AUTHOR ARCHIVE

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

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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.
smiling woman with Our taxes sign

Annual Meeting


#TaxesAreGood for public health
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Donya Currie

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November 05, 2017

It’s true that nothing’s certain except death and taxes. And thinking of either can fill a person with dread. But public health advocates say it’s time we speak up about the good that taxes can do.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting


On racism: ‘It is difficult to recognize a system of inequity that privileges us’
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Donya Currie

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November 05, 2017

APHA workshop offers powerful conversation on what we all can do to name racism, address it and, hopefully, move our society closer to one in which health equity is the norm.
logo, Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

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Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge: Improving health one community at a time
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Donya Currie

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November 04, 2017

At yesterday’s Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Institute, attendees discussed ways to approach and address the social determinants of health and strategies for creating lasting change at the community level.
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Taking on obesity one soda at a time
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Donya Currie

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November 02, 2016

Because problems like overweight and obesity don’t respect county borders, public health agencies are finding more ways to work together.
bags of trail mix with Ethics Section logo

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Let’s get ethical: Expanding the role of ethics education
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Donya Currie

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November 02, 2016

APHA’s Ethics Section is reaching out to schools and programs of public health to better understand how ethics are taught in the classroom, and they need your help.
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Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads
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Donya Currie

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November 01, 2016

Highlighting the long, close relationship between transportation and public health.