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Northwestern grants students APHA membership


May 4, 2011
By Maria DiDanieli

May 4, Bloomington, MN –
Northwestern Health Sciences University (NHSU has announced that it will begin
providing chiropractic students an automatic one-year membership in the
Chiropractic Health Care (CHC) section of the American Public Health
Association (APHA).

Northwestern’s president Mark
Ziegler, DC, has long supported greater involvement in public health activities
for doctors and students of chiropractic. The university has a tradition dating
back decades of involvement in the AHPA. Dr. Ziegler is personally committed to
attending APHA annual meetings and supporting Northwestern faculty and
researchers who participate there.

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“Northwestern is dedicated to
providing students the best chiropractic education,” said Dr. Zeigler.
“Emphasizing the importance of public health is important in giving students a
well-rounded curriculum.”

Along with paid APHA membership
dues, students will receive complimentary subscriptions to the American Journal
of Public Health, a monthly online resource for evidence-based skills and
applied community health and wellness; and The Nation’s Health, a newspaper
published 10 times annually which covers all major news in health care.

NHSU becomes the fourth chiropractic
college program in the United
States to pioneer this program for their
students.  In 2009-2010 the Southern California
University of Health Sciences, New
York Chiropractic College, and the University of Western
States all pioneered APHA membership for their students as well.

According to Rand Baird, DC, MPH,
public health committee chair for the World Federation of Chiropractic, there
are many advantages to establishing closer ties between the chiropractic and
public health professions.

"This is an important step in
inculcating a public health and service mentality in a generation of our young
chiropractors," he said "That will be really good for them, and for
the public. The Chiropractic Health Care section of APHA is the voice of chiropractic
in public health. This ongoing infusion of new members will make it a stronger
and more effective voice, increase its working budget, and its number of
delegate seats in the APHA Governing Council.”

 

For more information on NHSU, please
visit www.nwhealth.edu