More Sections conducting surveys on member needs.
Across the Sections, surveys completed thus far indicate a common desire for better communication, Atkinson said, as well as more networking opportunities and ways to find more career opportunities.
Last year, Environment Section leaders used Zoomerang, an online survey tool, to gather members' feedback. More than 200 members responded to the 15-question survey, said Dorothy Stephens, MHS, an Environment Section member who serves on APHA's Committee on Membership.
"We changed several of our policies in order to move along the lines of some of the activities that our membership wanted to see us go in," Stephens said.
For example, more than 70 percent of respondents named "communication" as an area in need of improvement. To address the issue, Section leaders have been working to upgrade the Section's Web site and ramp up efforts to disseminate information via newsletters and e-mail.
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|Title Annotation:||The SECTIONS: News about APHA'S Sections, Special Primary Interest Groups & Caucuses|
|Author:||Johnson, Teddi Dineley|
|Publication:||The Nation's Health|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2007|
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