APHA 2017 Closing Session: ‘Show up. Stand on the side of resisting oppression’

APHA 2017 Closing Session: ‘Show up. Stand on the side of resisting oppression’

Everything is connected. That was the message from today’s Closing General Session speakers, who offered a powerful reminder that matters of climate change are intertwined with and inseparable from systems of oppression.
APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Atlanta and APHA 2017!

APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Atlanta and APHA 2017!

With so many challenges facing public health, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be than surrounded by thousands of people determined to make the world a better, safer and healthier place for all, writes APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin.
Can’t make the Annual Meeting? Register today for APHA Live

Can’t make the Annual Meeting? Register today for APHA Live

Can't travel to Atlanta for the Annual Meeting? We've got you covered. APHA Live is the next best thing to being there.
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Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

The president outlined his administration’s plans to prevent opioid overdoses, but according to public health leaders, his plans fall short.

Nov. 17 news: Nicotine limits, dogs lower mortality, minorities and diabetes, state disparities

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Nov. 16 news: Bipartisan gun control deal, gun violence is public health, Legionnaires’ in California, plague in Madagascar

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Nov. 15 news: House ACA mandate repeal, herbal anti-opioid kills 36, maternal health at risk, increased depression among teen girls

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Protecting Our Future

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Protecting Our Future

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shares his thoughts on the past year and APHA's many accomplishments in his message from the 2017 APHA Annual Report.

Nov. 14 news: HHS Secretary pick, blood pressure guidelines, hepatitis C in San Francisco, soda consumption down

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

Nov. 13 news: Legionnaires’, birth-control mandate, pollution and osteoporosis

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Nov. 9 news: Alcohol cancer risks, flu season predictions, over-the-counters as effective as opioids

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Over the last five days, more than 20,000 tweets went out using the hashtag #APHA2017. Here are some of our favorites from the last day of APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.
Let’s work together to make active transport a walk in the park

Let’s work together to make active transport a walk in the park

Expanding opportunities for active living means addressing the disparities embedded in our built environments.
Workplace violence: 'How can we make things better?'

Workplace violence: ‘How can we make things better?’

At a time when nurses face “epidemic levels of violence at work,” there’s a lot we all can do to help, said presenters during a Wednesday morning Annual Meeting session on “Violence in the Workplace.”
APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

It's so hard to say goodbye!