The Virginia Public Health Association is a 501(c)3 not for profit alliance of multi-disciplinary health professionals from the public and private sectors committed to improving the health of all Virginians. Founded in 1950, VAPHA represents the public’s interest in the health of all Virginia residents and is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association. The mission of the association is to improve the public’s health in Virginia by strengthening public health practice and promoting sound public health policy.
The Association is committed to actively forming new partnerships, ideas and initiatives and serving as a forum for all of the voices of public health in Virginia to be heard. VAPHA is an active partner in the Commonwealth Public Health Training Center and is responsible for planning and executing the conferences associated with the grant.
The Health on the Homefront Conference
will be held on June 16-17, 2014 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Given the health needs of military service members, veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, older veterans and their families, VAPHA hopes you can join us for this critical forum on the issues facing military service members, veterans and their families and the implications for public health, and the public health workforce of Virginia. The program has been designed with nearly thirty sessions focused on topics of interest to military health and behavioral health, public health, primary care and behavioral health professionals, and is qualified for 12.5 hours of Social Work credit.
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VAPHA is an old organization with a new focus and energy. The aim of the Board of Directors is to grow this organization so that it can become a powerful presence and advocate for public health in our Commonwealth.
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