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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.
Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads

Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads

Even though the session title was “Unexpected Allies in Advancing Public Health and Transportation,” there’s been a long, close relationship between transportation and public health.
Monday's General Session: ‘Public health is a best buy'

Monday’s General Session: ‘Public health is a best buy’

Yesterday at the Annual Meeting, APHA's Georges Benjamin sat down for a chat with the current and former CDC directors.
Politics and public health

Politics and public health

For most of the U.S. presidential campaign, public health hasn’t been front and center.
Can't stop the (public health) feeling

Can’t stop the (public health) feeling

For the second year in a row, some of us gathered just after the official first day of the meeting to bust a public health move.
Expo-lore the possibilities: Public Health Expo offers swag and more

Expo-lore the possibilities: Public Health Expo offers swag and more

The Public Health Expo offers a welcome oasis of fun giveaways, the friendliest people, and fascinating info on the latest and greatest in public health.
Building the next generation of climate change champions

Building the next generation of climate change champions

The health impacts of climate change are already spurring a public health response from people working at state and local health departments, from urban planners to emergency responders and across the field.

Strategy aims to improve health status of world’s women, kids: Targets unveiled

Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.
The Nation's Health: Health workers continue fight against Ebola

The Nation’s Health: Health workers continue fight against Ebola

Read more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and APHA's resources to help eliminate the disease, in The Nation's Health January 2015 issue.
Posting to Twitter can help users shed pounds, study finds

Posting to Twitter can help users shed pounds, study finds

Using Twitter has been known to help people gain followers, friends and even employment. But a new study says tweeting can help users lose something equally important — extra pounds.
Q&A with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, APHA’s 2012 legislator of the year

Q&A with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, APHA’s 2012 legislator of the year

Public health champion Rep. Rosa DeLauro was honored as APHA's Legislator of the Year in 2012. Find out what inspires her and why she feels public health advocacy — from town hall to the halls of Congress — is so important.