APHA 2016: Confronting the Non-Communicable Disease Challenge

Since the advent of modern-day antibiotics and other effective treatments for infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and heart disease, have become an enormous threat to human health around the globe. A recent APHA session discussed several different ways to analyze and respond to the global NCD epidemic.

APHA 2016: Taking a Human Rights-Based Approach to the Sustainable Development GoalsĀ 

How can we achieve better health in areas where basic human rights aren’t afforded to all? This question was at the heart of a recent APHA 2016 session on human rights-based approaches to the U.N.’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

APHA 2016: Improving Urban Health Through Green Spaces

For many people, the relationship between health equity and green spaces isn’t immediately apparent. A recent APHA 2016 session, however, explored some of the most convincing arguments for green development as means of improving health.

APHA 2016: President Camara Jones on Claiming a Seat at the Table of Opportunity

How can public health help advance the conversation about racism and other modes of systemic oppression? During the opening ceremony of the 144th annual American Public Health Association conference, APHA President Camara Jones addressed this question by sharing one of the most illuminating moments of her career.

APHA 2016: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Creating a Healthier World for Women

GW Public Health Online recently attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, where hundreds of poster sessions, panels and speeches covered topics aligned with the theme of this year’s meeting, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.” 

Married Couple Pursuing Their Potential Together Through MHA@GW

For many MHA@GW students, a key advantage of the program is the opportunity to attend class from anywhere in the world and connect with other like-minded professionals. For students Jarrett and Keyla Cooper, this is doubly true. As a married couple, they are able to simultaneously attain their educational goals while continuing to work and raise their two children — and the MHA@GW makes it all possible.