Posts tagged "APHA"
Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

More people are dying on U.S. roads, according to early results, but there has been less legislative activity in passing state auto and highway safety laws.
Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

On Saturday, more than 190 countries came together in Paris to create an enormous public health victory: a global agreement to reduce carbon pollution and fight the harmful health effects created by climate change.

Study: People who don’t understand the Affordable Care Act don’t like it

The Affordable Care Act has helped 16.4 million uninsured people gain health coverage, but roughly half of Americans don’t support the law. Misinformation is a big reason why.

Study: Mothers with low milk supply breastfeed longer when using social media, Internet for advice

We live in an interconnected, online world and everything is affected — even breastfeeding. Thanks to the Internet and social media, mothers with low milk supply have been able to breastfeed longer than if they didn’t have access to online channels
What is Plan4Health? APHA and American Planning Association explain

What is Plan4Health? APHA and American Planning Association explain

What is Plan4Health? Public Health Newswire caught up with APHA Associate Executive Director Susan Polan, PhD, and American Planning Association Planning and Community Health Center Manager Anna Ricklin, AICP, to get answers on this novel partnership.
Drexel University, APHA collaborate on new teaching strategy

Drexel University, APHA collaborate on new teaching strategy

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions undergraduate nursing population health course will be taught in a new way this academic year. Students in the course will join APHA to experience firsthand the value and tools that professional organizations can provide.
APHA State Innovation Models guides: How public health can join efforts nationwide

APHA State Innovation Models guides: How public health can join efforts nationwide

Do you believe in the Affordable Care Act? Do you want to make people in your state or community healthier? State Innovation Models are for you.
‘We will not realize the American dream’ until racism in health care changes

‘We will not realize the American dream’ until racism in health care changes

We know countless ways that racism harms our nation’s health. What may not be widely understood is the racism that isn’t seen can be the most destructive.
Storify: 7 reasons to be an APHA member

Storify: 7 reasons to be an APHA member

Maybe you let your membership lapse, or maybe you've been toying with the idea of joining, but haven't put pen to paper — or fingers to keyboard — quite yet. Whatever your reasons, it's time to commit to public health by becoming a member of APHA.
(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report a rape experience at some point in their lives, while 1 in 20 women and men experience a form of sexual violence other than rape.
APHA’s ‘I love public health’ T-shirt: A public health movement you can wear

APHA’s ‘I love public health’ T-shirt: A public health movement you can wear

Imagine 13,000 people wearing a shirt that says: “I love public health.” APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting in Chicago might make it happen.