2011 APHA Disability Section Annual Meeting Conference Scholarships

September 1, 2011

The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is excited to announce four new $1000 conference travel scholarship opportunities  for graduate students to attend the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting from October 29-November 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.  This year's APHA Annual Meeting theme, "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies", explores successful community models and practices that can be adopted to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all.  The Disability Section will also have a Section meeting and a series of breakout sessions that will address a range of disability and health topics. This is a great opportunity to learn and discuss critical issues in public health and disabilities.  Learn more about the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting.

Who is eligible?
All graduate students focusing their studies on disability and health at Universities throughout the US, including AUCD Network Trainees, students involved in the work of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities programs and initiatives, State Disability and Health grantees, LEND, UCEDD and IDDRC students, disability studies students, health professional students, etc.

How do I apply?
All applicants are required to submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and one letter of recommendation via email to Danielle Webber. Applications are due to AUCD by September 12 at 5PM EST. Winners will be notified via email by September 30. 

What will be expected of me?
Scholarship recipients will be expected to help out at the Disability Section Booth for at least two blocks of time during the conference, attend the Disability Section Chair's Forum, awards celebration and conference sessions and select one of the following to share their experience with other trainees. You may select from the following activities:

1.  Submit a 300 word article for the Disability Section Newsletter and/or AUCD Health and Disability Digest.

2.  Compose an e-mail to Disability Section and AUCD trainees on the experience of attending the conference

 3.  Start discussion board topic on AUCD Trainee Message Board OR initiate discussion thread on AUCD Trainee Group Facebook Page

Please direct any questions you may have to: Danielle Webber, AUCD Senior Project Specialist by email or phone at 301-588-8252.