Welcome to our website, and thank you for your interest in the New York State Public Health Association!
After a very brief transition period of serving as NYSPHA's Immediate Past President (since July 1, 2016), I'm once again serving as the President of this great association as we sent Rosie Perez (NYSPHA President July 1, 2016 - October 28, 2016) well wishes in the new chapter of her career - an exciting new opportunity for her in Public Health in San Diego, CA.
That said, I will serve as NYSPHA's Interim Presdient until a new President is elected at our 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference.
And speaking of our Annual Meeting and Conference, please do save the date - registration for the conference will officially open on January 2, 2017. At this time we're accepting abstract proposals as we mobilize a variety of presentations and sessions related to the theme "Improving Public Health: Advocating and Activating for Change." Although the conference registration will open after the 1st of the year, registration is open at this time for table exhibitors and sponsors - please visit this page on our website for additional information (and bookmark this page and check back often as we update this page on an ongoing basis).
In good health,
Michael Seserman, MPH, RD
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Highlights from NYSPHA's 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Otesaga Resort - Cooperstown, NY
Health and wellness events in Kingston, NY: Live Well Kingston Events
Public Health News
NYSPHA Supports Tobacco 21
In recent weeks NYSPHA has received media coverage in support of the Tobacco 21 legislation in Albany County. Albany County residents are strongly encouraged to contact County Executive McCoy by or before June 9th asking him to support this measure to protect young people from tobacco.
NYSPHA Outlines 2015-2016 Policy Update
Click here to review an outline of NYSPHA's policy and legislative priority areas in 2015 and 2016. NYSPHA's Annual Day of Action at the Capitol has been announced - click here for additional information about participating in our 2016 Day at the Capitol.
NYSPHA Member Recognized on National Rural Health Day
November 19th, 2015 marked the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health 5th Annual National Rural Health Day. Among many of her esteemed colleagues, NYSPHA member and Community Wellness Specialist at Alice Hyde Medical Center Josy Delaney was designated as one of this year's Rural Health Champions. Nominator Erin Streiff of the Franklin County Public Health Department stated, "Josy's most significant contribution, above and beyond improving the health of the community through evidence-based interventions, has been her beautiful attitude, enthusiasm, and knack for generating cohesion and getting her fellow Public Health Professionals 'fired up' to make positive changes."
The New York State Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, we have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.
New York State Public Health Association
PO BOX 38127
Albany, NY 12203