A Message from the President:

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, registration for the conference is now open! Please join us for this year's exciting theme of "Improving Public Health: Advocating and Activating for Change" and hear the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, present the keynote address. Learn more and register here.


In good health,

Michael Seserman, MPH, RD

Interim NYSPHA President



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Highlights from NYSPHA's 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Otesaga Resort - Cooperstown, NY 

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Public Health News 


APHA Launches National Public Health Week 2017

APHA is excited to announce the launch of National Public Health Week 2017! This year’s campaign will take place April 3-9, 2017 and is themed “Healthiest Nation 2030.” Visit the website to view this year’s brochure and sign up for updates. And be sure to follow APHA on Twitter for the latest news. As part of this year’s campaign, APHA will once again be leading a challenge to encourage communities to get physically active. APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge launched on Jan. 9 and is a great way to improve your health while having fun!  This year you can create your own team. Join APHA in celebrating public health as we work to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation!

American Planning Association (APA) awards Planners4Health Grants- NYSPHA a partner 

APA is happy to announce the Planners4Health awards. Please view the press release here:  https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9119043/

The program builds upon Plan4Health, which NYSPHA was a partner on with APA-NY Metro for the Live Well Kingston Coalition, by providing $1.5 million in funding to 28 APA chapters to continue to create stronger, healthier communities. The initiative will focus on greater coordination between planners and public health professionals at the state level. APA-NY Metro ws awarded this second round of funding and NYSPHA is pleased to be serving on their steering committee. Visit the Planners4Health page to learn more.

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.

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They strengthen the profession of public health; share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. APHA is the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries.

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Learn more at www.apha.org.




New York State Public Health Association

PO BOX 38127

Albany, NY   12203 

Tel:  518.427.5835

Email: info@nyspha.org


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