MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear BCHW Members and Interested Members:

Thank you for your continued interest in the Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW), an independent organization officially affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). To those that are not members, your interest in BCHW membership reflects your commitment to the promotion of excellence in meeting the health care needs of Black people in America by APHA and other health related organizations. Through BCHW you will have the opportunity to meet other health professionals and students interested in public health and other health related fields.

BCHW wants to make sure you are taking full advantage of all the membership benefits available:

Access to professional development directly through annual meeting activities or through the dissemination of information regarding other opportunities.

Provide input that will positively influence APHA’s activities, policies and commitments to the health issues of people of African descent though Section or other activities of the Association.

Increase the number of people of African descent health professionals in the United States through targeted programs of outreach, recruitment, professional development, and mentoring.

Receive a structure and a forum through which health care professionals of African descents can exchange views, develop strategies and implement programs designed to improve the health status of the community of people of African descent.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Sincerely,


Rev. Apryl Brown, MD, MPH, FRSPH
President