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APHA Wrap-Up, 2011

With American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual conference complete, take a look at the general opening session on their YouTube Channel, including a keynote by  Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service about the value of open spaces on health. Additional videos include Pamela Hyde from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

A Partnership between Research and Policy: APHA– Day 3

I started off the morning by attending a presentation called Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health. This insightful session at the American Public Health Association’s annual conference included a staffer from Capitol Hill who works on the health subcommittee as a previous public health professional. She taught us tricks to engaging our Congress […]

Health Campaigns: APHA Day 2

Sitting on the floor in a crowded room of public health professionals, everyone gathered at American Public Health Association’s annual conference (day 2) to hear about social media and its application in promoting health. With people standing against walls and overflowing into the hallway, Miguel Gomez from started his presentation describing how and when people want to […]

Greetings from APHA– Day 1

Hello from Washington D.C.! site of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual conference. With snow in October, much of the east coast faced a shock, including me coming from Minnesota, but even more so for others in warmer areas of the country. The first day was filled with networking, starting at the Association of […]