The 2000 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 12–16, 2000. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Eliminating Health Disparities.” The objective of the APHA is to protect and promote personal and environmental health by exercising leadership with health professionals and the general public in health policy development and action, with particular focus on the interrelationship between health and the quality of life, developing a national policy for health care and services, and solving technical problems related to health.1 

The Podiatric Health Section of the APHA submitted a proposed policy statement to the APHA’s Resolutions Committee concerning the need to screen persons with diabetes for foot problems that could lead to amputation. The Resolution Committee suggested that the Podiatric Health Section partner with the Vision Care Section as they had introduced a similar resolution...

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