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GPHA Newsletter: Spring 2019

We’re less than 2 weeks away from our GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference! Our Spring 2019 newsletter is full of conference details, from schedules and speaker lists, to info about wellness breaks and the silent auction. Check out the newsletter, and then join us in Atlanta May 7-9 as we celebrate 90 years of GPHA!

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US Senate Passes Resolution Affirming Efficacy of Vaccination

Last week, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 165, which affirms the efficacy of vaccination in the midst of measles outbreaks in 15 states. The resolution says, in part, that the Senate “affirms that vaccines and immunizations save lives and are essential to maintain the public health and the economic and national security of the United States.”

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Silent Auction: Get Ready to Bid!

GPHA will host a silent auction during the conference, and you’ll have the opportunity to bid on great gifts, getaways and packages. A portion of your proceeds will benefit the Jim Alley Memorial Fund.

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APHA Gathering Signatures on Letter Regarding Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

The American Public Health Association is working with the American Lung Association to gather signatures on a health professionals’ letter regarding changes to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering weakening these standards, and APHA believes they need to hear from health experts that undermining these protections is unacceptable and would cause irreversible harm to patients and communities. The deadline to sign the letter is April 15, 2019.

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