CPRS Health Academy
Just over two years
ago, the Health Care Public Relations Association (HCPRA) became part of CPRS
and the Health Care Academy was created. Since then there has been a lot of behind-the-scenes
work to take membership for CPRS members in the health sector to the next
Here is a summary of the next steps being
CPRS has two health-related professional categories in the membership directory:
Health category and the Health Care Academy (former HCPRA members). At its
meeting in November, the CPRS Board approved combining these two categories to create
the Health Academy. The National
Office will implement this step by the end of January 2018. (If you wish to be
associated with another category, just contact the National Office.)
- The CPRS
Board approved the creation of a Health
Academy Council to implement the strategic communications plan for the
coming year, including planning PD events for Health Academy members. This Council
will engage the more than 100 CPRS members who work in the health sector, and
encourage other health sector public relations practitioners across the country
to consider joining CPRS.
We are looking for a few volunteers to be part of the Council, which
will meet about six times a year by conference call. If you are interested,
please reach out to one of us. Terms of reference for the Health Academy Council
Together, we want to
create a health sector community of practice for collaboration, networking and
learning. And we welcome your involvement. The more you put into it, the more
you get out of it.
Please send us your
thoughts and ideas for the CPRS Health
Academy and consider getting involved. You will be hearing more from us – and
we look forward to hearing from you too!
Presiding Officer, CPRS Health Academy Council
Jane Adams, APR
CPRS Board member
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