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APHA Mid Year Meeting 2011

Dear Friend of Public Health,


Jennifer Granholm The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan

Jennifer Granholm discussed how despite spending more on health compared to other countries, the U.S. still lags behind on overall health outcomes. But she reasoned that public health can change that. “It’s about social, political and economic justice.” 

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Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake
President, Lake Research Partners

Celinda Lake shared new public opinion research on prevention and wellness.  “The public is strongly supportive of prevention and believes it should be a much higher priority.”

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Lawrence Wallack

Dr. Lawrence Wallak
College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University

Lawrence Wallack provided an inspiring Closing Session speech focused on crafting effective messages that reflect public health's social justice values.   “First we need to correct our fundamental errors and start making better arguments about what kind of country we are and what kind of values guide us.” 

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