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Anti-Racism Efforts Webinar Lead by APHA’s Dr. Camara Jones

Anti-Racism Efforts Webinar Lead by APHA’s Dr. Camara Jones

Archive, Articles | August 16 2016

"Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race", that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals...

Q&A with Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on: Using conversations, stories to heal racial injustice

Q&A with Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on: Using conversations, stories to heal racial injustice

Archive, Articles | August 15 2016

"Because of factors such as a history of racial discrimination, many Americans are locked into a cycle of unfavorable health outcomes and face unequal opportunities to factors that can support a better life, such as access to quality education and...

The Navajo Nation Just Passed a Junk Food Tax. Too Bad Junk Food is All You Can Buy.

The Navajo Nation Just Passed a Junk Food Tax. Too Bad Junk Food is All You Can Buy.

Articles | August 9 2016

By Tristan Ahtone In the middle of the shrubby New Mexican desert on the Navajo Nation, a gas station sat beneath a cloudless blue sky, a sign in the window advertising “Blazin’ Hot Breakfast Sausage.” A woman crossed the parking lot...

North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

Articles | August 5 2016

by Yessenia Funes Two days ago (July 26), Native tribes—including the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation—received disappointing news: The Army Corps of Engineers approved permits to allow the 1,172-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline to cross...

San Diego Climate Plan Means Big Potential for Jobs

San Diego Climate Plan Means Big Potential for Jobs

Articles | August 3 2016

By Johnny Magdaleno you’re poor in the United States, chances are you live in a neighborhood with higher amounts of harmful air particles than communities with higher incomes. That means more stress, more health problems and more medical bills...

Upcoming Workshop: The Future of Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Upcoming Workshop: The Future of Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Articles, Events | August 2 2016

Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment September 27th, 2016 – Washington, DC and Webcast Live 8:30am-4:00pm Have we tipped the scale towards achieving a healthy weight? What are the most promising opportunities...

Embedding Equity into Economic Development

Embedding Equity into Economic Development

Articles | August 1 2016

by Sarah Treuhaft, Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives, PolicyLink It is another summer in which America’s deep racial fault lines are being painfully exposed. Following the horrific violence in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, in...

Leaders for Health Equity Still Accepting Applications

Leaders for Health Equity Still Accepting Applications

Articles, Events | August 1 2016

The application cycle for the inaugural Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) will close two weeks from now on Monday, August 15th at 11:59pm EST. LHE is a one year fellowship opportunity designed for early to mid-career professionals who are currently...

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Articles | July 27 2016

By Dallas Morning News Editorial Food deserts are one of Dallas' more persistent and perplexing economic development and health challenges. In low-income southern Dallas neighborhoods, for example, obtaining quality food often requires a...

As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

Articles | July 22 2016

By Alexis Stephens If urban demographics were based solely on who is employed in government jobs, cities would be 83 percent white and 79 percent male. As we all know, real life is more starkly diverse than that: The majority of American...