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Programs highlight success of community-driven health education

Programs highlight success of community-driven health education

Health education strategies aimed at changing individual behavior are still some of the most effective public health measures.
Menstrual health receives little attention, lacks good research data

Menstrual health receives little attention, lacks good research data

Women and girls in the U.S. and around the world are provided very little, if any, education and support about their menstrual cycles.
‘Building people power’ is the path to health equity

‘Building people power’ is the path to health equity

People’s power over themselves and their communities became the theme of a Tuesday afternoon Annual Meeting session on “Transforming Local Communities to Achieve Health Equity.”
Monday General Session: ‘We need new stories about vulnerability, poverty and identity’

Monday General Session: ‘We need new stories about vulnerability, poverty and identity’

Melissa Harris-Perry led a wide-ranging Monday General Session that touched on implicit bias, racism, classism, presidential elections, state policies and more.
Surveys show dentists support greater dental coverage for older Americans

Surveys show dentists support greater dental coverage for older Americans

The majority of dentists in the U.S. are willing to provide care to Medicare recipients if dental benefits were added to the Medicare program.
New research on advancing health equity among older rural adults

New research on advancing health equity among older rural adults

At a Monday Annual Meeting session, presenters called for expanding prevention and health programs to rural areas and taking special consideration to reach older minority communities.
Readers meet ‘giants’ in public health at APHA Book Signing Party

Readers meet ‘giants’ in public health at APHA Book Signing Party

Yesterday's Book Signing Party at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo was unlike regular bookstore signings for Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Poster sessions highlight scope, diversity of public health research

Poster sessions highlight scope, diversity of public health research

From occupational health to cancer screenings and family food security, APHA poster sessions cover all facets of public health.
Q&A: APHA Annual Meeting attendees find camaraderie, connection

Q&A: APHA Annual Meeting attendees find camaraderie, connection

"At work, you’re in silos. Here, you’re together."
Youth in San Diego’s City Heights embrace their power to make change

Youth in San Diego’s City Heights embrace their power to make change

Lessons about changing the narrative and building collective agency were the focus of several breakout sessions during Saturday’s APHA/California Endowment Summit.
Q&A with future public health leaders: ‘Everyone has to have a voice'

Q&A with future public health leaders: ‘Everyone has to have a voice’

Whether it’s their first or fourth year at the APHA Annual Meeting, student attendees have discovered that the meeting is the premier place to network, learn about new public health issues and get excited about helping their communities.
Men and violence: Shifting the narrative, tackling the stereotypes

Men and violence: Shifting the narrative, tackling the stereotypes

It's time to talk about how everyday behaviors and words normalize violence and make it difficult for men to reach out for help.