Public health officials to discuss 'right to health' at APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver

Date: Sep 30 2016

For more information, please contact Daniel Greenberg at 202-777-3913

Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2016 — More than 12,000 public health experts will convene at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, to present new research and discuss latest trends in the field.

Themed "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health," APHA 2016 will host a worldwide audience to the premier lineup of public health’s most important topics, including the Zika epidemic, gun violence, prescription drug overdose, suicide, climate change racism and the state of U.S. health reform efforts.

Opening session speakers will include Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The current and several former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be featured during Monday’s General Session, including Tom Frieden, David Satcher, Julie Gerberding and Jeffrey Koplan.

For more information about APHA 2016 along with registration information, visit APHA’s website.  Journalists can register for press registration. Email all information per the online press registration page  by Oct. 14. Information for press, including details regarding required credentials, is available on APHA's website. Follow APHA on our Annual Meeting Twitter @APHAAnnualMtg, hashtag #APHA2016 and other social media for the latest news and updates.

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