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2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting Opening Plenary Speaker: Sam Quinones

Mr. Sam Quinones, acclaimed author and journalist, is the opening plenary speaker for the 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting. His most recent book of narrative nonfiction is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. His talk will focus on the federal response to the opioid epidemic as well as the local level approach to both prevention and treatment. 

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Public Health Reports: Does the First Amendment Prevent or Allow FEMA to Provide Disaster Aid to Churches?

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, Dr. William Marshall of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, considers legal arguments for and against Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) providing money to churches as part of its disaster relief program. Currently, FEMA prohibits disaster assistance if the nonprofit organization provides certain ineligible services, such as religious activities.

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2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting – Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting, March 7-9 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Leaders, faculty, staff, and students from all ASPPH-member schools and programs are encouraged to attend.

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ASPPH Participates in Thrive DC Coat Drive

Last week, ASPPH staff participated in our first annual coat drive. Coats were collected for homeless men, women, children, and babies. Staff also volunteered to organize and distribute coats at Thrive DC, an organization that provides a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity.

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