Continuing Education at the APHA Annual Meeting

The APHA Annual Meeting & Expo offers provides more educational offerings in public health than any other event. Registrants may earn continuing education credits for specific professional disciplines at scientific sessions and pre-convention Learning Institutes. By evaluating a session for CE, you are attesting that you participated in real time and for the full duration.

Cost: The first discipline is included with your meeting registration and each additional discipline is $10. Register for the Annual Meeting.

Credits Earned: Attendees can earn up to 20.5 CE credit hours. One continuing education credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content. Additional credits can be earned by purchasing registration to pre-convention Learning Institutes

Credit Types Available: Credits can be earned in Certified in Public Health, Health Education CHES, Nursing, Veterinary, CME (for DO or MD); OP for other health professionals.

Scientific Sessions: Not all scientific sessions are approved for contact hour credits. Check the Online Program for the most up to date session status.

How to obtain credits: More information will be available closer to the meeting.


EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Purpose of the Activity: The educational purpose of the APHA Annual Meeting is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, improve their skills, exchange information on best practices and learn strategies to incorporate the latest research and new trends in their practice. 

Objectives of the Activity: To define the roles of the public health community in working together to promote health equity as public health policies and programs are developed and implemented and to improve the competencies of public health practitioners through skill-building.

Target Audience: physicians, health educators, nurses, nurse practitioners, public and environmental health professionals, students, health care providers, and other stakeholders.

Presence or Absence of Conflict of Interest for planners/faculty/authors/moderators: Disclosure of conflict of interest for individual presenters/moderators can be viewed for each presentation accessed through the Online Program.

Presence or Absence of Commercial and/or Sponsorship Support disclosure This educational activity does not currently have any commercial support.

Non-Endorsement of Products

As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), Public Health (CPH)and Veterinarians (VET) the American Public Health Association Center for Public Health Practice and Professional Development Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions. 

Policy on Disclosures to Learners

The American Public Health Association strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the online program.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

APHA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The APHA designates this annual meeting educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™.   

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

The American Public Health Association is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA/PHN], an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 20.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 20.5 total. 

The deadline to complete evaluations and receive CE credits and certificate is:TBD. All continuing education questions can be answered by staff by contacting: CE Services at education@apha.org.