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Public health students help bring health promotion, education worldwide

Public health students help bring health promotion, education worldwide

One way to improve hand-washing among schoolchildren? Show them that cleaning hands can be fun.
Film festival harnesses the power of storytelling to highlight opioid crisis

Film festival harnesses the power of storytelling to highlight opioid crisis

“And my little girl is on the floor, dead.”
Black Mamas Matter: ‘At some point, some folks have to stand up for women’

Black Mamas Matter: ‘At some point, some folks have to stand up for women’

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women — a crisis we can all help address by working together.
‘Courageous conversations’ can improve health: ‘Every moment is an organizing moment’

‘Courageous conversations’ can improve health: ‘Every moment is an organizing moment’

Dolores Huerta was 25 years old, working in Stockton, California, when a farmworker who had been paralyzed came seeking help applying for welfare.
Free souvenirs, fun conversations at the Public Health Expo

Free souvenirs, fun conversations at the Public Health Expo

Visit the Public Health Expo and we promise you won't come away empty-handed or disappointed.
Start planning today for National Public Health Week 2019

Start planning today for National Public Health Week 2019

Sure, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but it’s still never too early to start planning for National Public Health Week 2019.
APHA/California Endowment Summit: ‘Lead with compassion’

APHA/California Endowment Summit: ‘Lead with compassion’

Godwin Higa has a proven formula for helping schoolchildren rise above the trauma in their lives.
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.”
Teens & sexual health: ‘They do want to talk to you. They just don’t know how.’

Teens & sexual health: ‘They do want to talk to you. They just don’t know how.’

Some local teens here in Atlanta have advice not only for those of you working in public health, but especially for all of us parents.
The opioid addiction epidemic: 'This is tragedy. This is misery.’

The opioid addiction epidemic: ‘This is tragedy. This is misery.’

Even though we’ve all heard of the devastating toll prescription opioid addiction is taking on our country, when public health researchers put the numbers on a display screen, it’s still tough to comprehend.
Black Mamas Matter: Maternal deaths a ‘human rights crisis’

Black Mamas Matter: Maternal deaths a ‘human rights crisis’

How can we address the tragedy of rising maternal mortality in the U.S. as well as a widening disparity between black and white women?
Expo! Expo! Read all about it!

Expo! Expo! Read all about it!

Where can you find baskets of condoms, an animated satellite map of the changing area of arctic sea ice and cactus-shaped pens? APHA's Public Health Expo, of course.