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Louisiana public health leaders shined at the Louisiana Public Health Association’s (LPHA) Annual Educational Conference held April 5-6, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center. The LPHA conference celebrated its 73rd year of bringing together Louisiana’s top public health leaders and curious early-career professionals to learn and discuss emerging trends impacting public health and formulate the best strategies to help to address current and future public health challenges.
Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health’s Assistant Secretary Doris Brown opened the conference by acknowledging Louisiana’s public health leaders during what she calls “one of the toughest times in Louisiana's public health history”, all while continuing to provide day-to-day public health services to the communities they serve. “Over the past two years we have endured and persevered through hurricanes, tornadoes, [the] opioid crisis, COVID-19…simultaneously,” Doris Brown stated. “Thank you all for your perseverance and your resilience.”
LPHA was also pleased to recognize its 2023 LPHA Award Recipients for their extraordinary contributions to improving the health of Louisianans:
2023 Founders Award, Dr. MarkAlain Dery
2023 Louise McFarland Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication, Theresa Sokol
2023 Meritorious Award, Janet Merritt
2023 Public Service Award, Senator Regina Barrow
2023 Member Award, Dr. Jude Haney
In addition, the 2020 Meritorious Award Recipient, Doris Brown, and 2020 Member Award Recipient, Anna Goodwill, who were unable to be recognized due to the COVID-19 pandemic were also acknowledged.
LPHA awards promote merit in public health by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to supporting and sponsoring movements and policies that impact the health of citizens in Louisiana. The recipients exemplify the highest standards of public health professionals and serve as inspirational leaders to LPHA: they embody the core values of service and are committed to public health.
For more information contact Louisiana Public Health Association at email@example.com
Visit the 2023 Sponsors page under the Benefits tab and click on the logos to view sponsor information. LPHA welcomes its newest sponsor Adobe.
The new issue of the jLPHA is now available. You can access the journal via the following link: https://sph.lsuhsc.edu/jlpha/
The May issue will also be uploaded to the Publications page.
The annual membership year begins on January 1st. You can apply or renew your individual or organizational membership by completing the form on-line and paying by credit/debit card or printing the form and sending it in with your check or money order. Click on the BENEFITS tab and go to the MEMBERSHIP page for the online renewal and payment option or to download the form and submit payment by check or money order.
LPHA stands against Racism, Racial Discriminatory Policing, and Injustice.
For your convenience, here is the recorded webinar from the LPHA Webinar Series- COVID-19 Pandemic: Louisiana Response
The Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA) strongly urges all Louisianans to follow all public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Louisiana Department of Health including frequent and thorough handwashing, social (physical) distancing, and staying at home except for essential tasks. Our success depends on our collective action. Together, we must protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
For information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Louisiana from the LA Dept. of Health, go to their website at ldh.la.gov/coronavirus. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) go to coronavirus.gov .
The La. Public Health Association is promoting the "All of Us Research Program". Please review the attached information flyer about the program, and the attached flyer on how to sign up as a participant. This is an opportunity to change the future of healthcare for our communities.
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