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Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority

Men's Health Caucus

Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority

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Regular Attendee (Fatherhood Event) Ended Free  
Student Attendee (Fatherhood Event) Ended Free  

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Event Details

The Men's Health Caucus invite you to attend a special event organized with local partners to coincide with year’s 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The event is organized in collaboration with the Black Caucus of Health Workers of APHA, the Men’s Health NetworkThe Children's Trust, Men’s Health League of the Cambridge Health Alliance, and Whittier Street Health Center.

The pre-conference session, Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority, is an opportunity to prioritize the importance of fatherhood in health and discuss how local communities are empowering fathers and changing parenting approaches through multisector strategies.

Program highlights:

  • Documentary film maker Noube Rateau - Producer, Director, Noube Productions
  • Presentations and panel discussion from local & national experts
  • Light breakfast refreshments
  • Exhibits
The pre-conference session will feature: 

Keynote Speaker:
Fernando Mederos, Ed.D., Director of Fatherhood Engagement,
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Albert Pless, Jr., MS, Manager, Men's Health League
Cambridge Health Alliance

Ana N. Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men's Health Network

Michelle Godfrey, Director, Cambridge Center for Families

Dr. James E. Leone, PhD, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, *D, CHES
FMHI Associate Professor of Health Department of Movement Arts,
Health Promotion and Leisure Studies College of Education and Allied Studies
Bridgewater State University

Dr. Raymond A. Levy, PsyD Director, The Fatherhood Project Department of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Haji Shearer, Director of the Fatherhood Initiative, 
The Children's Trust 



What time is the program?

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m.


Who should attend this event?

APHA conference attendees, health & social service providers, medical personnel, human service workers, public health professionals, maternal and child health professionals, community leaders, students and faith-based volunteers.


Is this event only for APHA conference attendees?

No. This event is free of charge and is OPEN to those interested in hearing more about this issue.


What is the cost to attend this event?

This event is FREE. Please register using the link on this page so that we can have an accurate count of attendees.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

*Questions about this event should be directed to menshealthcaucus@gmail.com 

*Questions about the APHA Men's Health Caucus should be directed to ana@menshealthnetwork.org 


How do I get from this event to APHA (Boston Convention Center)?

South Station is a 10-minute walk from this event. From South Station, you can take the MBTA Silver Line Bus (SL1 or SL2) to the Boston Convention Center. Allow 25 minutes door to door.

Via Bus (MBTA Silver Line SL1 or SL2):

  • Exit at the World Trade Center stop, and take the elevator up to Level 2
  • Take a left onto World Trade Center Ave, and the BCEC will be directly in front of you


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please feel free to update the registration information.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You will not need to provide us with a printed ticket.  We will have a list of registered attendees.

Have questions about Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority? Contact Men's Health Caucus

When & Where

Tufts School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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Men's Health Caucus

The Men's Health Caucus is an officially recognized special interest area of the American Public Health Association.   The mission of the MHC is to bring together academic, federal, state and local health departments, private and non-profit organizations with a common interest in improving and the health and well-being of men and boys and their families.  The MHC coordinates a diverse, multidisciplinary, and coordinated approach and group to better tackle public health issues within our communities.

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Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority
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