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APHA Genomics Forum. Putting the pieces together. Purpose of these meetings. Design structure Determine processes Orient the Forum for the next 3 years Implement a collaborative process for formalizing the Genomics Forum Identify questions for the group at large

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apha genomics forum

APHA Genomics Forum

Putting the pieces together

purpose of these meetings
Purpose of these meetings
  • Design structure
  • Determine processes
  • Orient the Forum for the next 3 years
  • Implement a collaborative process for formalizing the Genomics Forum
    • Identify questions for the group at large
    • Poll members on interests, needs, etc.
dimensions of the genomics forum
Dimensions of the Genomics Forum
  • In relation to APHA
    • (Formal)
  • In relation to potential new members
    • (Informal)
  • In relation to the multiple interests of the membership (current and future)
day 1 the forum in relation to apha
Day 1 – the Forum in relation to APHA
  • APHA 101
    • What is a Forum?
    • What are the expectations of a Forum?
  • Goals
  • Functions
  • Structures
  • Processes
day 2 the forum in relation to new members
Day 2 – the Forum in relation to new members
  • How will non-APHA members be engaged?
    • Goals
    • Functions
    • Structure
    • Process
day 3 getting it right
Day 3 – Getting it right
  • Will the proposed structure address the multiple interests of the Forum?
    • How?
  • Will the proposed procedures meet the needs of the diverse interests and organizations in the forum?
    • Will anyone be left out?
  • Where should we start?
    • How?
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Interests

Interests

apha 101
APHA 101
  • Volunteer organization
  • Governing council
    • Voting members are representatives of:
      • Sections
      • Unaffiliated membership
      • State affiliates
      • Elected members of the Executive Board
      • APHA officers
apha components
APHA Components
  • Section
  • SPIG (Special Primary Interest Group)*
  • Forum*
  • Caucus

*New this year.

what can a forum do
What can a Forum do?
  • Sponsor scientific sessions
  • Co-Sponsor scientific sessions
  • E-community
  • Continuing education programming
  • The Nation’s Health
  • Policy (through APHA)
  • Have a business meeting
  • Make noise
the genomics forum
The Genomics Forum
  • Interest Areas
    • Fabulously diverse
  • Mission / Vision
    • Global
goals based on statement of intent
Goals (based on Statement of Intent)
  • Engage multiple sectors of the public health workforce
  • Represent all APHA Sections
  • Educate the public health workforce
  • Work with existing Sections and SPIGs to promote a broader understanding of genomics and its relevance and impact on public health practice
  • Increase membership in Sections
  • Others??
functions
Functions
  • Membership
  • Presentations
  • Education
    • Public
    • Workforce
  • Policy
  • Outreach and communication with Sections
  • Oversight
structures
Structures
  • Committees
    • One Committee / Function?
      • Membership
      • Presentations
      • Policy
      • Education
      • Section Relations
    • Other Committees
      • Executive Committee?
      • Steering Committee
      • Role?
processes
Processes
  • Committees defined by function
  • What is their membership?
    • Volunteers
    • Size: Min – Max
    • Exclusion?
  • Rules?
    • Minutes
    • Meeting frequency
  • Roles of leadership?
wrap up
Wrap-up
  • Proceedings will be posted to the website
  • Listserv will be contacted for
    • General feedback
    • Specific questions?
  • Next meeting:
    • September 26, time TBD (Same?)