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2020 Annual Conference


Missing the great content that the Annual Conference and the Public Health in Practice Conference has been known to offer?  WPHA and WALHDAB are providing a series of pre-recorded webinars from the slate of conference sessions, recordings of  3 live keynotes on Racial & Health Equity and Legislative Issues, a virtual Poster Hall, and a Virtual Exhibit Hall!

If you are interested in having access to this content please email the WPHA office at


Recording Available to Registered Attendees | Original Session Date: August 5, 2020

Annette Miller, CEO - EQT Consultant 


Racial Justice is Here Now What?

Racial Justice - then, now, and moving forward.
What are key steps to how we act deliberately to create a community judged on our impact to the world and not one's identity? What do we do today to make that possible?


View Annette Miller's Bio

This program is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.

Recording Available to Registered Attendees | Original Session Date: August 12, 2020

Kirsten Johnson, MPH - Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department
Erik Kanter -
WPHA & WALHDAB Lobbyist, Hoven Consulting Team


State & Federal Election Update

Join us the day after the Wisconsin Primary for an update of the federal and state elections and the importance of exercising your right to vote at every level. 


View Kirsten Johnson and Erik Kanter's Bios


Recording Available to Registered Attendees | Original Air Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH - Health Equity Consultant


In Pursuit of Health Equity & Social Justice
This presentation will:

  • Create a new way of thinking about equity.
  • Understand the structures which govern life or death and consider how individuals and institutions impact opportunity structures.
  • Briefly discuss approaches to create opportunity structures for everyone in society to thrive and reach their full health potential.
  • Question everything you think you know and understand regarding factors which govern health.

This program is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.


Recorded Sessions Available:


  • Putting a Value on the Community Health Strategist
  • Relationships between Social Engagement on Health and Well-being in Wisconsin
  • Community Health Workers: breaking down silos and bringing public health into the community

Legislative Issues

  • Leveraging Change: Using the APHA's Statement on Alcohol-Related Harms for Alcohol Policy Advocacy
  • Building Relationships with Elected Officials (Prior to Issues Coming Up)
  • Guidelines for Advocacy in Election Season | Good Clean Fun

New Skills

  • Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults in Your Community
  • Applying the Science and Art of Project Management to Public Health Initiatives
  • Utilizing the CHNA to Initiate Change Regarding LGBTQ Capacity in Rural Health Care
  • Being Intentional about Equity in Practice: Saving you and your organization/group from headache and heartache

Data & Performance Management

  • Applying Health Equity Lens to Inspection of Food Establishments
  • Mixed Methods Review of Youth and Young Adult Suicides in Wisconsin
  • A Novel Tool for Gathering Local Public Health Data Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
  • Results-Based Accountability Performance Management from a Community Perspective (Local Health Department)

Thank you to the following for sponsoring the Virtual Annual Conference - We appreciate your support!

Interested in sponsoring the Virtual Conference and supporting WPHA? Contact us at

  • Megan Christenson
  • Emily Dieringer, Marshfield Medical Center - Beaver Dam
  • Robin Lankton, UW Health
  • Elise Papke
  • Ann Price - Florence County Health Department
  • David Pluymers - WPHA President
  • Annette Seibold - Florence County Health Department
  • Geoffrey R. Swain
  • Kim Whitmore - Ujima United, LLC
  • Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.
  • La Crosse County Health Department
  • Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Nursing and Health Studies Programs
  • UW-Applied Population Lab
  • Wauwatosa Health Department
  • Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project
  • Wisconsin DHS, Division of Public Health

Conference Highlights!


NEW! Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Today!
We value our Exhibitor's partnership during this time  Even though we are unable to be together in person, we want to help your organization reach public health professionals during these trying times.  We have created a marketing package that includes participation in a Virtual Exhibit Hall and other benefits designed to enhance your exposure.  This is designed as though the attendee would be walking into the Exhibit Hall, and being able to view your "booth"! 

Learn More & Confirm Your Spot!


Poster Hall

Visit the Virtual Poster Hall Today! 
Click through posters submitted for the Annual Conference in the Virtual Poster Hall! Have a question for the author? No problem, reach out to them directly using their contact information listed on each page.


WPHA Connection - Virtual Sessions

A series of Virtual Sessions are being offered to WPHA members and non-members to provide time to connect with other public health colleagues across the state.  Sessions are virtual, so no need to schedule travel time.  Each month will provide an opportunity to connect with other WPHA members, ask questions, and share thoughts and ideas. Recordings and relevant resources discussed are available within one week of the Virtual Session.

Learn more, Register for an Upcoming Session, or Listen to a Past Recording! 



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