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VIDEO: Adewale Troutman on a Hopeful Future for Public Health

Nov 9, 2012, 2:35 PM

Inspired by the 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently talked with a range of national thought leaders to discuss what’s needed—and what works—to achieve better health.

Today, we're featuring video interviews with Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH, President-elect of the APHA.

Troutman spoke about how looking back on his own personal story—how far he’s come to get where he is today—makes him hopeful for the future.

He also discussed how working with non-traditional partners can help public health departments address social determinants of health such as housing, education, urban blight and crime. This leads to fairer, healthier communities.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.