May 2021 E-Newsletter
As I write my final president’s message, I am humbled by the opportunity I have had to serve UPHA over the past year. It has been an unprecedented time in the history of UPHA. Our plans for a fabulous conference last year were derailed by the COVID lock-down. The UPHA Board changed to 100% virtual meetings but remained active and productive. Now, a year later, we are gearing up for a new conference in a couple of weeks. I encourage all of you to attend as it will be excellent. I express my appreciation to all of the conference planning committee and the UPHA Board members who worked so hard this year in extraordinary circumstances to accomplish great things. The mantle will be passed this month as is the tradition and UPHA will continue to be a strong and influential organization because of its dedicated membership. It has been a privilege to serve as your president. Thank you to each of you for your support. - Patty Cross, Board President
Each year, at UPHA's annual Business Meeting, UPHA considers and votes on Resolutions submitted by UPHA's membership. Resolution submissions are requested via email announcement to members in advance of the Business Meeting. The following is a list of approved UPHA Resolutions by year: Read here on the Website.
At the UPHA Member Business Meeting on May 18th, UPHA members are invited to review, comment, and vote on a proposed UPHA Resolution to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis. Across the country, public health affiliates are declaring racism a public health crisis. These declarations are an important step in a broader, multi-faceted effort to advance racial equity and justice, when followed by procedural or policy changes and strategic action. UPHA's proposed resolution includes several suggested action items and changes for UPHA to proactively begin the work of advancing greater racial and ethnic equity. You can read the proposed resolution here.
Remember you can view previously recorded Advocacy Academy and UPHA Webinars on the UPHA YouTube page.