APHA Annual Meeting News
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

So many tweets! So little time!
Dreamers deferred: Protecting the vulnerable in uncertain times

Dreamers deferred: Protecting the vulnerable in uncertain times

In September, the Trump administration left nearly 800,000 young undocumented people fearing for their futures. Known as Dreamers, these young people are at risk of losing their health care, social networks and for some, the only home they’ve ever known.
HIV in film: ‘For every HIV infection, there is a story behind it’

HIV in film: ‘For every HIV infection, there is a story behind it’

Storytelling is a critical skill for public health workers. We can’t improve our communities without solid communication. And it’s up to us as public health practitioners to make sure the stories of our most vulnerable community members are told and heard.
The opioid addiction epidemic: 'This is tragedy. This is misery.’

The opioid addiction epidemic: ‘This is tragedy. This is misery.’

Even though we’ve all heard of the devastating toll prescription opioid addiction is taking on our country, when public health researchers put the numbers on a display screen, it’s still tough to comprehend.
Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

As our nation moves toward greener power sources like solar and wind, “no worker or community should be roadkill on the path to a better future.”
It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement

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

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.
News release: Opioid hospitalizations increase even as prescription opioid supply declines

News release: Opioid hospitalizations increase even as prescription opioid supply declines

Preliminary research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis.
Making children’s environmental health a priority

Making children’s environmental health a priority

A staggering 1.7 million children younger than 5 die around the globe each year due to environmental causes, with lower respiratory infections and diarrheal disease the top killers.
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: Keep up the climate fight

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: Keep up the climate fight

McCarthy told thousands of attendees: 'We need to return to what made this country so successful. Washington has forgotten how to govern, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us have.'
Bringing children’s eye health into clearer focus

Bringing children’s eye health into clearer focus

When we talk about learning challenges affecting school-age children, conditions like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity often come to mind. But vision and eye health? Not so much.
APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

Today's Storify post brings the Annual Meeting theme of climate change and health into focus.
News release: Higher air pollution in cities tied to higher mortality

News release: Higher air pollution in cities tied to higher mortality

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.