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APHA Says Investing in Healthy People and Communities Can Help Create a Healthy Economy
Date:1/28/2008

ing congressional effort to update U.S. farm policies to help reduce childhood obesity, improve access to nutritious foods and support locally produced foods, which better supports farmers and their communities.

"The economic returns on these investments are potentially enormous," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "Through sound implementation of these principles, public health can be part of the solution to our economic, health security and climate crises. We urge the administration and Congress to work together in a bipartisan fashion to meet these challenges."

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Contact: Bithiah Lafontant, (202) 777-2509

Email: bithiah.lafontant@apha.org


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