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Highlights from The Nation's Health: Best of 2017

Highlights from The Nation’s Health: Best of 2017

Here are the 10 most popular stories reported this year in The Nation's Health, APHA's award-winning newspaper.
Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants

Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants

Public health knows achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. But doing so requires creativity, persistence and humility.
It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement

It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement

Here are the facts: Almost 6 percent of homes in the U.S. are inadequate for living. These dangerous dwellings are almost always inhabited by people with low incomes.
APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

Today's Storify post brings the Annual Meeting theme of climate change and health into focus.
ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

How can public health do better at addressing both physical chronic health conditions and mental health issues in high-risk populations? The answer might lie in combining care for both.
What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes

What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes

This year’s meeting may be climate-focused, but advocates are showing attendees all the ways climate intersects with every aspect of public health.
Can’t stop the APHA dance!

Can’t stop the APHA dance!

As the last notes of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” rang out last night, public health advocates celebrated not only the dance itself, but a successful first full day of APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.
APHA Storify from Atlanta: Students making their mark

APHA Storify from Atlanta: Students making their mark

Our first Storify post from Atlanta brings you dispatches from our future public health leaders.
(Book) party time, excellent: Authors enjoy Expo event

(Book) party time, excellent: Authors enjoy Expo event

On Sunday afternoon, authors and editors of four books from APHA Press got together for a book signing party.

Beyond the classroom: Student Assembly members take advantage of meeting opportunities

Professionals at all points in their career know that APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo is the perfect place to get some networking done. You never know who you’ll meet. But perhaps no one is more excited about such opportunities as APHA’s Student Assembly members.
Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

With more than one-third of Americans living with obesity, health workers and advocates are working to find new ways to address the issue. Read more as reported in this story from The Nation's Health.
Communities working to improve their health, thanks to challenge

Communities working to improve their health, thanks to challenge

Now that its 50 grantees have been named and awarded, the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is moving forward at full tilt, with new and existing programs beginning to thrive in communities across the country. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.