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Arizona association fights for science as COVID-19 surges across state
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Aaron Warnick

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September 16, 2020

“Sometimes you can gain ground with a soft word or a letter...and then sometimes it takes a little bad press,” said Arizona Public Health Association Executive Director Will Humble.
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Americans bringing Medicaid expansion to state ballots
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Mark Barna

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September 10, 2020

“The pressure will continue to build on states that have not expanded Medicaid as the magnitude of the (pandemic) crisis grows,” Rebecca Schroeder said
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Oral health working to protect staff, patients from pandemic
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Aaron Warnick

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August 26, 2020

“There is a tremendous amount of risk there, and providers have had to adjust practice based off a lot of unknowns with this virus," Josefine Ortiz Wolfe said
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Ending police violence requires public health-based approach: APHA statement guiding work, outreach
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Mark Barna

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August 20, 2020

“This evidence-based APHA statement is the access point for us as public health workers to enter into this work, enter into this movement,” said Omid Bagheri Garakani
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Unequal impacts: Q&A with Salud America leader Amelie Ramirez on Hispanics and COVID-19
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Aaron Warnick

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July 30, 2020

"Many of our families may not have access to computers and if they can’t get access to the libraries for kids to complete their school assignments, that has created an extra strain on our families."
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Healthy You: Get the most out of food by composting your waste
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Aaron Warnick

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July 24, 2020

“We use and we waste a lot of stuff,” says Alex Truelove, director of ZeroWaste. “So much of what we throw out is compostable, but we compost almost nothing.”
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Improving health of American Indians and Alaska Natives: Q&A with IHS Director Michael Weahkee
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Mark Barna

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July 15, 2020

"We unfortunately have had suicide clusters in many of our tribal communities. Many of those have been attributed to historical trauma. Indian people were forced onto reservations, forced assimilation, required to go to boarding schools."
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Experts fear suicide, deaths of despair will rise in wake of COVID-19
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Mark Barna

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July 10, 2020

“It is as if COVID has come in as a multiplier of social, economic factors that are making deaths of despair even worse,” said Benjamin Miller, PsyD
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Technology playing central role in COVID-19 response: Innovations boost public health work
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Kim Krisberg

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June 17, 2020

Within a month, COVID Near You amassed more than 800,000 voluntary participants across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which far surpasses Flu Near You’s participant high of 400,000
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Federal funding for gun violence prevention research sparks hopes
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Mark Barna

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May 20, 2020

The challenge is formidable, as gun violence prevention overlaps public health, criminal justice, public safety, deaths of despair, intimate partner relationships, workplace conflicts and more.
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CDC: Vaccine for recent flu season cut visits to doctors by nearly half
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Kim Krisberg

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May 14, 2020

This season’s flu vaccine was 45% effective overall and 55% effective among children and teens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in February.