2016 Public Health Newswire stories included a recap of this year’s Closing General Session, featuring speakers Claude Jacob of NACCHO, Edward Ehlinger of ASTHO, Camara Jones, immediate past president of APHA, and Thomas Quade, new APHA president. Photo by Jim Ezell/courtesy EZ Event Photography
2016 has been another busy year for public health — and Public Health Newswire has been there every step of the way to bring you the latest news on developments in the field. We’ve published more than 450 stories this year, featuring discussions with industry experts to the latest public health research and legislation.
Highlights from this year include chats with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo and many other experts on the most pressing public health issues facing our nation. We weighed in on Supreme Court decisions, shared updates on the Zika outbreak and reported live from APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo.
Here are our top 10 public health news stories for 2016. We’re thankful for your support and look forward to bringing you more great stories in the new year.
- ‘State of Public Health 2016’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden, Jan. 6
- APHA’s Public Health Fellow in Government: Bring change to Capitol Hill, July 8
- Public Health 3.0: HHS’ DeSalvo launches new era of public health, Oct. 18
- Closing General Session: ‘The pursuit of health is the pursuit of justice’, Nov. 2
- It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear: 5 tips for improving health communication, Aug. 31
- APHA President Camara Jones: We need a nationwide conversation on racism, July 22
- AJPH study: Raising the minimum wage could lower premature deaths, April 18
- Opening General Session: ‘I’ve never been prouder to be on the side of public health’, Oct. 30
- ‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro, Aug. 11
- US Surgeon General Murthy in NPHW town hall: Public health becoming ‘more prominent’, Aug. 13
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