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For Immediate Release
For more information, please contact APHA Communications at (202) 777-2509 or mediarelations@apha.org .

Registration now open for APHA’s Midyear Meeting

Washington, D.C., March 22, 2012 – Registration is now open for the American Public Health Association’s Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., June 26-28.

The 2012 APHA Midyear Meeting, themed “The New Public Health: Rewiring for the Future,” will feature top public health leaders who will discuss the latest challenges facing public health and emerging opportunities for innovation in delivering public health services.  The opening session will focus on how public health and health care both can change to create a more integrated system and ultimately a healthier nation. Donald Berwick, MPP, MD, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will deliver the keynote.

In addition, the meeting will offer opportunities to hear from local leaders, including those in North Carolina, about the public health infrastructure. The full list of speakers is available online.

Follow the Midyear Meeting on Twitter @APHAAnnualMtg and the Midyear Meeting hashtag at #APHAMid12.

Register before April 19 to receive a discounted online registration rate. Discounted housing is also available.

Credentialed journalists interested in covering the meeting can pre-register by contacting APHA Communications at 202-777-2509 or
media.relations@apha.org .
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Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at www.apha.org.