The Tennessee Public Health Association, Tennessee’s affiliate to the American Public Health Association, was named APHA’s 2012 Outstanding Affiliate of the Year. This recognition was awarded by APHA’s Council of Affiliates at the APHA Annual Conference on the basis of three exceptional contributions to public health in 2012.
The first involves TPHA’s partnership with the
Tennessee Department of Health to identify and implement statewide strategic
planning for public health priorities in Tennessee.
Our second major strength was TPHA’s partnership in
LIFEPATH, a consortium of universities and public health agencies in Tennessee
that constitute a Public Health Training Center, one of only 32 nationwide.
TPHA’s third outstanding contribution to public health
was our innovative “Visionary Award,” in which we recognize unsung
public health visionaries in each part of the state who impact their
community’s health. This demonstrates our partnership and support of community advocacy for public health.
Dr. Marian Levy submitted the nomination for this
award in July during her tenure as President, and accepted the award on TPHA’s behalf at the
APHA annual meeting in October in San
is a tremendous honor that reflects the dedication, commitment, and strength of
TPHA members across our state.
(A more complete description of the nomination is available in the November, 2012 newsletter.)