Sewell Stipend to attend the APHA Annual Meeting

Stay tuned for info about the 2020 Sewell Stipend process

As of March 30, APHA is still planning to hold its annual conference in the fall. Check back at this website for updates about the 2020 Sewell Stipend cycle.

Congratulations to the 2019 Cohort of Sewell Stipend Recipients

Read about the experiences of the 2019 Sewell Stipend Recipients in their post-APHA report.

History of the Sewell Stipend

The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. Convinced that interacting with public health and pharmacy colleagues would forge a much deeper understanding of the users’ roles and needs, she established the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. (The Fund) to provide financial support to librarians and information providers who plan to attend the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The first stipends were awarded in 2001.

Purpose of the Sewell Stipend

The Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).