The official National Public Health Week forum, hosted by APHA, kicked off NPHW 2018 with an exciting keynote address from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH. The event also featured remarks from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and a panel of expert public health voices moderated by APHA President Joseph Telfair, DRPH, MSW, MPH.

Watch the Surgeon General’s remarks below, where he addresses the importance of public health partnerships, discusses the opioid crisis and answers questions from the audience.

You can also watch Dr. Benjamin’s opening remarks and the full panel discussion.

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