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PHPod Goes to APHA, Part II

At the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in November, PHPod discussed putting public health into action with Michael Curry, CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Nicole Huberfeld, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health; and Christina Dantam and Rhea Manocha, members of the Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Initiative at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.

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Sharon Lavigne

Sharon Lavigne, an environmental justice activist from St. James Parish in Louisiana, founded Rise St. James, an organization focused on combating petrochemical companies in Cancer Alley.

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Storm Surge

Hurricanes are causing worse and more expensive damage than ever before. High rates of coastal urbanization may be to blame.

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Stormy Weather

Bankruptcies and rate increases among housing insurers leave many residents without a safety net in the face of environmental disaster.

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PHPod Goes to APHA

At the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo in November, PHPod spoke with Emma Blackson and Diana Vasquez about their work putting public health into action.

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Melissa Chinchilla

Melissa Chinchilla works at the intersection of homelessness and health. She is researcher with the Veterans Affairs Los Angeles Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy.

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Research

Love Bites

A qualitative study provided insight into the challenges Chagas disease patients face, and lessons for improving screening and care.

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Are You Using Protection?

Sunscreen use among middle and high school students is increasing, but not across all racial and ethnic groups.

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The Health of Wealth

Wealth drives longevity in all age groups, but it becomes more important for living longer the longer we live.

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Desegregation and Cognition

Researchers found that attending segregated schools could be associated with late-life cognitive decline for Black students.

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