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Making health messages accessible to the hearing impaired

Making health messages accessible to the hearing impaired

For many people seeking health information, accessing it can be as easy as a Google search or watching a YouTube video. But it's not as easy for many deaf and hearing-impaired people.
Confronting human trafficking through a public health lens

Confronting human trafficking through a public health lens

Whether it was a Boston-born transgender patient or a Ugandan working in domestic servitude, Hanni Stoklosa has seen a variety of patients who were victims of sex or labor trafficking come through her emergency room.
Public health works to increase data on imprisoned mothers

Public health works to increase data on imprisoned mothers

Imprisonment is connected to a series of public health issues. But being pregnant and imprisoned adds another layer of complexity that has spent little time under the public health microscope.
Day of Action promotes health in all policies, built environment

Day of Action promotes health in all policies, built environment

Annual Meeting attendees got a chance to learn the layout of their host city of Denver and how it promotes health, thanks to an annual Section event.
South Carolina flooding becomes case study in community resiliency

South Carolina flooding becomes case study in community resiliency

When Hurricane Joaquin hovered over South Carolina in the fall of 2015 causing historic flooding, state residents — particularly in the Midlands region — had to quickly discover what they were made of.
Marmot signs latest book ‘The Health Gap’ for public health admirers

Marmot signs latest book ‘The Health Gap’ for public health admirers

When Annual Meeting attendee Mark-Andrew Stefan heard that Michael Marmot would be signing his latest book, he had to get his hands on a copy.
Annual Meeting attendees share what brings them to the Mile High City

Annual Meeting attendees share what brings them to the Mile High City

Whether it’s the search for a new job or the search for new ways to improve their community’s health, there are many reasons why people attend the APHA Annual Meeting.
National Student Meeting spotlights Colorado public health in action

National Student Meeting spotlights Colorado public health in action

At today's National Student Meeting in Denver, public health students heard from Colorado public health workers on marijuana education, suicide prevention and moving their careers forward.
The Nation's Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

The Nation’s Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

A foster child’s home may change often, but pediatrician Annalisa Behnken wants to make sure that wherever a child is living, her or his medical home stays consistent.
The Nation's Health: Education linked to health throughout lifespan

The Nation’s Health: Education linked to health throughout lifespan

Anthony Iton said he is hard-pressed to find anyone against high-quality education for everyone.
The Nation's Health quiz: 6 questions to prove your public health newsiness

The Nation’s Health quiz: 6 questions to prove your public health newsiness

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