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Giving back at APHA 2017: Meeting-goers support research project in Atlanta schools

Giving back at APHA 2017: Meeting-goers support research project in Atlanta schools

Thanks in part to volunteers at APHA’s Annual Meeting, researchers will be exploring whether physical activity in kids also improves school performance.
It’s time to set your clocks and check your stocks!

It’s time to set your clocks and check your stocks!

When you reset your clocks, use it as a reminder to check your emergency stockpile. That way, when a disaster happens, you’ll have everything you need.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, talks kidney disease risks and prevention.
Public health taking action as climate change heats up

Public health taking action as climate change heats up

APHA announces 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health. Learn more in this story from the January 2017 issue of The Nation's Health.
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.