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Let’s work together to make active transport a walk in the park

Let’s work together to make active transport a walk in the park

Expanding opportunities for active living means addressing the disparities embedded in our built environments.
Dreamers deferred: Protecting the vulnerable in uncertain times

Dreamers deferred: Protecting the vulnerable in uncertain times

In September, the Trump administration left nearly 800,000 young undocumented people fearing for their futures. Known as Dreamers, these young people are at risk of losing their health care, social networks and for some, the only home they’ve ever known.
HIV in film: ‘For every HIV infection, there is a story behind it’

HIV in film: ‘For every HIV infection, there is a story behind it’

Storytelling is a critical skill for public health workers. We can’t improve our communities without solid communication. And it’s up to us as public health practitioners to make sure the stories of our most vulnerable community members are told and heard.
Bringing children’s eye health into clearer focus

Bringing children’s eye health into clearer focus

When we talk about learning challenges affecting school-age children, conditions like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity often come to mind. But vision and eye health? Not so much.

Let’s hear it for the ladies (and their role as public health leaders)

As is the case with most issues in public health, there’s good news and bad news. And the issue of women’s leadership in the field is no exception.
Poster sessions reflect the awesome diversity of public health research

Poster sessions reflect the awesome diversity of public health research

Yesterday marked the opening of the Public Health Expo in Atlanta and with it, a sneak peek at a range of budding scientific discoveries.
National Student Meeting takes on climate change, mentorship, advocacy

National Student Meeting takes on climate change, mentorship, advocacy

If you’re a member of the Student Assembly, you’ll never have to wander alone.

Smoking rates still high among low-income Americans

Despite progress in reducing rates of smoking in the U.S., low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, according to this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Under the new presidential administration, USDA has changed its tune on school nutrition guidelines. Learn why experts in public health and nutrition are concerned in this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Healthy People 2030 advisory committee discusses recommendations, progress

Healthy People 2030 advisory committee discusses recommendations, progress

Experts gathered at a public meeting Sept. 6 to discuss progress on setting objectives for Healthy People 2030.
US cities taking the lead on combating climate change

US cities taking the lead on combating climate change

Cities are combating climate change through concerted initiatives between residents and local governments. Learn more from this story as reported in The Nation's Health.