Lisa Carlson with two smiling women

four smiling women waving state of Maryland flags

Rachel McMongale and Surili Patel with climate award winner

five smiling women displaying awards

three smiling women with plates of food

Last night at the APHA Annual Meeting, the Council of Affiliates held their annual reception and awards ceremony celebrating excellence in state and local public health work. Also during the reception, APHA's Center for Climate, Health and Equity awarded advocates for their leadership on addressing the health impacts of climate change. (Photos by Jim Ezell, courtesy EZ Event Photography)