Monet Silva Caldwell
According to the Institute of Medicine's 1988 report entitled "The Future of Public Health": "Progress in public health in the United States has been greatly advanced throughout its history by outstanding individuals...Today the need for leaders is too great to leave their emergence to chance." This committee centers itself on the notion that public health leaders are needed internationally and should be cultivated from the time they begin their public health career. We are committed to creating, soliciting, and providing opportunities for students and new professionals to develop leadership skills, explore public health careers, meet and network with current public health leaders, and we encourage debates on and development of innovative public health curricula.
The vision of this committee is to facilitate the capability of students and new professionals to seek and create their own leadership and career development opportunities, to direct their careers, and to meet their goals and definitions of success in public health.
This committee is prefaced on the belief that leadership and career development are implicitly important to support the development of leaders in public health and that it is the responsibility of this committee to promote the development of effective leaders with all the necessary tools to improve the public's health in our communities, in our nations, and on our planet.
Through APHA annual meeting programming and other opportunities we will address the following:
The 135th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held in Washington, DC from November 3-7, 2007.
To join the programming committee, the committee co-chairs.