<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Untitled Document AAPHP News - 1 - February 18, 2003
News Items
1. In Memory of Kurt Deuschle MD
2. Agenda for the Spring meeting 2/21/2003 - All Welcome
3. February Bulletin - In the mail and on the web - http://www.aaphp.org/Bulletins/2003FebBulletin.htm

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Item 1.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Kurt Deuschle, MD, dear friend and colleague, who died of Parkinson`s disease on February 11 at the age of 79. Many members of AAPHP knew Kurt very well as an inspirational leader and mentor. Known world-wide as the "father of Community Medicine", his work began with the Arizona-based Navajo-Cornell Field Health Project, which initially focused on addressing the tuberculosis problem plaguing the Navajo nation. The Project grew to include the array of community health problems that were defined at the Many Farms Clinic, which had been set up as a primary care education, research and service center. Inspired by the response of the medical students assigned for Public Health electives at Many Farms ("If this is Public Health, we LIKE it!"), Kurt created the first Department of Community Medicine in the nation at the University of Kentucky in 1960, demonstrating the impact of the ManyFarms concept in public health education as generalizable to all medical students. He took the concept to the Mt Sinai Medical School in New York City where in 1968 he founded the first urban Department of Community Medicine. After a long and distinguished career that encompassed international community medicine as well (consultant to WHO, PAHO, Turkey, Great Britain), he retired to become Emeritus Chairman in 1990. A memorial service is being planned to be held in New York City in April, date to be announced. Donations in his name may be made to the Kurt Deuschle Fund for Community Medicine, 1212 5th Avenue, New York. NY.

Hugh Fulmer

Item 2.
Paradise Point Resort - Executive Suite 709 & 711
San Diego, California
February 21, 2003


WELCOME: History and Mission of AAPHP : Mary Ellen Bradshaw, MD., President AAPHP PANEL DISCUSSION:
* Public Health Program Implementation:
A Proposal to CDC - A White Paper Presentation
by Joel Nitzkin, MD, MPH, DPA,
Past President AAPHP, Former Director, Louisiana Department of Health
Paul Halverson, Ph.D, CDC , Professional Practice Program Office (Review
Requested) and
James R. Allen, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Chronic Disease & Tobacco Control, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Past Director of HIV Program at CDC AMA Vice President for Science, and Director, Arizona Department of Health
* A Rare Public Health Dilemma: Lethal Naeglaria fowleri in a Local Water System A Case Presentation by Jonathan B. Weisbuch, MD, MPH, Director & Chief Medical Officer, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Member AAPHP BOT
Respondent: James Haughton, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Division of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Q and A
3:30PM - 4:00PM BREAK (refreshments)