APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. More than 12,000 people attend, and thousands of new abstracts are presented each year, making APHA the most influential meeting in public health.
We can sum it up in one thought: THE PEOPLE!
The thousands of public health professionals who come together make APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo a must-attend event.
We bring together the people who make a difference:
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the place to connect with hundreds of public health companies and meet face-to-face with thousands of influential decision-makers and professionals. San Diego will draw more than 12,000 attendees looking for new technologies and products while seeking to learn new trends.
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.
Williams is known as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. The author of over 400 scientific papers, his internationally recognized research shows how racism and other social influences hurt and affect people's health. Williams developed the Everyday Discrimination Scale, which is currently one of the most widely used measures to assess perceived discrimination in health studies. He has been ranked as the Most Cited Black Scholar in the Social Sciences and has received numerous honors and awards for his work in the field. Williams has over 20 years of experience in academia and is currently the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University.
Vice Admiral Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. He oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world to promote, protect and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world. Adams, a board-certified anesthesiologist, served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017 and in leadership positions at a number of professional organizations. Adams' motto as Surgeon General is "better health through better partnerships." As Surgeon General, Adams is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships with non-traditional partners, including business and law enforcement. He has pledged to lead with science, facilitate locally-led solutions to the nation’s most difficult health problems, and deliver higher quality healthcare at lower cost through patient and community engagement and better prevention.
Blount is the president and CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative, an organization that seeks to positively impact black women's lives through advocacy and public policy, health education, research and leadership development. Blount formerly served as the president of WFG Equity and the national vice president of health disparities for The American Cancer Society.