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ASPPH raises awareness about education and career options in public health through student ambassadors, graduate fairs, partnerships, interprofessional activities, and other pipeline-building events for students.

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I am very thankful for this opportunity that TIPH I am very thankful for this opportunity that TIPH gave me over the past week to share information regarding indirect effects of COVID-19.
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Thanks to everyone who followed my posts and stories! It was a great pleasure! Have a blessed weekend ahead! Until next time! Signing off @nihmath
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"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth" Mohammed Ali
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Hello everyone! My name is Nihmath Nasiha (@nihmat Hello everyone! My name is Nihmath Nasiha (@nihmath) and I will be hosting this week's #AmbassadorTakeover for #ThisIsPublicHealth social media platforms!

I am currently doing my 2nd year MPH Epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (@unthscpublichealth). I am also interning at the Tarrant County Public Health (@TarrantCountyPublicHealth).
 
I am extremely excited to be the first of my cohort this year to takeover social media platforms!

In light of the current pandemic, this week I will be sharing the indirect health impacts of COVID-19. Kindly, tag along to explore all the useful and intriguing information you need to know regarding this topic. I am greatly looking forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for public health with all of you! Stay tuned!
Current TIPH Ambassador Evelyn Z. @evezavala from Current TIPH Ambassador Evelyn Z. @evezavala from @masonchhs shares #WhyIMask in Spanish:

"¡Yo uso una máscara para mi familia! Han trabajado duro para crear una vida hermosa para mis hermanos y yo, y odiaría exponerlos a ellos y a mi comunidad a este virus. Quiero ayudar a contener y encajonar el virus. Al trabajar para la iniciativa de COVID-19, he visto de primera mano la rapidez con la que uno puede enfermarse e infectar accidentalmente a otros, especialmente en la comunidad Hispana. Si me da el virus y soy asintomática, sé que usar una máscara ayudará a proteger a mi familia y amigos, especialmente a aquellos inmunocomprometidos. Al usar una máscara estoy ayudando a reducir la propagación de COVID-19 donde quiera que vaya. ¿Usarás una máscara conmigo?
#FuturaEpidemióloga"

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TIPH Ambassador Nihmath Nasiha @nihmath from @unth TIPH Ambassador Nihmath Nasiha @nihmath from @unthscpublichealth shares her story on #WhyIMask: 

As a budding epidemiologist and an intern at Tarrant County Public Health, contact tracing has helped me understand the magnitude of the COVID-19 disease burden. A research study conducted at University of North Texas Health Science Center by Dr. Rajesh Nandy shows a reduction in the average number of daily cases in counties that have mandated masks compared to those without a mandate on masks that have a steady rise. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Together we mask! Together we fight! Towards a better future for all! #WhyIMask #ThisIsPublicHealth
TIPH Ambassador Alexandra from @rutgerssph shares TIPH Ambassador Alexandra from @rutgerssph shares #WhyIMask:

The reason #WhyIMask is because I don’t think that doing the right thing should be made political. I wear a mask to protect others. I refuse to take the chance of passing the virus to someone who is vulnerable due to their age or health status and be the reason why I or someone else loses a beloved family member. I also wear a mask to show respect to any front line/essential worker that has put their life on the line so that I am able to experience the normalcy of going to the doctor, grocery store, pharmacy, etc..

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TIPH Ambassador Samantha G. shares #WhyIMask: I w TIPH Ambassador Samantha G. shares #WhyIMask:

I wear a mask to protect and respect those around me, especially those most vulnerable to infection. I do not think I have the right to put others at risk and by wearing a mask I can show people that I care. I want to help in the fight against this virus and wearing a mask is a simple way I can.

Mask Hack!! If you’re feeling trapped in your mask pop in a menthol cough drop to help you feel less stuffy!

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TIPH Ambassador Juliana B shares why she masks in TIPH Ambassador Juliana B shares why she masks in both Greek and English:

“Φοράμε πάντα τη μάσκα για να προστατεύσουμε των εαυτών μας και όλους τους άλλους που είναι δίπλα μας.” As human beings, “We should always wear our mask to protect not only ourselves, but also those around us.” It is important for us to work together towards herd immunity and protecting each other. That’s #WhyIMask. #ThisIsPublicHealth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@c The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@cdcgov) and the World Health Organization (@who) recommend wearing cloth masks because the evidence is clear that wearing masks, washing your hands, and watching your distance are three ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially when used together. 
 
As ASPPH deans Amy Lauren Fairchild (@osupublichealth ), Cheryl Healton (@nyugph), and Sandro Galea (@busph) wrote in their recent article (link in bio), “Masks are not primarily about self-protection. They are about protecting others.” 

Therefore, today we are launching an initiative to encourage mask-wearing by sharing personal stories of why individuals find it important to wear a mask: #WhyIMask 

By sharing your stories, we hope others will be inspired to take this easy step to take care of themselves and their communities.
 
Please share your story by tagging us in your post, or using the hashtags #WhyIMask and #ThisIsPublicHealth. Alternatively, you may send us your story via the form in our bio. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
The protection of the American people from #COVID1 The protection of the American people from #COVID19 must remain our priority. Follow @aspphorg bio link to read the letter, signed by 77 leaders of ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health. The letter sent to President Trump urges him and the American people to focus on science-based interventions to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. #ASPPHAdvocates #ThisIsPublicHealth
As of today, there have been over 13 million confi As of today, there have been over 13 million confirmed cases of #COVID19 worldwide, and that number continues to rise. 
Help #StoptheSpread by remembering the three W's to reduce your risk. 
Visit the link in our bio for information from the @cdcgov about how to protect yourself and others. #ThisIsPublicHealth
The Global Network for Academic Public Health (Glo The Global Network for Academic Public Health (Global Network), is a convening body for academic public health leaders from around the world to share, learn, collaborate, to improve, and protect the health of the public and planet. 

🌍Visit the link in our bio for the full statement on the World Health Organization’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) stands with Dr. Anthony Fauci and encourages him to continue to ‘speak truth to power’ and to trust that the American people can handle scientific truths, and will stand behind informed, reasoned decisions that protect us from Covid-19. Abraham Lincoln said, ‘He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help.’ Under the Lincoln standard, President Trump and the current administration have not earned the right to criticize Dr Fauci, who has dedicated his long career to advancing public health and medical research.

Visit @aspphorg bio link to access the press release. #ThisIsPublicHealth
Public Health is inherently global. In an increasi Public Health is inherently global. In an increasingly interconnected world, events that occur irrespective of political or natural borders – whether pandemics, natural disasters, or environmental pollution – affect everyone. The United States is a preferred destination for many international students who want to study public health, largely because of the academic reputation and world-wide influence of America’s schools and programs of public health. Most international students are studying public health in the US so that they can return to - and improve the health of their home countries and build a safer planet. 

ASPPH strongly urges Congress and the courts to reverse these mean and misguided policy changes, intended to marginalize those whose only crime is to seek to improve the health of everyone, everywhere.

Visit @aspphorg bio for our full statement. #ThisIsPublicHealth
We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its Infectious Diseases campaign and to help celebrate the end of Hepatitis Awareness Month! Infectious diseases kill over 17 million people each year, and during a global pandemic, we see the important role public health professionals play in the U.S. and abroad. This campaign highlights the critical work the leaders in this field are doing and why others should consider a career in public health, while educating readers on how to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases, during a pandemic or otherwise. 
Learn more by checking out the campaign online via the link in our bio.
“Voting is how we participate in a civic society “Voting is how we participate in a civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.” - Loretta Lynch

Now more then ever, we are reminded of our power to choose who represents us, our values, and the best path forward to keep our communities healthy.

We encourage everyone to vote and be heard in both local and national elections. We need all of your voices to influence future policy decisions on vital public health issues.

Visit @aspphorg bio link to learn how to participate safely in this year's election.

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The Supreme Court ruled today (June 15, 2020) that The Supreme Court ruled today (June 15, 2020) that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.

The vote was 6 to 3, with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch writing the majority opinion. He was joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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