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APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.
ASHA President Judith Page: Healthy use of technology for children

ASHA President Judith Page: Healthy use of technology for children

Two questions for you: Do you have young children who use tablets, smartphones or video game consoles? And do you know how this technology affects their communication — and their health?
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

In a conversation with APHA, Dr. Leana Wen explained the Baltimore City Health Department’s response to health emergencies after recent civil unrest.
Q&A with OMH's J. Nadine Gracia: April is National Minority Health Month

Q&A with OMH’s J. Nadine Gracia: April is National Minority Health Month

Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, deputy assistant secretary for minority health and director of the Office of Minority Health, spoke to Public Health Newswire about tackling health disparities.
Introducing ATSDR: Q&A with Pat Breysse

Introducing ATSDR: Q&A with Pat Breysse

APHA spoke to National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Director Pat Breysse, who will introduce the agency in today’s webinar from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.
APHA members: Building on 20 years of success

APHA members: Building on 20 years of success

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire featured guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today's submissions promoted Friday's theme, “Building on 20 years of success.”
Public Health Student Day with Stuart Portman: Building the healthiest nation

Public Health Student Day with Stuart Portman: Building the healthiest nation

To honor Public Health Student Day, Stuart Portman, an MPH candidate from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, shared his thoughts with Public Health Newswire on how the U.S. can build the healthiest nation.
Public Health Student Day with Margaret Liu: The Canadian experience

Public Health Student Day with Margaret Liu: The Canadian experience

To honor Public Health Student Day, Margaret Liu, an MPH candidate from Western University in Canada, shared her thoughts with Public Health Newswire on what public health means to her program — and how a hometown “heartthrob” has helped her colleagues build a public health movement.
APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

During National Public Health Week, APHA and EPA are shining a light on the harmful health effects of climate change and making the case for strong climate action.
Q&A with Colleen Hopkins: ‘Geographic health equity’ champion joins NPHW movement

Q&A with Colleen Hopkins: ‘Geographic health equity’ champion joins NPHW movement

Colleen Haskins, MPH, spoke to Public Health Newswire about the Geographic Health Equity Alliance and its partnership with National Public Health Week.
Gary Goldbaum: Washington State Innovation Model puts public health at forefront

Gary Goldbaum: Washington State Innovation Model puts public health at forefront

Gary Goldbaum, MD, MPH, health officer and director of Washington's Snohomish Health District, talked his state's health systems transformation.
RWJF’s Michelle Larkin discusses 2015 County Health Rankings

RWJF’s Michelle Larkin discusses 2015 County Health Rankings

Public Health Newswire caught up with RWJF Interim Vice President of Program Portfolios Michelle A. Larkin to discuss the 2015 County Health Rankings.