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2016 Public Health Reports Partners Meeting

The 2016 Public Health Reports Partners Meeting took place March 23, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The meeting provided an opportunity for board members to meet in person as a group for the first time and develop a strategic plan for 2016 and beyond. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health would like to thank attendees, moderators, and presenters for taking the time to attend our inaugural PHR Partners Meeting. Their commitment to and support of the journal is paramount in our mission to grow and advance Public Health Reports.

[Photo: Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and PHR Editorial Board members and partners]

In attendance were editorial board members Drs. William Aldis, Joseph H. Bates, Hazel D. Dean, Zygmunt F. Dembek, Russell Kirby, Richard S. Kurz, Marlynn L. May, and Ms. Beth A. Resnick; editor in chief, Dr. Frederic E. Shaw, and acting managing editor, Ms. Sasha Ruiz; and contributing editor Ms. Sara Rosenbaum. Special guests included U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and Dr. Nazleen Bharmal, director of science and policy, Office of the Surgeon General, and Dr. Michael F. Iademarco, director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, at CDC.

Dean Gary Raskob, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health, and chair of ASPPH Board of Directors welcomed the board on behalf of ASPPH, acknowledged the support of the Surgeon General’s office and CDC and introduced Dr. Murthy. Dr. Murthy greeted the board and expressed his appreciation of the hard work and dedication the PHR Editorial Board and partners do on behalf of the journal and shared his vision of for the future of PHR. Dr. Murthy stressed the importance of the journal as it ties into the core mission and key initiatives of his office.

Public Health Reports, official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878, provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community. Published in collaboration with ASPPH since 1999, PHR complements ASPPH’s mission to transform public health by strengthening and promoting the education, research, service, and practice activities schools and programs. The journal advocates for investments needed to advance population health and more effective public health policies.