SIGN-UP TO BE AN EXHIBITOR AT TPHA’S 2019 CONFERENCE 

We are currently accepting exhibitors to showcase their services and products at the Tennessee Public Health Association’s annual conference to be held September 11-13, 2019 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.  Space is limited so click here Exhibitors to register online or download the contract now!

TPHA IS SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OFFICERS

The Nomination and Election Committee is currently accepting nominations for the slate of officer candidates in TPHA’s 2019 election.  Nominations are needed for the following positions:

President-elect.  The person elected to this position serves on TPHA’s board of directors for three years: 1st year as president-elect, 2nd year as president, 3rd year as past-president.  This year’s candidates are from the West Grand Division. Qualifications include proven leadership and networking skills, experience hiring and managing staff/teams, and working knowledge of strategic planning, advocacy, and fundraising.  Experience serving on nonprofit boards preferred.

Vice President West Tennessee.   The person elected to this position will serve as a voting member of TPHA’s board of directors for one year.  Eligible candidates are from the West Grand Division.  Qualifications include proven leadership skills, organizing and managing teams, and experience planning events, workshops and/or large-scale meetings.   Experience serving on nonprofit boards preferred.

Vice President Middle Tennessee.  The person elected to this position will serve as a voting member of TPHA’s board of directors for one year.   Eligible candidates are from the Middle Grand Division.  Qualifications include proven leadership skills, organizing and managing teams, and experience planning events, workshops and/or large-scale meetings.    Experience serving on nonprofit boards preferred.

Vice President East Tennessee.  The person elected to this position will serve as a voting member of TPHA’s board of directors for one year.   Eligible candidates are from the East Grand Division.  Qualifications include proven leadership skills, organizing and managing teams, and experience planning events, workshops and/or large-scale meetings.     Experience serving on nonprofit boards preferred.

Board Representatives East Grand Division (two positions).  The two people elected to this position will serve as voting members of TPHA’s board of directors for three-year terms.   Eligible candidates are from the East Grand Division.  Qualifications include a working knowledge of public health issues and strong network of organizations doing public health work throughout the eastern portion of Tennessee.

If you are interested in being a candidate or know someone who is qualified, please contact Rebekah English at Rebekah.English@tn.gov   Deadline to submit nominations is May 31.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

The College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University has hosted the Leading Voices in Public Health lecture series since 2007.  This premier series of lectures brings internationally respected thought leaders to the community to speak on issues of key importance to the public’s welfare.  Topics are purposely diverse, reflecting the broad interests and impact of public health.  Most of the lectures are available by Live Stream and for later viewing online.  Go to https://www.etsu.edu/cph/lvph.php for more information.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers a Graduate Certificate in Food Safety. The thirteen credit-hour Certificate can be earned completely online or in-person in three to four semesters. The Certificate Program is designed for the working professional as well as current students. The program provides Public Health and food industry leaders, researchers, educators, and practitioners practical knowledge and skills to enhance food safety and prevent food-related disease.  Interested persons must hold an undergraduate degree and be admitted into the University of Tennessee Graduate School https://gradschool.utk.edu/admissions/.   For more information, please visit https://publichealth.utk.edu/certificates/food-safety or contact Dr. Kathy Brown at publichealth@utk.edu