AUTHOR ARCHIVE

Person walks across Vermont street as rain falls


Growing disasters add to need for mental health services
by

Mary Stortstrom

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July 20, 2023

APHA and partners show support for bill that would bolster community programs
988 Lifeline


Millions using suicide, crisis lifeline one year after 988 launch
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Mary Stortstrom

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July 20, 2023

Lifeline adds Spanish chat feature, LGBTQ+ resources
Cell phone


Social media linked with mental health harm to children, teenagers
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Mary Stortstrom

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May 24, 2023

Surgeon general advisory shares recommendations for parents, policymakers, technology companies
A teacher instructs a student seated at a desk

Environment


APHA toolkit can help high schoolers make connection on climate, health
by

Mary Stortstrom

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April 20, 2023

Topics in the toolkit include air quality, vector-borne disease, food safety and mental health
Communications Strategies for Social Justice cover


Inclusive communications can propel social justice, new guide shows
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Mary Stortstrom

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March 15, 2023

Creating messages that resonate with communities
We Can Do This campaign


APHA-supported campaign offers resources on COVID-19 education
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Mary Stortstrom

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March 14, 2023

We Can Do This patient materials available in English and Spanish
A student talks to a congressional staffer about climate policy

Climate Change


Learning to tell climate change stories, engage with policymakers
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Mary Stortstrom

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March 01, 2023

D.C. boot camp trains community advocates on messaging
A farm worker carries a box of strawberries while walking through a field.

2022 Annual Meeting


Promoting rural health equity takes a community-centered approach
by

Mary Stortstrom

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November 09, 2022

Public health professionals are identifying and addressing the specific needs in rural communities, including transportation access, teen pregnancy and COVID-19 pandemic disparities.
A woman therapist holds a clipboard while providing counseling to a woman.

2022 Annual Meeting


COVID-19 pandemic showed mental health disparities in vulnerable populations
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Mary Stortstrom

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November 09, 2022

While the general population struggled the pandemic’s daily disruptions and isolation, those already feeling the effects of social determinants of health, felt greater impacts.
A woman wearing a mask and a winter coat sits outside checking air quality measures on her cellphone while smoke billows from a factory in the distance.

2022 Annual Meeting


Collaborative efforts can make a positive impact on environmental health
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Mary Stortstrom

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November 08, 2022

Speakers came together on Tuesday to discuss ways in which partnerships can be useful in creating healthier environments in equitable ways.
Two children balancing while walking along a fallen log in a forest.

2022 Annual Meeting


Encouraging the next generation of climate leaders
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Mary Stortstrom

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November 08, 2022

Teaching about climate and health risks doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, especially when climate change is taught in a straightforward way that appeals to youth.
Two audience members take notes during a climate change session at the 2022 APHA Annual Meeting.

2022 Annual Meeting


We need to unite diverse partners to create equitable climate solutions
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Mary Stortstrom

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November 07, 2022

It will take multiple actors from across multiple sectors working together to mitigate climate risks — and do so equitably, speakers said.