Coordinator's Column Welcome to the second part of SIG 14 on the new Perspectives format. What do you think? Personally, I like receiving one alert that lists all the available articles across the SIGs. I'm also finding new and interesting topics to explore that I would have missed otherwise. The SIG ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   August 09, 2016
Coordinator's Column
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Coordinator's Column   |   August 09, 2016
Coordinator's Column
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 42. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG14.42
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 42. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG14.42
Welcome to the second part of SIG 14 on the new Perspectives format. What do you think? Personally, I like receiving one alert that lists all the available articles across the SIGs. I'm also finding new and interesting topics to explore that I would have missed otherwise.
The SIG 14 coordinating committee (CC) gathered for our annual fact-to-face meeting in early June. We welcomed back Melissa White, who stepped in for Dr. Mahchid Namazi. We are grateful to her for nearly five years of service to SIG 14. During her time on the committee, she served as Associate Coordinator and as our social media point person. We will miss her unique point of view. The SIG 14 CC is following ASHA's lead in considering how we can “run, grow, and transform” to offer affiliates the best support and resources. The last year has been focused on ensuring that SIG 14 runs smoothly. So far we have accomplished our “run” goals and are starting to think about how we can “grow” the role of SIG 14. To this end, we will continue efforts to provide opportunities for SIG 14 members to get involved. We hope to continue to increase participation on the SIG 14 discussion board and offer more volunteer opportunities. We also want to grow our impact as related to critical sociocultural topics. To support this effort, we have identified the topic of “health disparities” as the theme for 2017. We hope to explore issues related to disparities in health care access and outcomes associated with a variety of social, cultural, and linguistic factors. We will be working with a number of partners, including other SIGs, as we tackle this topic. More details to come over the next year.
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