute at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Atlanta from November 4 - 8. The theme of this year's meeting is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

Our health and climate are inextricably linked. From polluted air quality to shrinking food and waters supplies, communities around the world are already experiencing climate change's harmful health impacts. Among those who are disproportionately vulnerable, the looming effects are becoming increasingly urgent and severe. 

Climate justice is central to our work at PHI to address the greatest public health threat of this century.

We hope our 30+ presentations, posters and special events on climate change, environmental health and many other topics will challenge you with new ideas, provide information to inform your work, and inspire you to connect with new partners.


Plan your schedule using our digital guide

See all PHI presentations, posters and special events in our digital guide. Browse by thematic area or view a chronological schedule of events.



  • Climate Change & Health Social Hour | Sunday, November 5, 6:00pm - 8:00pm: This social hour provides an opportunity for public health professionals who want to take action on climate change to meet and mingle. Hosted by the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance and the APHA Climate and Health Topic Committee, and located at Studio No.7, 393 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta.
  • Health in All Policies: Hot Topics to Support Intersectoral Collaboration and Promote Health, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability (4286) | Tuesday, November 7, 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Moderated by Linda Rudolph, director of PHI's Center for Climate Change and Health, and featuring the 2:30pm presentation, Climate Change, Equity, and Health: Key Components of Health in All Policies from Julia Caplan of the California Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force. This presentation will describe how climate change and equity are addressed through California’s Health in All Policies Task Force, and the importance of focusing on those areas to building healthy communities.
  • Climate Justice: Building Power (4007.1) | Tuesday, November 7, 8:30am - 10:00am: Moderated by Linda Rudolph, director of PHI's Center for Climate Change and Health, this session will explain the value of a climate justice dialogue during the Year of Climate Change and Health, describe scenarios in which climate injustices occur, and identify climate justice solutions and successes across the United States.
  • Health Equity in Today’s Political and Social Reality (3188) | Monday, November 6, 10:30am - 12:00pm, featuring the 11:10am presentation, Health Equity in Today’s Political and Social Reality: Challenges Facing Latino Communities from Carmen Nevarez, director of PHI's Center for Health Leadership & Practice. This presentation will provide a regional perspective on health equity, particularly as it relates to the impact of the current environment on priority populations. It will cover the main challenges faced when building communities to advance health equity.
  • Advancing Health and Community Development Partnerships Reception | Monday, November 6,  5:00pm 7:00pm: Hosted by PHI's Build HeaIthy Places Network, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Georgia Health Policy Center. RSVP here.

  • Global Health Institute for Students, Emerging Professionals and Mid-Career Changers (1001) ($75) | Saturday, November 4, 9:00am - 12:30pm: The Global Health Institute assists students, emerging professionals and midcareer changers in honing their leadership and core public health skills to effectively address global health concerns.
  • Visit us at the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II booth, #1109.
  • Connect on social media: Be sure to follow PHI on Twitter (@PHIdotorg) during APHA using the hashtag #phiAPHA.


See all PHI presentations, posters and special events in our digital guide. Browse by thematic area or view a chronological schedule of events.



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