APHA looks forward to working with new additions to HHS leadership

Date: Aug 03 2017

Contact: Megan Lowry, 202-777-3913

Statement from Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017—“I would like to extend a welcome and congratulations to new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leaders whose nominations were confirmed by the Senate today, including Lance Robertson, assistant secretary for aging, Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response, Elinore F. McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use, and Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general.

“APHA looks forward to working with these individuals as they engage in evidence-based practices and policies to create the healthiest nation.”


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