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NPHW / All Things APHA


NPHW celebrations highlight importance of public health
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June 18, 2018

Throughout 2018’s National Public Health Week, public health advocates and allies across the country went the distance to celebrate public health successes, highlight strengths and focus on the future.
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The Nation's Health


New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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June 05, 2018

Falls Church, Virginia, is only two square miles, but the tiny city has a huge designation: It has been named the healthiest community in the U.S. Find out why in this report from The Nation's Health.
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Workforce / The Nation's Health


Accreditation a boon for US public health departments
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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May 10, 2018

Nine health departments recently received accreditation, bringing the total number of health agencies meeting nationally recognized performance standards to 220. Read about it in this story from The Nation's Health.
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All Things APHA / Funding


President's proposed budget disastrous for public health
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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April 23, 2018

The White House Office of Management and Budget outlined the Trump administration’s proposed spending for the upcoming fiscal year. In it, there are extreme cuts to critical public health programs and services, according to a report in the latest issue of The Nation's Health.
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All Things APHA


Communities recognized for work to improve public health
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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April 13, 2018

Communities are going above and beyond to focus their work around local social determinants of health as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge.
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Environment / Transportation / The Nation's Health


Biking, walking become more accessible in metro areas
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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March 07, 2018

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
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All Things APHA


New book helps you share health information in your community
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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February 07, 2018

Educators and advocates in search of tools to help spread the word about public health have a new resource available to them: "Healthy You Tear & Share: Health Information Tipsheets."
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Climate Change / Voices / The Nation's Health


Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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January 16, 2018

The Lancet Countdown is a new report tracking progress on climate change and its health impacts. APHA member Howard Frumkin served as a lead on its U.S. brief and discussed its importance for public health with The Nation's Health.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 08, 2017

Public health knows achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. But doing so requires creativity, persistence and humility.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 07, 2017

Here are the facts: Almost 6 percent of homes in the U.S. are inadequate for living. These dangerous dwellings are almost always inhabited by people with low incomes.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Health Reform


ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 06, 2017

How can public health do better at addressing both physical chronic health conditions and mental health issues in high-risk populations? The answer might lie in combining care for both.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Climate Change


What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 06, 2017

This year’s meeting may be climate-focused, but advocates are showing attendees all the ways climate intersects with every aspect of public health.