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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.
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.