Arizona Public Health Association

Improving the Health of Arizona's Communities


Annual Fall Meeting - It Takes A Village: Achieving Healthy Communities

  • 26 Sep 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Parkway Blvd., Phoenix Az, 85008


  • Prices will go up to $275 on September 20, 2013.

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Join us for our 85th Annual Meeting.

When: September 26, 2013

Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Parkway Blvd., Phoenix AZ, 85008

Discounts for AzPHA Students & AzPHA Retired Members. Discounts applied during registration - you must login to access discounts. If you need assistance, please contact the office.

AZPHA is applying for continuing education through GVAHEC for Social Work, CHES, Nursing, and Public Health Certification.
Made possible from our very generous sponsors, such as:
Arizona Department of Health Services
St. Luke's Health Initiatives
Crisis Response Network, Inc.
Health Choice
Regional Center for Border Health
Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Questions? Contact 602-258-3361 or

Goals & Purpose:

  • Define a healthy community
  • Identify the needs of a community
  • Identify assets of a community
  • Develop policy objectives and strategies to bring back to communities


7:30 am Registration begins

8:30 am Welcome & Keynote: "Achieving Healthy Communities," Kate Kraft, PhD

9:45 am Designing a Healthy Community,Kim Steele, MLA, Environmental Design Consultant

11 am World Cafe: 8 table talk discussion around activities happening now. Attendees have the opportunity to attend 3.

  • Health Impact Assessment, ADHS & Maricopa County Project to empower community members to use this tool in planning - Cynthia Melde
  • Adelante Community Health Center Community Garden Project  - Deborah Wingler
  • Arizona Children's Center - Stacy Moreno
  • Avnet Cares, How Business is a partner in health and the Return on Investment from Health policies implemented in business - Janet Woods
  • National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)- Hong Chartrand & Zipatly Mendoza, ADHS
  • Veteran Resources - Thomas Winkel
  • General Plan for Phoenix area, PIRG, How is health being considered and inserted in the General Plan - Serina Unrein
  • Multi-Unit Smoke free Housing- Arizona Smoke Free Living, Mary Kurth

12 pm Lunch & AzPHA Business Meeting

1:30 pm AzDHS Presents Arizona's first State Health Assessment, Pragatha Tummala & Cara Christ

2:30 pm Zoning, crafting policy and successes for a healthy community,  Daniel Orenstein JD National Public Health Law

3:45 Video & Facilitated Discussion: What can you grow today? Glenna McCollum, MPH, RDN

5 pm Closing

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