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Academic health department partnerships boost training

Academic health department partnerships boost training

Every year, more than 200 college students rotate through Tennessee’s Knox County Health Department hoping to put their classroom learning into practice. According to The Nation's Health, it is one of dozens across the country and follows a long tradition of public health-academia partnerships.
Register today for APHA’s Annual Meeting to get Early-Bird discounts

Register today for APHA’s Annual Meeting to get Early-Bird discounts

Register by Aug. 16 to save more than $100 on this year’s APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, which will focus on advancing health equity both at home and abroad.
Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

On an average day in the U.S., gun violence ends the lives of nearly 100 people. Yet across the country, only about 30 researchers are dedicated full time to studying the public health crisis. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Health Equity Now! Registration opens for APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting

Health Equity Now! Registration opens for APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting

Register for the year’s largest gathering of public health professionals by Aug. 16 and save up to $115.
ACA essential health benefits come under threat

ACA essential health benefits come under threat

Health plans are required to cover basic health services such as maternity care, mental health care, and vision and oral health care for kids under the Affordable Care Act. That requirement may be at risk, according to this report from The Nation's Health.
Watch: Texas public health leader on preparedness, disaster and climate change

Watch: Texas public health leader on preparedness, disaster and climate change

A conversation with Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, at APHA 2017.
Watch: Healthy People 2030 wants to hear from you!

Watch: Healthy People 2030 wants to hear from you!

The nation’s public health officials are calling on you to get involved in Healthy People 2030, the new set of health objectives for the coming decade.
Membership in APHA: A free perk for students at some schools

Membership in APHA: A free perk for students at some schools

A new school-sponsored student membership category launched last year by APHA is giving public health students access to the largest network of people studying and working in the field. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
Deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting quickly approaching

Deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting quickly approaching

Interested in presenting your research at one of the world’s largest public health gatherings? Don’t wait: the deadlines for abstract submission are Feb. 19-23.
Watch: Deranger calls on public health to work alongside indigenous communities to confront climate change

Watch: Deranger calls on public health to work alongside indigenous communities to confront climate change

APHA 2017 keynote speaker Eriel Deranger talks with APHA TV.
Watch: APHA President Joseph Telfair calls for honest conversations to begin eliminating health inequities

Watch: APHA President Joseph Telfair calls for honest conversations to begin eliminating health inequities

APHA President Joseph Telfair explains equality vs. health equity in a conversation with APHA TV.
Watch: RWJF’s Besser talks climate change, equity and his new role in philanthropy

Watch: RWJF’s Besser talks climate change, equity and his new role in philanthropy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO Richard Besser discusses his outlook as the new head of the nation's biggest health philanthropy recently with APHA TV.