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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.
Step it up! Let’s walk the public health walk

Step it up! Let’s walk the public health walk

If you’re looking for a great way to walk the public health walk while at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, join the APHA 2017 Steps Challenge.
#TaxesAreGood for public health

#TaxesAreGood for public health

It’s true that nothing’s certain except death and taxes. And thinking of either can fill a person with dread. But public health advocates say it’s time we speak up about the good that taxes can do.

On racism: ‘It is difficult to recognize a system of inequity that privileges us’

APHA workshop offers powerful conversation on what we all can do to name racism, address it and, hopefully, move our society closer to one in which health equity is the norm.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge: Improving health one community at a time

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge: Improving health one community at a time

At yesterday’s Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Institute, attendees discussed ways to approach and address the social determinants of health and strategies for creating lasting change at the community level.
Report shows attacks on health workers in 23 countries

Report shows attacks on health workers in 23 countries

They should offer care and safe refuge, but a startling new report shows “health facilities are too often the most dangerous places in communities.”
Taking on obesity one soda at a time

Taking on obesity one soda at a time

Because problems like overweight and obesity don’t respect county borders, public health agencies are finding more ways to work together.
Let's get ethical: Expanding the role of ethics education

Let’s get ethical: Expanding the role of ethics education

APHA’s Ethics Section is reaching out to schools and programs of public health to better understand how ethics are taught in the classroom, and they need your help.