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NWCPHP Faculty, Betty Bekemeier, Receives APHA Award

Dr. Betty Bekemeier recently received the 2009 American Public Health Association's (APHA) Executive Director Citation for her outstanding leadership of APHA's membership sections.

Betty BekemeierDr. Betty Bekemeier recently received the 2009 American Public Health Association's (APHA) Executive Director Citation for her outstanding leadership of APHA's membership sections. The APHA consists of more than 20,000 members, and Dr. Bekemeier has introduced innovative methods for managing and tracking membership. Thanks to this work, APHA now has an annual reporting system that reports out APHA goals and whether or not they have been met. She has also developed relationships across APHA sections to spur collaboration in order to better meet APHA's strategic plan.

Dr. Bekemeier is a former Program Manager of NWCPHP and has been a member of NWCPHP faculty since 2001. She has taught in NWCPHP's Summer Institute for Public Health Practice as well as in NWCPHP's Leadership Institute. She has also traveled to provide trainings on behalf of NWCPHP in leadership, evaluation, logic models, and environmental health nursing. As evidenced by her systematic approach to improving operations at APHA, Dr. Bekemeier is a public health systems researcher and an active member of NWCPHP's research team.

For more information about her extraordinary work with APHA, please view APHA's announcement.

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