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APHA 2017 Closing Session: ‘Show up. Stand on the side of resisting oppression’

APHA 2017 Closing Session: ‘Show up. Stand on the side of resisting oppression’

Everything is connected. That was the message from today’s Closing General Session speakers, who offered a powerful reminder that matters of climate change are intertwined with and inseparable from systems of oppression.
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Over the last five days, more than 20,000 tweets went out using the hashtag #APHA2017. Here are some of our favorites from the last day of APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.
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.
Workplace violence: 'How can we make things better?'

Workplace violence: ‘How can we make things better?’

At a time when nurses face “epidemic levels of violence at work,” there’s a lot we all can do to help, said presenters during a Wednesday morning Annual Meeting session on “Violence in the Workplace.”
APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

It's so hard to say goodbye!
Public health and planning: Partnering for better health

Public health and planning: Partnering for better health

Active transportation has proven health benefits, benefits the environment and provides economic benefit to communities. Luckily, public health professionals and the planning community are working together to make those benefits a reality.
Teens & sexual health: ‘They do want to talk to you. They just don’t know how.’

Teens & sexual health: ‘They do want to talk to you. They just don’t know how.’

Some local teens here in Atlanta have advice not only for those of you working in public health, but especially for all of us parents.
Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants

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

Public health knows achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. But doing so requires creativity, persistence and humility.
Turning up the heat on creative climate messaging

Turning up the heat on creative climate messaging

Extreme heat may be one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths, but public health workers are still struggling to find prevention messaging that resonates with the public.
APHA honors public health's best and brightest

APHA honors public health’s best and brightest

At last night's awards ceremony, APHA celebrated outstanding contributions to public health and heard from the nation's new surgeon general, Jerome Adams.

News release: New American Public Health Association policy statements address physical activity, universal preschool, workers’ compensation and more

The Governing Council adopted 13 new policy statements at APHA 2017, covering topics from physical activity and universal preschool to workers’ compensation.
APHA Annual Meeting Day 4: Photos from Atlanta

APHA Annual Meeting Day 4: Photos from Atlanta

It's gone by so fast! Only one more day left of this year's APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.