AUTHOR ARCHIVE

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Health Reform


HHS to reopen insurance enrollment through federal marketplace next month
by

Mark Barna

on

January 29, 2021

Millions could regain coverage lost during COVID-19 pandemic
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Health Reform


Biden administration expected to strengthen Affordable Care Act
by

Mark Barna

on

January 22, 2021

Medicaid expansion could bring affordable coverage to millions
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Coronavirus / Funding / Environment


President Biden supports public health in executive orders
by

Mark Barna

on

January 21, 2021

Actions include rejoining World Health Organization and the Paris climate agreement
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Annual Meeting


Free school meals lead to better student health and learning
by

Mark Barna

on

October 28, 2020

Research finds higher attendance, science scores tied to free meals.
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Annual Meeting


Authors of APHA Press advocacy book call public health to action
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

“COVID sort of proved the need for the book.”
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Annual Meeting


Extreme heat, COVID-19 increase health dangers for U.S. farmworkers
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

Strategies include better enforcement of worker protections, lowering fossil fuel emissions.
APHA 2020 Virtual logo

Annual Meeting


Geeks meet to talk gun violence
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

“What is driving the presence of guns is fear of the other. That is at the heart of the gun violence.”
APHA 2020 Virtual logo

Annual Meeting


Healthy People 2030 sets course to improve health in the U.S.
by

Mark Barna

on

October 26, 2020

The latest 10-year health objectives come with a new emphasis on the social determinants.