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APHA 2021 — Creating the healthiest nation: Strengthening social connectedness

APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness

From increases in substance misuse and suicide, to reduced quality of life among older adults, the impacts of widespread social isolation are all around us. Public health policies and practices can help counter social isolation by strengthening social cohesion and connectedness. And we can showcase examples and stories that bring attention to hopefulness and connected communities and families to counteract isolation and despair. The time is ripe to highlight communities and initiatives across the country working to restore belonging, trust and connectedness and the emerging research and findings of how public health — working alongside other key sectors — can contribute to environments where healing, hopefulness and aspiration can grow.

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo offers numerous opportunities for learning, inspiration, and connecting with the public health community. APHA 2021 offers two ways to participate, making the Annual Meeting accessible to more people than ever! All attendees will have access to education, the Public Health Expo and unique networking experiences.   

Experience APHA 2021 in Denver

In-person attendees will have the best of both worlds: access to all sessions presented in Denver, live virtual sessions, and on-demand content. APHA's three general and eleven featured sessions will be held in Denver. In-person attendees can meet exhibitors at the three-day Public Health Expo and participate in meaningful networking opportunities and events with presenters and other attendees. Nothing can replace the energy and connections of an in-person meeting! Best for: in-person networking, career advancement and camaraderie as an addition to your educational experience.

Experience APHA 2021 at Home

Virtual attendees will gather online to participate and present. Virtual oral sessions will be presented live, and the audience will be able to interact with presenters. A limited number of sessions will be livestreamed from Denver, including all three general and eleven featured sessions. All sessions, virtual and in-person, will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing after the meeting. Best for: access to educational content and for those who need the flexibility of a remote experience.

Date and Time: 
October 24, 2021 (All day) to October 27, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Denver and online