APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Environment


News release: Higher air pollution in cities tied to higher mortality
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Megan Lowry

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November 07, 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.
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Tweets of the Day from #APHA2017
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Kim Krisberg

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November 07, 2017

Keep up that tweeting, public health people!
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APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Atlanta
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Kim Krisberg

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November 06, 2017

Friends, family and furry four-leggers at the world's largest gathering of public health professionals in Atlanta.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Health Reform


ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 06, 2017

How can public health do better at addressing both physical chronic health conditions and mental health issues in high-risk populations? The answer might lie in combining care for both.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Annual Meeting / Climate Change


What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 06, 2017

This year’s meeting may be climate-focused, but advocates are showing attendees all the ways climate intersects with every aspect of public health.
Elizabeth Dawes Gay, Angela Doyinsola Aina and Joia Crear-Perry

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Black Mamas Matter: Maternal deaths a ‘human rights crisis’
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Donya Currie

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November 06, 2017

How can we address the tragedy of rising maternal mortality in the U.S. as well as a widening disparity between black and white women?
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News release: Firearm injuries becoming more severe
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Megan Lowry

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November 06, 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years, among those hospitalized for their injuries.
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Annual Meeting / Climate Change


Climate change data key to predicting future vector-borne disease outbreaks
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Louise Dettman

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November 06, 2017

The intersections of climate change and health were on full display at a Monday scientific session on the effects of climate change on arbovirus transmission in the Americas.
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Giving back at APHA 2017: Meeting-goers support research project in Atlanta schools
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Michele Late

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November 06, 2017

Thanks in part to volunteers at APHA’s Annual Meeting, researchers will be exploring whether physical activity in kids also improves school performance.
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In the wake of another shooting, APHA gathers for gun violence town hall
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Rachel Bergman

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November 06, 2017

Hours after a mass shooting that left at least 26 people dead at a church in Texas, APHA Annual Meeting attendees convened for a town hall event on gun violence on Sunday evening.
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

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Let’s hear it for the ladies (and their role as public health leaders)
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Julia Haskins

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November 06, 2017

As is the case with most issues in public health, there’s good news and bad news. And the issue of women’s leadership in the field is no exception.
APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

Annual Meeting


‘Film has the power to educate and mobilize people we could never reach’
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Louise Dettman

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November 06, 2017

This year's APHA Global Public Health Film Festival opened yesterday with National Geographic’s compelling feature documentary film “From the Ashes.”

From APHA Press

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