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Join us next Monday, August 17th at 2pm ET as @asp Join us next Monday, August 17th at 2pm ET as @aspphorg hosts a national webinar on the Public Health Reports special issue. This special issue promotes policy research, creation, and implementation as key to addressing complex, multisectoral factors that influence the population-level morbidity, mortality, and health disparities of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and tuberculosis. 

Dr. Jared Stokes (Editorial Fellow, Public Health Reports) will host the webinar and Ms. Sara Zeigler (Associate Director for Policy at CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention) will facilitate the panel discussion with lead authors Mr. Marcelo H. Fernández-Viña, and Ms. Kelly Thompson.

Visit the link in our bio to register! 
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Hello there! My name is Anthony Surace. I will be Hello there! My name is Anthony Surace. I will be hosting this week's #AmbassadorTakeover for #ThisIsPublicHealth social media platforms.

I am entering the 4th year of my PhD in Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University School of  Public Health (@brownpublichealth). My work examines health disparities among the LGBTQ populations in the U.S. and Australasia.

This week I will be posting information on populations at extra high risk of COVID-19 and related health issues. I am super excited to share these research findings during this pandemic. My goal is to spread accurate, scientific information to as many people as possible via this platform.
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