APHA statement on Robert Redfield, new director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date: Mar 22 2018

Contact: Megan Lowry, 202-777-3913 

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

Washington, D.C., March 22, 2018 — "I look forward to working with Robert Redfield, MD, following his appointment as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as he leads our country’s disease, injury and disability prevention efforts.

“The American Public Health Association is eager to engage with him on pressing and emerging public health issues and continue our strong collaboration with the agency, improving the nation’s health and strengthening the public health workforce. CDC functions as the core of our nation’s investments in public health and prevention, and his leadership will be essential to the success of those investments.

"I look forward to working with Dr. Redfield to support CDC’s passionate pursuit of healthier communities and families."


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