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Care about racial equity? Get to know GARE

Care about racial equity? Get to know GARE

To all you public health professionals in local and regional government who want to advance racial equity (that’s all of you, right?) get to know GARE.
Worker advocates: ‘Workplace violence isn’t something that just happens’

Worker advocates: ‘Workplace violence isn’t something that just happens’

Advocates for workplace safety know that when violence occurs in our places of employment, it isn’t just an interpersonal matter.
Accessing environmental health services: ‘This is community engagement 101’

Accessing environmental health services: ‘This is community engagement 101’

When it comes to environmental health risks, the deck is stacked against kids.
Science, activism come together at Environmental Justice Town Hall

Science, activism come together at Environmental Justice Town Hall

You can’t talk about health equity without talking about environmental justice.
Town hall humanizes plight of asylum-seekers

Town hall humanizes plight of asylum-seekers

Just 40 minutes south of the San Diego Convention Center is the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Asylum-seekers who have made it this far have endured so much trauma just to get to this point, and the struggle is far from over.
Students urged to #SpeakForHealth: ‘You have to have these discussions’

Students urged to #SpeakForHealth: ‘You have to have these discussions’

There are so many ways to raise your voice in support of public health — no matter your level of advocacy expertise.
Getting to know you: Students connect at National Student Meeting

Getting to know you: Students connect at National Student Meeting

For many at this year’s National Student Meeting, it was their first time taking part in the annual gathering. But by lunch, the public health students who had traveled from around the country looked like old friends.
CPH credential helps workers stay informed, competitive

CPH credential helps workers stay informed, competitive

A new report from The Nation's Health shows how students and current practitioners have been working to become certified in public health to remain up to date on developments in the field.
Complete streets promoting health equity in communities

Complete streets promoting health equity in communities

A “complete streets” approach ensures that mobility conditions are met for all, making for more liveable communities. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine

Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine

The National Institutes of Health is working to transform the status quo in biomedical research. Learn more in this story from The Nation's Health, APHA's award-winning newspaper.
Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

America’s population is getting older, with seniors projected to outnumber children for the first time by 2035. We discussed the challenges this presents along with the upcoming Healthy Aging Summit with APHA member and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright.
‘Housing first’ model making inroads on homelessness

‘Housing first’ model making inroads on homelessness

Providing housing for homeless people is not a cure-all, but a housing-first approach can lead to improved health outcomes. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health newspaper.