THE NATION'S HEALTH

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Transportation / The Nation's Health / Health Equity


Complete streets promoting health equity in communities
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Julia Haskins

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August 27, 2018

A “complete streets” approach ensures that mobility conditions are met for all.
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New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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June 05, 2018

Falls Church, Virginia, is only two square miles, but the tiny city has a huge designation: It has been named the healthiest community in the U.S. Find out why in this report from The Nation's Health.
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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.
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Workforce / The Nation's Health


Accreditation a boon for US public health departments
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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May 10, 2018

Nine health departments recently received accreditation, bringing the total number of health agencies meeting nationally recognized performance standards to 220. Read about it in this story from The Nation's Health.
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Environment / Transportation / The Nation's Health


Biking, walking become more accessible in metro areas
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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March 07, 2018

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
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'Housing first' model making inroads on homelessness
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Julia Haskins

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February 20, 2018

Providing housing for homeless people is not a cure-all, but a housing-first approach can lead to improved health outcomes. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health newspaper.
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All Things APHA / The Nation's Health


Membership in APHA: A free perk for students at some schools
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Kim Krisberg

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February 14, 2018

A new school-sponsored student membership category launched last year by APHA is giving public health students access to the largest network of people studying and working in the field. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
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Climate Change / Voices / The Nation's Health


Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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January 16, 2018

The Lancet Countdown is a new report tracking progress on climate change and its health impacts. APHA member Howard Frumkin served as a lead on its U.S. brief and discussed its importance for public health with The Nation's Health.
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All Things APHA / The Nation's Health


Public health, planning come together to create healthier communities: Plan4Health
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Julia Haskins

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January 11, 2018

A new partnership has the public health and planning communities working together. Read more in the January 2018 issue of The Nation's Health.
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Injury / Voices / The Nation's Health


Why ending police violence is a public health issue: A Q&A with APHA’s Georges Benjamin
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Julia Haskins

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January 08, 2018

APHA's Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses police violence and why it's a public health issue in an interview with The Nation's Health.
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Annual Meeting / Climate Change / The Nation's Health


APHA Annual Meeting shares science on climate change, public health
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Kim Krisberg

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January 03, 2018

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo convened in Atlanta to help move communities forward in the race to prepare for, adapt to and prevent the health effects of climate change. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
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Annual Meeting / The Nation's Health


The Nation's Health: APHA Annual Meeting engages participants on ensuring health for all
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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January 05, 2017

Nearly 12,000 health professionals attended APHA 2016 to share their best work, practices and goals.