APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants
by

Lindsey Wahowiak

on

November 08, 2017

Public health knows achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. But doing so requires creativity, persistence and humility.
logo, @ClimateChangesHealth

Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Turning up the heat on creative climate messaging
by

Louise Dettman

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November 08, 2017

Extreme heat may be one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths, but public health workers are still struggling to find prevention messaging that resonates with the public
Jerome Adams at lectern

Annual Meeting


APHA honors the best and brightest of public health
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Kim Krisberg

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November 08, 2017

At last night's awards ceremony, APHA celebrated outstanding contributions to public health and heard from the nation's new surgeon general, Jerome Adams.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


News release: New American Public Health Association policy statements address physical activity, universal preschool, workers’ compensation and more
by

Megan Lowry

on

November 08, 2017

The Governing Council adopted 13 new policy statements at APHA 2017, covering topics from physical activity and universal preschool to workers’ compensation.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


Dreamers deferred: Protecting the vulnerable in uncertain times
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Julia Haskins

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November 08, 2017

In September, the Trump administration left nearly 800,000 young undocumented people fearing for their futures. Known as Dreamers, these young people are at risk of losing their health care, social networks and for some, the only home they’ve ever known.
two smiling women

Annual Meeting


APHA Annual Meeting Day 4: Photos from Atlanta
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Kim Krisberg

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November 08, 2017

It's gone by so fast! Only one more day left of this year's APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.
APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

Annual Meeting


HIV in film: ‘For every HIV infection, there is a story behind it’
by

Julia Haskins

on

November 07, 2017

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.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


The opioid addiction epidemic: ‘This is tragedy. This is misery.’
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Donya Currie

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November 07, 2017

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.
wind turbine

Annual Meeting


Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers
by

Louise Dettman

on

November 07, 2017

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.”
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 07, 2017

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.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


News release: Opioid hospitalizations increase even as prescription opioid supply declines
by

Megan Lowry

on

November 07, 2017

Preliminary research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis.
five kids on playground

Annual Meeting / Child Health / Environment


Making children's environmental health a priority
by

Louise Dettman

on

November 07, 2017

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.

From APHA Press

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