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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.
Public health, planning come together to create healthier communities: Plan4Health

Public health, planning come together to create healthier communities: Plan4Health

A new partnership has the public health and planning communities working together. Read more in the January 2018 issue of The Nation's Health.
Why ending police violence is a public health issue: A Q&A with APHA’s Georges Benjamin

Why ending police violence is a public health issue: A Q&A with APHA’s Georges Benjamin

APHA's Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses police violence and why it's a public health issue in an interview with The Nation's Health.
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.