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Public health and planning: Partnering for better health

Public health and planning: Partnering for better health

Active transportation has proven health benefits, benefits the environment and provides economic benefit to communities. Luckily, public health professionals and the planning community are working together to make those benefits a reality.
Turning up the heat on creative climate messaging

Turning up the heat on creative climate messaging

Extreme heat may be one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths, but public health workers are still struggling to find prevention messaging that resonates with the public.
Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

As our nation moves toward greener power sources like solar and wind, “no worker or community should be roadkill on the path to a better future.”
Making children’s environmental health a priority

Making children’s environmental health a priority

A staggering 1.7 million children younger than 5 die around the globe each year due to environmental causes, with lower respiratory infections and diarrheal disease the top killers.
Climate change data key to predicting future vector-borne disease outbreaks

Climate change data key to predicting future vector-borne disease outbreaks

The intersections of climate change and health were on full display at a Monday scientific session on the effects of climate change on arbovirus transmission in the Americas.
‘Film has the power to educate and mobilize people we could never reach’

‘Film has the power to educate and mobilize people we could never reach’

This year's APHA Global Public Health Film Festival opened yesterday with National Geographic’s compelling feature documentary film “From the Ashes.”
APHA Annual Meeting gathering at the intersection of climate and health

APHA Annual Meeting gathering at the intersection of climate and health

This year’s APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is gathering at the Georgia World Congress Center — one of the 15 largest LEED-certified buildings in the world. It’s a particularly appropriate location considering this year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.”
Climate changes tribal and indigenous health

Climate changes tribal and indigenous health

Understanding the unique issues American Indian/Alaska Native people face.
A child-centered look at disaster relief

A child-centered look at disaster relief

Understanding the health risks to children after a natural disaster
Planting trees for public health

Planting trees for public health

How we can achieve a healthier, more verdant world
Are we protecting our children?

Are we protecting our children?

The state of US environmental public health systems
Children at risk in a changing climate

Children at risk in a changing climate

A look at the populations most vulnerable to climate change