Posts tagged "Annual Meeting"
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.
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.
APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Atlanta

APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Atlanta

Friends, family and furry four-leggers at the world's largest gathering of public health professionals in Atlanta.
Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017

Keep up that tweeting, public health people!
ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

How can public health do better at addressing both physical chronic health conditions and mental health issues in high-risk populations? The answer might lie in combining care for both.
Black Mamas Matter: Maternal deaths a ‘human rights crisis’

Black Mamas Matter: Maternal deaths a ‘human rights crisis’

How can we address the tragedy of rising maternal mortality in the U.S. as well as a widening disparity between black and white women?