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Information on environmental health services for kids can be hard for parents to find: APHA review
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Julia Haskins

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January 22, 2019

A new report from APHA, “Protecting the Health of Children: A National Snapshot of Environmental Health Services,” will soon be released.
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Annual Meeting


Worker advocates: 'Workplace violence isn't something that just happens'
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Julia Haskins

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November 13, 2018

Advocates for workplace safety know that when violence occurs in our places of employment, it isn’t just an interpersonal matter.
five smiling kids

Annual Meeting


Accessing environmental health services: 'This is community engagement 101'
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Julia Haskins

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November 13, 2018

When it comes to environmental health risks, the deck is stacked against kids.
toddler girl with serious expression

Annual Meeting


Town hall humanizes plight of asylum-seekers
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Julia Haskins

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November 12, 2018

Just 40 minutes south of the San Diego Convention Center is the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Asylum-seekers who have made it this far have endured so much trauma just to get to this point, and the struggle is far from over.
two teens at table in front of microphones

Annual Meeting


Students urged to #SpeakForHealth: 'You have to have these discussions'
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Julia Haskins

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November 11, 2018

There are so many ways to raise your voice in support of public health — no matter your level of advocacy expertise.
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The Nation's Health


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Julia Haskins

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September 17, 2018

A new report from The Nation's Health shows how students and current practitioners have been working to become certified in public health to remain up to date on developments in the field.
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Transportation / The Nation's Health


Complete streets promoting health equity in communities
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Julia Haskins

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August 27, 2018

A “complete streets” approach ensures that mobility conditions are met for all.
All of Us Research Program

Prevention


Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine
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Julia Haskins

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July 03, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is working to transform the status quo in biomedical research.
Don Wright

Prevention


Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging
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Julia Haskins

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May 21, 2018

America’s population is getting older, with seniors projected to outnumber children for the first time by 2035. We discussed the challenges this presents along with the upcoming Healthy Aging Summit with APHA member and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright.
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The Nation's Health


'Housing first' model making inroads on homelessness
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Julia Haskins

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February 20, 2018

Providing housing for homeless people is not a cure-all, but a housing-first approach can lead to improved health outcomes. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health newspaper.