APHA Annual Meeting News
Partnering for environmental health equity: ‘Science is a tool for the people’

Partnering for environmental health equity: ‘Science is a tool for the people’

Partnerships are key to identifying environmental injustices and advancing the science necessary to protect vulnerable communities.
Film festival harnesses the power of storytelling to highlight opioid crisis

Film festival harnesses the power of storytelling to highlight opioid crisis

“And my little girl is on the floor, dead.”
Covered California: Life can change in an instant

Covered California: Life can change in an instant

When it comes to helping people gain health insurance coverage, California is a success story.
Worker advocates: ‘Workplace violence isn’t something that just happens’

Worker advocates: ‘Workplace violence isn’t something that just happens’

Advocates for workplace safety know that when violence occurs in our places of employment, it isn’t just an interpersonal matter.
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.
Getting the lead out: Finding, replacing the nation’s lead service lines

Getting the lead out: Finding, replacing the nation’s lead service lines

A Tuesday Annual Meeting session highlighted the successes and challenges of protecting drinking water from lead contamination.
USDA study: Healthier school meals linked to better daily diets

USDA study: Healthier school meals linked to better daily diets

Researchers find that new school meal standards are resulting in improved nutrition without raising costs.
Accessing environmental health services: ‘This is community engagement 101’

Accessing environmental health services: ‘This is community engagement 101’

When it comes to environmental health risks, the deck is stacked against kids.
APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from San Diego

APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from San Diego

The world's largest gathering of public health professionals wraps up its second full day of science, practice and camaraderie.
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.
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2018

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2018

Learning, networking, mingling and meeting public health heroes — the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is in full swing!
Black Mamas Matter: ‘At some point, some folks have to stand up for women’

Black Mamas Matter: ‘At some point, some folks have to stand up for women’

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women — a crisis we can all help address by working together.