APHA, health groups urge confirmation of Murthy

May 16, 2014
Public Health Newswire

With the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general stalled, health groups today pledged strong support for his candidacy and urged senators to confirm him to the post.

In a letter, more than 70 public health organizations including APHA and many of its Affiliates wrote, “Dr. Murthy is a well-qualified, forward thinking and innovative leader with a strong commitment to public health. We are confident that he will play an important and leading role in improving the health of the American public, and we urge you to support his nomination.”

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