PREVENTION

BE ANTIBIOTICS AWARE. SMART USE. BEST CARE

Health Topics / Prevention


This week and every week, be antibiotics aware
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Louise Dettman

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November 18, 2019

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week combats antibiotic resistance.
ADDRESSING YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE AT THE COUNTY LEVEL, three schoolchildren climbing stairs

Prevention / Child Health


Addressing youth substance use
by

Louise Dettman

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November 01, 2019

A look at what works to reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use.
Polices That Work Prevent Gun Violence

All Things APHA / Prevention


Policies that work: A look at the scientific data behind gun violence prevention
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Louise Dettman

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September 25, 2019

An overview of the Sept. 23 gun violence prevention forum in Washington, D.C.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

All Things APHA / Prevention


Suicide prevention: Raising awareness of a public health threat
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Louise Dettman

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September 11, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Kelly Gebo

Voices / Annual Meeting / Prevention


Q & A with All of Us Research Program’s Kelly Gebo
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David Fouse

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October 30, 2018

Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH, chief medical and scientific officer with the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, discusses the landmark initiative and its significance for improving health research and outcomes.
All of Us Research Program

Prevention


Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine
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Julia Haskins

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July 03, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is working to transform the status quo in biomedical research.
Don Wright

Prevention


Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging
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Julia Haskins

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May 21, 2018

America’s population is getting older, with seniors projected to outnumber children for the first time by 2035. We discussed the challenges this presents along with the upcoming Healthy Aging Summit with APHA member and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright.
smiling nurse gives smiling woman a flu shot

Prevention / Health Reform / The Nation's Health


ACA essential health benefits come under threat
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Kim Krisberg

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May 16, 2018

Health plans are required to cover basic health services such as maternity care, mental health care, and vision and oral health care for kids under the Affordable Care Act. That requirement may be at risk, according to this report from The Nation's Health.
All of Us Research Program

Prevention


APHA, NACCHO join NIH to launch All of Us Research Program
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David Fouse

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May 15, 2018

We all want to live long, healthy lives. A new, large-scale research program hopes to get us to that goal.
multicultural hands holding wrists

All Things APHA / Prevention


The Nation’s Health special section addresses preventing sexual assaults
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David Fouse

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April 11, 2018

With a rise in national conversation about sexual violence, The Nation’s Health newspaper devoted a special section addressing the issue and sharing health strategies that work to prevent it.
Logo, APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

Injury / Prevention / Annual Meeting


How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together
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Dan Greenberg

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November 01, 2016

An Annual Meeting session highlighted evidence that solutions hinge on two overarching factors: data and compromise.