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Join FPHA in fun events to support community efforts!  Do you have a local activity that helps support public health in your area?  Let us know if you participate as a FPHA team, post pictures on our Facebook site, and join in the fun.  See you there!
Florida March-of-Dimes Prematurity Summit 

The March of Dimes and Florida partners are pleased to invite your organization to participate in the 2016 Florida Prematurity Summit and to support Florida’s state and community prematurity prevention action plans. The 2016 Florida Prematurity Summit will be held on October 27, 2016 in Tampa, FL at CAMLS from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Together, we can work to successfully reduce our communities’ and state’s high preterm birth rate and improve the lives of our babies and families.

Grant Opportunity-Due by October 31, 2016


FBA supports healthy and environmentally sustainable communities

The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the second year of its Florida Beverage Association Grant Program.  The grant program provides support to organizations and programs that promote nutrition, physical activity and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs.

“The Florida Beverage Association and its member companies were impressed with the caliber of applicants from our first year of the grant program,” Executive Director Liz DeWitt said. “We were pleased to award grants to Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces for their commitment to promote nutrition, physical activity and health initiatives, as well as the Science and Environment Council for their focus on environmental sustainability programs.”

Grant applications should be submitted by October 31, 2016. In order to be considered for a grant, all nominees must meet the requirements listed in the “Grant Program Criteria” found on the FBA website at www.flabev.org.  Most grants awarded through the FBA program will be for $25,000 or less. However, special programs and unique circumstances may justify a larger grant. In addition, some grant applications may be eligible for a matching grant from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA).

“The Florida Beverage Association and its member companies are committed to improving the communities where we live, work, and play,” Executive Director Liz DeWitt said. “We recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable.”

All applications will be reviewed by the FBA Grant Subcommittee. Grant recipients will be selected and notified by the FBA Board of Directors by December 31, 2016. General questions may be directed to FBA Executive Director Liz Castro DeWitt by phone at 407.385.2708 or by email at Liz.castro@flabev.org.

“We look forward to reviewing the next round of qualified applicants as they pursue innovative initiatives to improve the lives of their residents,” added DeWitt.

Thank-you for your help!

Thank-you for your support of the FPHA Foundation Silent Auction at the Annual Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida.  With your assistance, be it donating an item, bidding on and winning an item, or simply donating, we were able to bring in $1,583 for scholarships for students-this is only possible because of you.  Your support of the Foundation allows us to continue the advancement of public health, and support for public health professionals and students in the State of Florida.
If you would like to continue to participate in supporting FPHA please visit our website at www.fpha.org and rejoin, invite a friend to join FPHA, or donate to FPHA. 
Special thanks for wonderful donations:
Walt Disney World (4 Park-Hopper tickets)
SeaWorld and Aquatica (4 tickets each)
Florida Hotel (2-nights stay)
Panera Bread (gift cards)

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Rick France, FPHA President 2016-2017

President's Corner
Greetings from the FPHA. I’m honored to be President for a great upcoming year.

A lot of excitement and energy was generated at the 2016 Annual Education Conference along with a host of ideas. I believe this will be the Year of Membership as we work to maintain, recruit, and bring back members to keep us going strong.

Currently, there has been renewed participation in the FPHA Interest groups with much activity buzzing around with the Health Equity and Student sections (click on the link at the top of the page above to see the groups). At the conference there was much discussion on putting more focus on small projects and much less on the traditional conference calls. For those who are interested, and I hope it is quite a few, there is plenty of opportunity for those wanting to take on leadership responsibilities (chair a group) or if you would like to just network with other members.

And speaking of networking among members, this year we will be working to arrange for local get-togethers as well as regional conferences. Networking is a big part of FPHA in addition to advocacy and the annual education conference. Informal networking is something we can all do at the local level.

We still will have one big challenge for the year. Sandy Magyar, Executive Director, and Marsha Zupan, AEC Registration Coordinator, will be leaving us in January after fourteen years and eleven years in these positions, respectively. These are some big shoes to fill. Our thanks and best wishes for all they have done cannot be expressed enough.

It’s going to be a sensational year. Come join us!

FPHA Public Health Interest Group News

Spotlight on Health Equity Interest Group
click here to go to their page

Check out the latest in the:
Nursing Interest Group here including
Report from QUIN Council (Quality and Unity in Nursing) September 2016

Oral Health Interest Group here:

Community Health
Chronic & Communicable Disease Prevention Environmental Health & Protection
Health Equity
Health Informatics & Information Technology
Oral Health
Public Health Leadership
Public Health Nursing
Students (full time)

The Florida Public Health Review
Visit http://www.ut.edu/floridapublichealthreview/ for the latest articles.    

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