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Learn About Public Health Issues at Dec. 3 Conference

Joyce Gaufin portrait

The campus and community are invited to a discussion about public health in light of the current national focus. Joyce Gaufin will speak on “The Future of Public Health: Opportunities in the new world of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Student Union Simplot A Ballroom.

The address is part of the Idaho Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, titled “Mastering Public Health in the Era of Affordable Care.” Register at

“This unique opportunity to network with and learn from a national public health leader couldn’t come at a better time,” said Sarah Toevs, professor of community and environmental health and director of the Center for the Study of Aging. “As public and private health-related organizations throughout Idaho work to develop more integrated and person-centered programming, Ms. Gaufin’s expertise provides a welcome ‘booster.’”

Gaufin has been actively involved in public health since 1973, when she began working for the Utah Department of Health. She has worked with APHA as a member of the executive board, former chairperson and governing councilor for the APHA health administration section, chair of the intersectional council, member of the APHA education board, “The Nation’s Health” advisory committee, the Task Force on association improvement and reorganization, the annual meeting planning committee and other leadership positions.

Gaufin provides leadership, quality improvement and organization consultation to state, local and nonprofit organizations in Utah and Nevada as an independent consultant.

The conference is presented by the Idaho Public Health Association, the Boise State Department of Community and Environmental Health, and Idaho State University’s Master of Public Health program. Learn more about the conference and events at