AUTHOR ARCHIVE

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.
woman being comforted

Annual Meeting


In Pennsylvania, advocates work to reduce gun-related domestic violence
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 04, 2019

Over the past 10 years, 1,600 Pennsylvanians died due to domestic violence. And at least 49% of those deaths involved firearms.
woman taking selfie of racism book authors

Annual Meeting


APHA’s new racism book a hit at APHA 2019
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 04, 2019

Three new books from APHA Press were featured at a popular Annual Meeting event.
woman wrapping gifts

Annual Meeting


APHA 2019 volunteers bring the holiday cheer
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 03, 2019

Attendees do their part to give back to the APHA 2019 host city.
woman listens as man with microphone speaks

Annual Meeting


APHA students get a lesson in local public health, are called to volunteer
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 02, 2019

Philadelphia may become the very first city in the country with a safe injection site.
pharmacist bandaging woman's arm

Annual Meeting


Public health workers challenged to partner with pharmacists to improve health
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 02, 2019

As frontline health care professionals, pharmacists can help their communities address pressing public health issues.
nurse checking woman's blood pressure

Annual Meeting


Programs highlight success of community-driven health education
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 14, 2018

Health education strategies aimed at changing individual behavior are still some of the most effective public health measures.
women dancing

Annual Meeting


Menstrual health receives little attention, lacks good research data
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 14, 2018

Women and girls in the U.S. and around the world are provided very little, if any, education and support about their menstrual cycles.
dentist examining older person's mouth

Annual Meeting


Surveys show dentists support greater dental coverage for older Americans
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 14, 2018

The majority of dentists in the U.S. are willing to provide care to Medicare recipients if dental benefits were added to the Medicare program.
volunteers bagging trash

Annual Meeting


'Building people power' is the path to health equity
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Melanie Padgett Powers

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November 14, 2018

People’s power over themselves and their communities became the theme of a Tuesday afternoon Annual Meeting session on “Transforming Local Communities to Achieve Health Equity.”