Today, we want to share the American Public Health Association’s guidelines for external financial contributions.
These guidelines are clear, take into account many important concerns, and raise crucial questions:
“A. Are the specified proposed uses of the donation congruent with the mission and priorities of APHA?
B. Are the donor’s expectations pertaining to control, oversight and outcome(s) of the donation and/or project to which the funds are applied acceptable to APHA?
C. Are the donor’s expectations regarding recognition or acknowledgment of their support acceptable to APHA?
D. Would accepting the donation create any real or apparent conflicts of interest, and would the impact and/or benefits of accepting the gift outweigh the risks of partnering with the donor?”
Take note, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.