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Annual Meeting


Black Mamas Matter: 'At some point, some folks have to stand up for women'
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Donya Currie

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November 13, 2018

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women — a crisis we can all help address by working together.
people holding protest signs

Annual Meeting


'Courageous conversations' can improve health: 'Every moment is an organizing moment'
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Donya Currie

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November 12, 2018

Dolores Huerta was 25 years old, working in Stockton, California, when a farmworker who had been paralyzed came seeking help applying for welfare.
stress balls shaped like peaches

Annual Meeting


Free souvenirs, fun conversations at the Public Health Expo
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Donya Currie

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November 12, 2018

Visit the Public Health Expo and we promise you won't come away empty-handed or disappointed.
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Annual Meeting / NPHW


Start planning today for National Public Health Week 2019
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Donya Currie

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November 11, 2018

Sure, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but it’s still never too early to start planning for National Public Health Week 2019.
Godwin Higa, Jerome Adams, Anthony Iton, Steve Eldred, Diana Ross and Jesse Mills

Annual Meeting


APHA California Endowment Summit: 'Lead with compassion'
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Donya Currie

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November 11, 2018

Godwin Higa has a proven formula for helping schoolchildren rise above the trauma in their lives.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


Workplace violence: ‘How can we make things better?’
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Donya Currie

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November 08, 2017

At a time when nurses face “epidemic levels of violence at work,” there’s a lot we all can do to help, said presenters during a Wednesday morning Annual Meeting session on “Violence in the Workplace.”
teen girls smiling

Annual Meeting


Teens & sexual health: ‘They do want to talk to you. They just don’t know how.’
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Donya Currie

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November 08, 2017

Some local teens here in Atlanta have advice not only for those of you working in public health, but especially for all of us parents.
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.
Elizabeth Dawes Gay, Angela Doyinsola Aina and Joia Crear-Perry

Annual Meeting


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

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November 06, 2017

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?
attendees talking with woman at Expo booth

Annual Meeting


Expo! Expo! Read all about it!
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Donya Currie

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November 05, 2017

Where can you find baskets of condoms, an animated satellite map of the changing area of arctic sea ice and cactus-shaped pens? APHA's Public Health Expo, of course.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


Step it up! Let's walk the public health walk
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Donya Currie

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November 05, 2017

If you’re looking for a great way to walk the public health walk while at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, join the APHA 2017 Steps Challenge.