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Ideas to improve public health shared in #NPHWChat

The AOA joined the National Public Health Week Twitter chat to share how DOs are taking steps to improve public health.

In one hour, the National Public Health Week (NPHW) Twitter chat saw almost 4,300 tweets from 822 people and organizations, gaining over 68 million impressions, according to the official NPHW twitter page.

The AOA participated in the #NPHWChat on Wednesday afternoon to share what the osteopathic profession is doing to raise awareness of public health issues and improve public health.

Responding to questions of how we can create a healthier U.S. and remove barriers to health equity, the AOA shined a spotlight on physicians like Richard Bryce, DO, who leads healthy lifestyle boot camps for underinsured youth in Detroit and Farhad Modarai, DO, who helps create permanent medical respite facilities for homeless individuals.

More than 800 people as well as organizations like the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics participated in the conversation on how the U.S. can become the healthiest nation by 2030.

Scroll through some of the tweets below and see the full #NPHWChat conversation on Twitter.

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