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ASPPH Member Response to Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma's destruction to Florida and other states in the Southeast, as well as to Puerto Rico, has impacted most of our members in that area. Many of our members are already involved in the response efforts.

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SOPHAS Virtual Fair

Join us on September 19 for a SOPHAS Virtual Fair. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to meet over 60 schools and programs of public health all in one place.

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ASPPH Welcomes New Fellows

ASPPH welcomes five new participants to our Fellowship Programs. Two new ASPPH Fellows began their assignments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and three new ASPPH Fellows began their assignments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.) 

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ASPPH Member Highlight on Preparedness

September marks the 13th annual National Preparedness Month, which is a time for individuals, families, and businesses to think about how to stay informed and plan for potential emergency situations. ASPPH is highlighting preparedness initiatives and research across our membership.

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This Is Public Health Graduate School Fairs

The first of the fall This Is Public Health Graduate School Fairs will begin on Tuesday, September 12 in Madison, WI. Join This Is Public Health, SOPHAS, and representatives from over 25 schools and programs of public health at each of the TIPH grad fairs. We are also holding fairs in Columbus, OH (9/13) and Pittsburgh, PA (9/14). Registration is still open and FREE for all attendees.

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Public Health Reports: Use of Emergency Department Data to Monitor and Respond to an Increase in Opioid Overdoses in New Hampshire, 2011 – 2015

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, Ms. Elizabeth R. Daly, Mr. Kenneth Dufault, Mr. David J. Swenson, Mr. Paul Lakevicius, Ms. Erin Metcalf, and Dr. Benjamin P. Chan from New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services report on their use of the data from New Hampshire’s Emergency Department (ED) syndromic surveillance system to compare and assess trends in the occurrence of opioid-related ED encounters.

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