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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’
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Julia Haskins

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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.
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Annual Meeting


Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers
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Louise Dettman

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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
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Megan Lowry

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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.
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Annual Meeting / Child Health / Environment


Making children's environmental health a priority
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Louise Dettman

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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.
Gina McCarthy

Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: Keep up the climate fight
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Kim Krisberg

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November 07, 2017

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.'
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Child Health


Bringing children’s eye health into clearer focus
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Julia Haskins

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November 07, 2017

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 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Environment


News release: Higher air pollution in cities tied to higher mortality
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Megan Lowry

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November 07, 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.
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Annual Meeting


Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017
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Kim Krisberg

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November 07, 2017

Keep up that tweeting, public health people!
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Annual Meeting


APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Atlanta
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Kim Krisberg

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November 06, 2017

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

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