Statement | 6/17/2020
Over the last several months, we have recognized the tremendous role our front line health care workers have played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These doctors, nurses, first responders, and many other health professionals are heroes, deserving every bit of gratitude we can offer them.Another group of health professionals are also heroes, their work often hidden from public view. Public health workers – physicians, nurses, public health officials, epidemiologists, and many others – are working tirelessly to protect communities and save lives, often navigating difficult political and public expectations to make recommendations that must balance rapidly changing science and wide-ranging health and economic impacts.
The American College of Preventive Medicine, American Association of Public Health Physicians, and American Public Health Association stand with our colleagues and elected leaders across the country who are working tirelessly to contain the pandemic.
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