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Annual Meeting 2018

We’ll join the Florida Public Health Association for a joint annual meeting in the summer of 2018 in Orlando. Watch this site for more Information as available.

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Become a Member

Public Health Professionals, Students & Other Interested Members are Encouraged to become members!

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Support SHA

SHA is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Awards

An important part of our annual meeting is recognizing public health professionals from around the region for their contributions to public health.  Recipients of these awards are to be individual members of SHA or an affiliate member of their state public health association.  Nominations may be submitted (see accompanying award nomination form) by individual members of SHA or by an affiliate association.  These awards are:

Ted Hanekamp Special Meritorious Award

This award is named in memory of a two time past president of SHA and is presented to an individual, a group of individuals or organization to honor outstanding and continuous service to, involvement with and support of the Association.

In a brief narrative, please comment on the efforts given in support of the Southern Health Association to include:

  1. Impact of efforts on SHA (may include SHA membership growth, financial contributions, etc.)
  2. Involvement with SHA (offices held, committees chaired, activities participated in, continuous service to).
  3. Support of the Association and its activities within the member’s home state and/or other SHA member states
  4. Any additional comments to support your nomination
  5. Membership in SHA for at least five years and member of state association for at least three years
  6. Attach letters of support towards this nomination

Howell Special Meritorious Service to Public Health Award

This award is to be presented to an individual, a group of individuals or organization to honor outstanding and continuous service to, involvement with and support of public health particularly in the field of prevention. This award is named in memory of a past president of SHA.

In a brief narrative, please comment on the efforts given in support of the public health to include:

  1. Accomplishment of job responsibilities (programs initiated and implemented, obstacles overcome, etc.)
  2. Impact of efforts on the community (increased immunization rates, reduce death rates, etc.)
  3. Involvement with SHA member state public health association (membership, committees served on/chaired, offices held and other participation/support)
  4. Personal traits/characteristics (leadership qualities, enthusiasm, motivation, community involvement)
  5. Any additional comments to support your nomination
  6. Attach letters of support towards this nomination.

Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award

This award honors the memory of Mr. Jordan and his impact on this Association. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must:

  1. Be engaged professionally or voluntarily in the pursuit of activities contribution directly to the health and well-being of the people within the southern region.
  2. Have demonstrated a potential for achievement in the field of public health above and beyond the usual requirement or voluntary activities.
  3. Have been employed in a public health capacity for not more than ten years, excluding full-time graduate studies
  4. Not be an incumbent of one of the elective offices of this Association or a member of the Awards Committee

Ficquett-Holley Award

This award honors the memory of two nurses and past presidents of this Association. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a nurse and have made outstanding contributions in the field of public health.

Outstanding Legislator Award

The criteria for this award is as follows:

  1. Nominee must be from southern region
  2. Nominee must be an elected local, state, or federal public servant
  3. Nominee’s state public health association must:
    1. Submit a letter of nomination;
    2. Submit evidence that nominee has a proven record of sponsorship and support of beneficial health policies, regulations, legislation or statutes;
    3. Submit specific evidence of the above;
    4. Submit a curriculum vitae

Awards Nomination Form (pdf)

President’s Message

Outside my home state, people know me as Georgia from Kentucky, and I’m very proud of being a southern girl. I’m also very concerned with the poor health our citizens […]

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Membership

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History of the Southern Health Association

The Southern Health Association (SHA) had its beginning as the Southern Branch of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  As quoted from “A History of Southern Branch, American Public Health […]

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Annual Meeting

We’ll join the Florida Public Health Association for a joint annual meeting in the summer of 2018 in Orlando. Watch this site for more Information as available.

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About Us

What is the Southern Health Association? The Southern Health Association is a regional organization representing approximately 6,000 persons throughout the southeastern states who are interested in public health. PURPOSE:To foster […]

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