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Annual Meeting


#TaxesAreGood for public health
by

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.
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Annual Meeting


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

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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Annual Meeting


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.
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Annual Meeting


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

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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Annual Meeting


Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads
by

Donya Currie

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November 01, 2016

Highlighting the long, close relationship between transportation and public health.
David Satcher, Jeffrey Koplan Julie Gerberding, Tom Frieden and Georges Benjamin

Annual Meeting


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

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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Annual Meeting


Politics and public health
by

Donya Currie

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October 31, 2016

For most of the U.S. presidential campaign, public health hasn’t been front and center.
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Annual Meeting


Can’t stop the (public health) feeling
by

Donya Currie

on

October 31, 2016

For the second year in a row, some of us gathered just after the official first day of the meeting to bust a public health move.
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Annual Meeting


Expo-lore the possibilities: Public Health Expo offers swag and more
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Donya Currie

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October 31, 2016

The Public Health Expo offers a welcome oasis of fun giveaways, the friendliest people, and fascinating info on the latest and greatest in public health.
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Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Building the next generation of climate change champions
by

Donya Currie

on

October 29, 2016

The health impacts of climate change are already spurring a public health response from people working at state and local health departments, from urban planners to emergency responders and across the field.