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Trees don’t just make neighborhoods pretty. They can also save lives.

Trees don’t just make neighborhoods pretty. They can also save lives.

Go hug a tree. It may save your life one day.
Health inequalities: Interventions that can make a difference

Health inequalities: Interventions that can make a difference

How can leaders make the most inroads into improving the health of the public? According to speakers at a Monday morning session on health inequalities, it’s by addressing social determinants of health.
The Nation's Health: Is 'Containment' for public health audiences?

The Nation’s Health: Is ‘Containment’ for public health audiences?

Are we all just days away from being quarantined by a deadly outbreak of highly pathogenic flu? A new TV series thinks so and brings that to life, complete with electrified fences, burning bodies and people being shot in the streets.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.
APHA Meeting inspires advocates to promote health in all policies

APHA Meeting inspires advocates to promote health in all policies

More than 13,000 attendees who came together at the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago were urged to implement health in all policies in their everyday work. Read full meeting coverage in this story from The Nation's Health newspaper.

Mapping walking routes helps New York City health workers pinpoint Legionnaires’ in Queens cooling towers

Knowing where pedestrians walked helped health officials crack a case of Legionnaires’ disease.

Florida health workers using mapping tool to identify children, teens potentially at risk during disease outbreaks

Florida health officials have a new tool to help alert a particularly at-risk population about disease risks.
The Nation's Health: APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting highlights role of place in health

The Nation’s Health: APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting highlights role of place in health

Read more about the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans in The Nation's Health January 2015 issue.

The Nation’s Health: National Public Health Week tells communities to ‘start here’

From health reform to new technology, the nation’s health system is undergoing tremendous change. During this year’s celebration of National Public Health Week, public health advocates nationwide led the way to show Americans how to navigate that new system.
New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

For science. For action. For health. With those six words, APHA revealed a new vision and future for the Association during its 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in November. Read more in this story from the January 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.

Get free social media tips from experts at APHA Annual Meeting

From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Pinterest, social media has become a common tool for many public health professionals during the past decade.
5 digital media campaigns that public health can learn from

5 digital media campaigns that public health can learn from

When it comes to high-profile digital media, it’s often the big brands that do it best. But that doesn’t mean that public health professionals can’t learn from major campaigns and adapt their methods to a smaller scale or budget.