Posts tagged "Annual Meeting"
Closing General Session: ‘The pursuit of health is the pursuit of justice’

Closing General Session: ‘The pursuit of health is the pursuit of justice’

What do you get when the nation’s three largest public health associations come together to discuss health equity? Inspired, motivated and compelled to action.
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2016

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2016

Some our favorite #APHA2016 tweets as we say good-bye to Denver.
APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Denver

APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Denver

One last look at all the smiling faces from the APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
Making health messages accessible to the hearing impaired

Making health messages accessible to the hearing impaired

For many people seeking health information, accessing it can be as easy as a Google search or watching a YouTube video. But it's not as easy for many deaf and hearing-impaired people.

Children who witness violence or are sexually abused are 3 and 5 times more likely to inject drugs as adults

Children who are sexually abused are nearly five times more likely to inject drugs in adulthood as those who are not — while children who witness violence are about three times more likely — according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
Taking on obesity one soda at a time

Taking on obesity one soda at a time

Because problems like overweight and obesity don’t respect county borders, public health agencies are finding more ways to work together.
Public health in the headlines: How does news coverage impact health?

Public health in the headlines: How does news coverage impact health?

Media. It’s everywhere these days. So, it’s not surprising that it impacts our health and behaviors as well as our perception of serious public health problems.
For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy. But too many people who want LARC are unable to get it in a timely manner.
Farmers markets, community gardens improve health. And not just for rich people

Farmers markets, community gardens improve health. And not just for rich people

Farmers markets are great for our health, especially our nutrition. But there’s one big problem.
Walking the public health walk

Walking the public health walk

A big thank you to all the Annual Meeting attendees who participated in this year's APHA 2016 Steps Challenge!
Confronting human trafficking through a public health lens

Confronting human trafficking through a public health lens

Whether it was a Boston-born transgender patient or a Ugandan working in domestic servitude, Hanni Stoklosa has seen a variety of patients who were victims of sex or labor trafficking come through her emergency room.
Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

If you attended yesterday's Turnaway Study sessions, you probably walked away with the same conclusion the research did: Women should be allowed to make choices that are best for them.