APHA Annual Meeting News
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.
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.