AACAP Standing Up for Scientific Integrity
On Friday, December 15, 2017, The Washington Post first reported that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were instructed to refrain from using specific words and phrases in official budget documents.
UPDATE: AACAP, along with 300 other public health organizations, were part of a collaborative and organized response to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary Department of Health and Human Services, expressing not only our concerns, but requesting further explanation from HHS on the language ban. Check out the response here.
Please know, AACAP will always stick to its core values and principles. Among these, we are clear that:
AACAP strongly supports the basic principle of unqualified, open, and free communication amongst scientists, clinicians, and the public in pursuit of advancing the health and safety of children, adolescents, and their families.