Dear Colleagues, 

Join me for APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta where we will be presenting our scientific research. APHA’s Annual Meeting serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. More than 1,000 cutting-edge scientific sessions will be presented. The meeting also includes an exhibit hall with more than 600 booths of products, services and information, as well as countless networking opportunities. As lead author, I am proud to announce that our abstracts have been accepted for presentation as part of two scientific sessions! I hope you can attend the meeting to view our presentations and so much more! 

 Our first presentation, titled "Addressing childhood asthma in post-disaster environments: The Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) asthma counseling intervention" is scheduled for a round table discussion, session 4106.0, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. For more information view the session online or visit the abstract.

 Our second presentation, titled "Examining the impact of an asthma counseling intervention on caregiver perceptions and behaviors for the management of childhood asthma in a post-disaster environment" is scheduled for an oral presentation session 4238.0, Children with Special Health Care Needs on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. More information on this session is available online or by visiting the abstract.  

 For general information about the APHA Annual Meeting or to find out about other sessions and presentations visit the Annual Meeting home page. Registration and Housing are now open. Take advantage of the early-bird discount and register by August 10.

I hope you can attend our presentation as we join APHA in exploring the latest public health practices and challenges. 

 Sincerely, 

 Eleanor Thornton

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