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Learning Institute Workshop on Public Health Ethics (@APHA)

A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association

Pre-Conference LI Fee: $300

Course overview

This course will provide public health professionals with tools and practical examples to address ethical challenges that commonly arise in the practice of public health. After introducing the basics of public health ethics, the workshop will engage participants in a discussion of case studies on issues that public health officials are likely to face.  Developed in consultation with ethicists and public health officials, these cases will illustrate how to use ethics frameworks, such as the Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health, developed by the Public Health Leadership Society. The session will also explore the overlap between ethics and law and will discuss how to build ethics infrastructure within public health organizations.


Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD. MPH, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine; Associate Director, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH, Public Health Director/Health Officer, Clark County Public Health

Matthew Stefanak, MPH, Instructor and Public Health Ambassador, Kent State University College of Public Health


McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL


The APHA 2015 Annual Meeting and Learning Institute registration is now open at http://www.apha.org/meetings/registration/

To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to: https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual/schedule-and-online-program/learning-institute-schedule-and-descriptions