Do you have an interest and a passion in research, policies, and public health interventions that focus on populations in the African Diaspora?
If so, we urge you to get involved with SAAPHI. There are a number of opportunities for professional development and leadership within SAAPHI. Perhaps you would be interested joining one of our committees or facilitating collaborations, where ever you choose to get involved there is a place within SAAPHI for you!
Organize the annual SAAPHI symposium by developing conference themes, identifying speakers, developing abstract calls and coordinating review, collaborating with other organizations and partners to participate in the symposium, and increases conference participation by engaging past, existing, and potential members.
Inform members of current and proposed policies influencing health, convene experts to discuss interdisciplinary policy solutions, provides training to membership support scientific research, develop and support policy statements, and liaise to national committees and community organizations.
FINANCE + FUNDRASING
Identify potential funders and sponsors; work with President to submit grants for funding; work with treasurer to set budget for the year and identify funding priorities; mobilize membership to pay dues and donate through phone banks and campaigns.
MENTORING + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Identify mentoring and professional development needs of SAAPHI members at by career stage and interest, coordinate mentoring relationships, provide mentoring and professional development resources to SAAPHI members, host annual mentoring and professional development roundtable.
Maintain SAAPHI listserv and newsletter, compile a list of public health organizations to advertise SAAPHI sponsored events, update social media outlets, communicate with membership.
SCIENCE + POLICY
Inform members of current and proposed policies influencing health, convene experts to discuss interdisciplinary policy solutions, and provide training to membership to support scientific research
(1) Inform members of current and proposed policies influencing health, convene experts to discuss interdisciplinary policy solutions, provides training to membership support scientific research; (2) Contribute to the Science & Policy section of the quarterly SAAPHI newsletter; (3) Develop and support policy statements; (4) Recruit non-board members to join your committee; (5) Host quarterly committee meetings with non-board members
COMMITTEE LEADS | TIFFANY FORD + KRISTIN BLACK + BRITTNEY FRANCIS
COMMITTEE LEADS | PATSY POLSTON + COURTNEY MCMILLIAN
COMMITTEE LEADS | DAREL BARKSDALE + STEPHANIE BAKER
COMMITTEE LEADS | PARIS (AJ) ADKINS-JACKSON + ASIA CARTER
COMMITTEE LEADS | KHALIAH FLEMING
COMMITTEE LEADS | KIA DAVIS + SULA HOOD
SAAPHI is committed to inspiring and cultivating the next generation of researchers and public health leaders
BECOME A MEMBER
TIER A | Up to $50K
TIER C | Up to $100K - 150K
TIER B | Up to $50K - 75K
TIER C | Over $150K
TIER C | Up to $75K - 100K
Sponsor a Membership
Why are our yearly dues income based?
We are committed to making membership in SAAPHI accessible to all. We recognize that those that contribute to the work of SAAPHI are diverse in their financial resources. Structuring our dues this way helps to account for these differences across disciplines & sectors
When you join SAAPHI, you will:
Gain access to a newsletter and listserv for organizational updates
Enjoy discounted rates at the SAAPHI Pre-Conference
Present your research research at the SAAPHI Scientific Symposium
Opportunity to engage committees and collaborate with other leaders
Gain access to an esteemed network of public health researchers and practitioners
Participate in Mentoring Roundtable at the APHA Annual Meeting