With Election Day close at hand, the public health community is preparing for how a new administration and new Congress will address issues that impact the health and safety of citizens, ranging from the Zika virus to chronic diseases to the opioid epidemic. Research!America is hosting the town hall, "Assuring Public Health and Prevention is a High Priority for Next Congress and President," at American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center on Monday, October 31, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m (MST). The panel discussion will touch on critical issues including patient hopes and expectations; the careers of the next generation of public health professionals; and global health security. Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, will moderate the town hall.
Confirmed panelists include: Julie Gerberding, M.D., MPH, executive vice president for strategic communications, global public policy and population health, Merck; Robert Youle, former board chair, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, attorney and partner at Sherman & Howard, LLC; Morgan McCloskey, MPH, project coordinator, health, wellness and fitness, Colorado State University; David Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., dean, Colorado School of Public Health.
According to a recent public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America, a majority of Americans (78%) say Congress should make health promotion and disease prevention research a priority, compared with other policy areas. For more information on APHA’s Annual Meeting, click here.