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

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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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Experts fear suicide, deaths of despair will rise in wake of COVID-19
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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
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Federal funding for gun violence prevention research sparks hopes
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Mark Barna

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May 20, 2020

The challenge is formidable, as gun violence prevention overlaps public health, criminal justice, public safety, deaths of despair, intimate partner relationships, workplace conflicts and more.
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US hospitals stepping up to end violence among youth
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Mark Barna

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February 07, 2020

“Violence is a preventative health issue that we can treat with the traditional health system and public health approaches."
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Annual Meeting


When nature doesn't nurture
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Mark Barna

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November 06, 2019

Researchers talk about how the environment can contribute to disease risks.
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Annual Meeting


Healthy People ready for next decade
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Mark Barna

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November 06, 2019

Healthy People 2030 is set to launch March 31.
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Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Lancet report on climate and health coming Nov. 13
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Mark Barna

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November 05, 2019

Evidence continues to show climate change is harming human health globally.
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Annual Meeting


Let's get ethical
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Mark Barna

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November 05, 2019

Public health is getting a new code of ethics.
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Annual Meeting


HHS Assistant Secretary Brett Giroir: ‘Transfer the current system into a health-promoting system’
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Mark Barna

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November 04, 2019

Annual Meeting attendees can catch Giroir at two sessions this afternoon.
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Annual Meeting


Poster sessions: Helping underrepresented people through research
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Mark Barna

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November 03, 2019

During Sunday’s poster sessions at APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, scores of public health researchers were on hand to display and explain their evidence-based work.
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Annual Meeting


National Student Meeting explores public health careers: ‘You can carve your own path’
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Mark Barna

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November 02, 2019

Knowing which career path to pursue after graduation can be a challenge. And that’s especially true for public health graduates, who have a vast number of career paths before them.
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Climate Change / Environment / The Nation's Health


Toxic algae blooms creating hazards for US public health
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Mark Barna

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October 09, 2019

Toxic algae blooms are increasing, and they're threatening public health.