2017 SCPHA Annual Conference

Conference Goals and Objectives

The 2017 SCPHA Annual Conference will offer public health students, professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, exchange information on best practices, and learn about the latest research and trends in public health. 

Educational objectives for the conference are to:     

  1. Address the gap between public health practitioners' knowledge and performance as it relates to developing and implementing policies that demonstrate a collaborative approach to addressing and implementing interventions to prevent or mitigate the health impacts of climate change;      
  2. Define the roles of the public health community in working together to promote and support public health policies that work to improve built environment, and reduce environmental degradation; 
  3. Increase knowledge of the public health community to incorporate health, sustainability, and initiatives to mitigate climate change and environmental health impacts into specific policies, programs, and processes. And to embed health, sustainability, and climate change mitigation consideration into government decision-making processes; and 
  4. Improve the competencies of public health practitioners though skill-building.