AUTHOR ARCHIVE

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Health Reform


Biden administration expected to strengthen Affordable Care Act
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Mark Barna

on

January 22, 2021

Medicaid expansion could bring affordable coverage to millions
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Coronavirus / Funding / Environment


President Biden supports public health in executive orders
by

Mark Barna

on

January 21, 2021

Actions include rejoining World Health Organization and the Paris climate agreement
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Annual Meeting


Free school meals lead to better student health and learning
by

Mark Barna

on

October 28, 2020

Research finds higher attendance, science scores tied to free meals.
Book cover Advocacy for Public Health Policy Change

Annual Meeting


Authors of APHA Press advocacy book call public health to action
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

“COVID sort of proved the need for the book.”
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Annual Meeting


Extreme heat, COVID-19 increase health dangers for U.S. farmworkers
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

Strategies include better enforcement of worker protections, lowering fossil fuel emissions.
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Annual Meeting


Geeks meet to talk gun violence
by

Mark Barna

on

October 27, 2020

“What is driving the presence of guns is fear of the other. That is at the heart of the gun violence.”
APHA 2020 Virtual logo

Annual Meeting


Healthy People 2030 sets course to improve health in the U.S.
by

Mark Barna

on

October 26, 2020

The latest 10-year health objectives come with a new emphasis on the social determinants.
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Annual Meeting / Coronavirus


As pandemic slams communities of color, disparities could widen
by

Mark Barna

on

October 26, 2020

Many of the same factors that lead to alcohol, tobacco disparities also contribute to COVID-19 spread.
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The Nation's Health


Americans bringing Medicaid expansion to state ballots
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Mark Barna

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September 10, 2020

“The pressure will continue to build on states that have not expanded Medicaid as the magnitude of the (pandemic) crisis grows,” Rebecca Schroeder said
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The Nation's Health


Ending police violence requires public health-based approach: APHA statement guiding work, outreach
by

Mark Barna

on

August 20, 2020

“This evidence-based APHA statement is the access point for us as public health workers to enter into this work, enter into this movement,” said Omid Bagheri Garakani
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The Nation's Health


Improving health of American Indians and Alaska Natives: Q&A with IHS Director Michael Weahkee
by

Mark Barna

on

July 15, 2020

"We unfortunately have had suicide clusters in many of our tribal communities. Many of those have been attributed to historical trauma. Indian people were forced onto reservations, forced assimilation, required to go to boarding schools."
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The Nation's Health / Coronavirus


Experts fear suicide, deaths of despair will rise in wake of COVID-19
by

Mark Barna

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July 10, 2020

“It is as if COVID has come in as a multiplier of social, economic factors that are making deaths of despair even worse,” said Benjamin Miller, PsyD