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APHA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

"Creating the Healthiest Nation:  Health Equity Now"

San Diego, CA  |  Nov. 10-14

Irina Gelman, DPM, MPH, commissioner of health, Orange County Health Department in New York, is being honored with the Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work for initiating a telehealth program that serves as a pilot for a larger scale effort to improve access to care, prevent disease and reduce health risks among the county’s rural residents.

    Pictured right (L to R):  Dan Stapleton, Director of Public Health, Niagara County; Dr. Irina Gelman, Commissioner of Health, Orange County;  Dr. Susan Franko, President, New York State Public Health Association; Dr. Charlie Vidal, Director of Education, Puerto Rico Health Department.

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