Governing Council to consider APHA, affiliate joint membership pilot.
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2. Council at APHA's 135th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in November. At that time, the Governing Council is expected to approve a proposal to implement a pilot joint membership initiative next summer with the Massachusetts Massachusetts (măsəch`sĭts), most populous of the New England states of the NE United States. Public Health Association and the California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W). Public Health Association-North.
Presently, only about 15 percent of APHA members are also members of their Affiliate organizations, and only about 20 percent of Affiliate members are also members of APHA.
"Both state and regional Affiliates and APHA see a huge opportunity to grow and become stronger if we can encourage Affiliate members to join APHA, and encourage APHA members to join their Affiliates," said Alan Baker Alan Baker (born on August 19 1939) is an English mathematician. He was born in London. He is known for his work on effective methods in number theory, in particular those arising from transcendence theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, at age 31. , APHA's chief of staff.
Under the proposed membership model, APHA members and Affiliate members would be able to join both organizations for less than it would cost them to join each organization separately.
"It could be a win-win for everyone," Baker said, noting that the proposed joint membership model would create a larger membership pool for both groups and allow people to be active at both the national and local levels. "Joint membership would open the door for public health lessons learned at the national level to be applied locally, resulting in healthier communities."
Workgroup co-chair Howard Spivak, MD, who will present a proposal to implement the pilot in Massachusetts and Northern California Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern , said a larger membership base would increase visibility, credibility and effectiveness for both APHA and its Affiliates at the national and state levels in influencing public policy and promoting public health agendas.
"There are large numbers of people who are members of one or the other, but a surprisingly modest number are members of both," Spivak said, noting that many overlapping agendas are making it increasingly important for people to be involved at both the local and national levels. "We have to make sure that the strategies to do this are successful in promoting joint membership, and that the reduced cost will be less expensive for members but will not create financial stress for APHA or the Affiliates."
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