AUTHOR ARCHIVE

Georges Benjamin, Margaret Huang, Aqueela Sherrills and Patrice Harris

Annual Meeting


Closing General Session: Combatting extremism and finding a path forward
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 28, 2020

“It will be about truth telling. It will be about healing…and then we can get to transformation.”
Red HIV awareness ribbon

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Pandemic increases fear, social isolation among people living with HIV
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 28, 2020

Targeting stress could help address pandemic-related depression and loneliness.
health worker in mask and gloves and surgical gown

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Better systems needed to protect health care workers from violence
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 28, 2020

Surveys find one in four nurses have been physically or verbally assaulted.
woman at counter with e-cigarettes

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Transgender youth of color more likely to use e-cigarettes
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 27, 2020

Researchers call on prevention campaigns to engage transgender youth.
Angela Blackwell, David Richards, Mona Hanna-Attisha, Tony Iton

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Monday General Session: Deliberate racist policies harm all Americans
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 27, 2020

“We cannot be silent. We cannot be indifferent. We are in a moment of national reckoning, and we have to take advantage of this opportunity.”
APHA 2020 Virtual logo

Annual Meeting


Language about gun violence laws varies state to state
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 26, 2020

Study finds few news articles on gun violence mention prevention, need for more research.
five teens smiling

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To develop powerful youth-centered public health programs, listen to youth
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 26, 2020

If teens feel heard, they can powerfully contribute to program design.
grocery store checkout

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OSHA failing to protect workers during COVID-19 pandemic
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 25, 2020

“Government malfeasance has consequences. Workers got sick and died.”
Racism is a Public Health Crisis

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Summit squares off against racism
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 25, 2020

Organizers share lessons learned, encourage continuing conversations on the impacts of racism.
APHA 2020 Virtual logo

Annual Meeting


APHA 2020 poster sessions cover full spectrum of public health
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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October 24, 2020

Check out this year’s many poster sessions, all available to view at any time during the meeting.
dentist examining woman's mouth

Annual Meeting


Bringing trauma-informed care to the dental chair
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 06, 2019

Annual Meeting session highlights ways oral health professionals can support patients.
pills spilling out of pill bottle

Annual Meeting


In Philly, effort to stop deadly overdoses wins first court battle
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 06, 2019

The fight to open the first safe injection site in the country may go to the U.S. Supreme Court.