PHACT Campaign 
Speak out for meaningful change through the Public Health Action campaign.

WHAT is the PHACT campaign? 
Organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) the Public Health Action, or PHACT, campaign was designed to give all members and affiliate members the resources and materials needed to talk to  members of Congress about the importance of public health during the summer and fall congressional recesses.

GET STARTED All are encouraged to reach out to your senators and representative during the  to express support for strong funding for public health agencies and programs, elevate the successes of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, discuss the health impacts of climate change and importance of strong child nutrition standards, and call for commonsense gun violence prevention measures. Join APHA members, Affiliates and other advocates by sending a message or calling your members of Congress, meeting with your members of Congress or their staff, attending public forums, submitting an op-ed to your local paper or using social media to engage with your elected officials.

TOOLBOX  Public Health Action, or PHACT, campaign
For template op-eds on the PHACT priority issue areas, or for technical assistance in submitting op-eds, email mediarelations@apha.org.

Here are some examples of how APHA members are speaking out for key issues!
Read some APHA and coalition letters.

Our TPHA contact for APHA's PHACT campaign is Dr. Catherine Troisi.  She wants you to contact her for additional support or to share your advocacy successes, email her at (Catherine.l.troisi@uth.tmc.edu) or phact@apha.org.

APHA's 144th Annual Meeting and Exposition
APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

October 29-November 2, 2016
Denver Colorado
Join thousands of your public health peers! 

APHA's Council of Affiliates (TPHA is an affiliate) is again sponsoring the annual AFFILIATE DAY!
Learn first hand what the other 51 affiliates are doing to improve health in their states.
October 29. 2016
Details coming soon!



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143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition: 
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Location of Sessions and Events

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 

2015 Annual Meeting Theme: Health in All Policies
The environments in which people live, work, learn and play have a tremendous impact on their health. Responsibility for the social determinants of health falls to many nontraditional health partners, such as housing, transportation, education, air quality, parks, criminal justice, energy, and employment agencies. Public health agencies and organizations will need to work with those who are best positioned to create policies (legal and regulatory) and practices that promote healthy communities and environments and secure the many co-benefits that can be attained through healthy public policy.

Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open.

APHA's Council of Affiliates Sessions at the 2015 Annual APHA meeting  

Saturday, October 31, 2015
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Affiliate Day/Affiliate New Leaders Orientation to APHA

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Affiliate Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Council of Affiliates Reception

Sunday, November 1, 2015
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Inter-sectional Council/Council of Affiliates Joint Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Council of Affiliates Business Meeting and APHA Candidates Forum

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Progress on Health Improvement and Accreditation: APHA Affiliates Partnering with State and Local Health Departments

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Plan4Health: Linking Public Health and Planning to Build Improvements in Health

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
CoA Business Meeting

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Improving Health Through Food Policy

Sessions endorsed by APHA-Council of Affiliates
APHA Advocacy and Policy click
APHA Get Ready Campaign click
APHA Annual Meeting Information click here

Check the links below to see how federal public health dollars are allocated to Texas
State of Public Health in Texas
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
(CDC) Funding in Texas
Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA)  Funding in Texas


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