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Annual Meeting


APHA Annual Meeting Day 3: Photos from Denver
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Kim Krisberg

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November 01, 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words.
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South Carolina flooding becomes case study in community resiliency
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Natalie McGill

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November 01, 2016

When Hurricane Joaquin hovered over South Carolina in the fall of 2015 causing historic flooding, state residents — particularly in the Midlands region — had to quickly discover what they were made of.
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Transgender health behind bars: How to improve care
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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October 31, 2016

In a Monday session on transgender health and health disparities, two presenters took a look at how to improve care for an even more marginalized group: transgender prisoners.
Michael Marmot and Karen DeSalvo on stage

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Health inequalities: Interventions that can make a difference
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Michele Late

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October 31, 2016

How can leaders make the most inroads into improving the health of the public? According to speakers at a Monday morning session on health inequalities, it’s by addressing social determinants of health.
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Annual Meeting / Health Reform


Insuring the right to health: Making the marketplaces work for everyone
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Kim Krisberg

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October 31, 2016

It’s been six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s uninsured rate has dropped to a record low. That’s the good news.

Annual Meeting / Findings


Nearly 600 Zika investigations force Harris County Public Health to ad-lib
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Dan Greenberg

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October 31, 2016

The Harris County Public Health Department — which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas’ first Zika-associated death — has investigated nearly 600 suspected cases this year, 55 percent of which were pregnancy-related, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Annual Meeting / Findings


Sports injury app detects 99 percent more health conditions
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Dan Greenberg

on

October 31, 2016

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
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Raising Women’s Voices: Supporting new leaders in the movement
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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October 31, 2016

Two groups highlight the importance of lifting the voices of marginalized people — women, people of color, LGBTQ* people — by giving them the support they need to succeed in grassroots organizations.

Annual Meeting / Findings


State policies will determine whether most Americans smoke marijuana
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Dan Greenberg

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October 31, 2016

More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research released today at APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.
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Politics and public health
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Donya Currie

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October 31, 2016

For most of the U.S. presidential campaign, public health hasn’t been front and center.
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Posters with the most(ers): Taking in a wealth of new research
by

Lindsey Wahowiak

on

October 31, 2016

Poster sessions at APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo allow attendees to take in research on a wide variety of topics.
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Can’t stop the (public health) feeling
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Donya Currie

on

October 31, 2016

For the second year in a row, some of us gathered just after the official first day of the meeting to bust a public health move.

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