Thanks to a host of individual and institutional donors, last year’s fundraising drive exceeded expectations. The support received enabled IAPHS to open its doors to members, make the transition to elected governance, launch the Blog, and expand our website to include announcements and other resources for population health scientists. IAPHS is deeply grateful to all who made contributions.
This is a pivotal time for IAPHS. IAPHS has made enormous strides in the past year. The October conference attracted over 400 people. The leadership of its inaugural president, Sandro Galea, put the organization on a solid course for long-run stability and success. IAPHS Committees worked hard to ensure sound financial management, build membership, make our blog and social media activities successful, organize the conference, and organize the election of 2018 leaders.
However, IAPHS needs financial support to sustain these exciting advances. In 2018, IAPHS will take two major steps forward. It will (1) host its own conference and (2) establish an administrative office. Both of these will require additional resources. In addition, IAPHS will be exploring how to grow its mentoring programs and how best to provide publication outlets for our community. Although membership is growing thanks to an active membership campaign, membership dues alone cannot yet provide the support and financial stability that the organization needs.
The support of donors not only helps IAPHS directly; it also demonstrates to potential funders that we are a community that works together to keep the message – and the science – of population health strong.
Contributions can be made online at https://ia4phs.z2systems.com/np/clients/ia4phs/donation.jsp or checks, made out to IAPHS, sent to 6253 Cardinal Ln, Columbia MD 21044. Because IAPHS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all contributions are tax-deductible.