Dr. Adewale Troutman addresses auto safety at the National Press Club

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On January 15, University of South Florida Professor Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, NA, CPH, spoke at a National Press Club news conference announcing the 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.

As president of the American Public Health Association, Dr. Troutman helped release the report and advocated for auto safety.

“The most effective strategy to combat this public health problem is prevention,” said Dr. Troutman.  “Years of research show that driving sober, properly restraining our children in cars, protecting novice teen drivers and keeping our hands on the wheel and our eyes on the road will prevent crashes.”

Dr. Troutman holds a faculty appointment in the USF College of Public Health and directs the Center for Leadership in Public Health.  Additionally, he directs the Public Health Practice Program, which offers a MPH degree in online and executive weekend formats.  In November, he was installed as president of the American Public Health Association.

For additional information on the news conference and the report published by Advocates for Auto and Highway Safety, see the article titled “Crash deaths increase as states lag in adopting highway safety laws” on APHA’s Public Health Newswire.

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