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Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill

7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Directors and staff of COA attended the first Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by the Coalition for Health Funding, of which COA is a member. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX), founding co-chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus, provided brief remarks and met with exhibitors like COA.

Public Health Service officers at the COA booth included CDR Allison Adams (nurse), CAPT Kofi Ansah (pharmacist), CAPT Dean Coppola (dentist), and CAPT Sara Newman (scientist). The PHS officers discussed their role as America's Health Responders, experiences serving in the USPHS Commissioned Corps, and recent domestic and international health responses. COA staff discussed the association's role of protecting the interested of the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

Photo: COA Staff

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