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Annual Meeting


When food attacks: Innovations in foodborne illness outbreak response
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Kim Krisberg

on

November 01, 2016

Every year in the U.S., 48 million people get sick with foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 people die. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those numbers are driving new solutions.
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Annual Meeting


Public health works to increase data on imprisoned mothers
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Natalie McGill

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November 01, 2016

Imprisonment is connected to a series of public health issues. But being pregnant and imprisoned adds another layer of complexity that has spent little time under the public health microscope.
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Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Little light in the storm: Climate change affects mental health
by

Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 01, 2016

It’s well-established that climate change affects people’s physical health. But what about mental health?
woman gesturing to her left

Annual Meeting


Day of Action promotes health in all policies, built environment
by

Natalie McGill

on

November 01, 2016

Annual Meeting attendees got a chance to learn the layout of their host city of Denver and how it promotes health, thanks to an annual Section event.
David Satcher, Jeffrey Koplan Julie Gerberding, Tom Frieden and Georges Benjamin

Annual Meeting


Monday’s General Session: ‘Public health is a best buy’
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Donya Currie

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November 01, 2016

Yesterday at the Annual Meeting, APHA's Georges Benjamin sat down for a chat with the current and former CDC directors.
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Injury / Prevention / Annual Meeting


How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together
by

Dan Greenberg

on

November 01, 2016

An Annual Meeting session highlighted evidence that solutions hinge on two overarching factors: data and compromise.
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Annual Meeting


Tweets of the Day from #APHA2016
by

Kim Krisberg

on

November 01, 2016

So many great tweets using the hashtag #APHA2016!
two smiling women

Annual Meeting


APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Denver
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Kim Krisberg

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November 01, 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words.
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Annual Meeting


South Carolina flooding becomes case study in community resiliency
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Natalie McGill

on

November 01, 2016

When Hurricane Joaquin hovered over South Carolina in the fall of 2015 causing historic flooding, state residents — particularly in the Midlands region — had to quickly discover what they were made of.
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Annual Meeting


Transgender health behind bars: How to improve care
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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October 31, 2016

In a Monday session on transgender health and health disparities, two presenters took a look at how to improve care for an even more marginalized group: transgender prisoners.
Michael Marmot and Karen DeSalvo on stage

Annual Meeting


Health inequalities: Interventions that can make a difference
by

Michele Late

on

October 31, 2016

How can leaders make the most inroads into improving the health of the public? According to speakers at a Monday morning session on health inequalities, it’s by addressing social determinants of health.

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