The Association recognizes the hard work of public health professionals everywhere, especially during this incredibly trying and painful time for our nation. We encourage you to share APHA's most up-to-date COVID-19 resources and information [ [link removed] ] , read our statement on racism [ [link removed] ] and use our racism and health info [ [link removed] ] as you join in the chorus for justice and ring an alarm to all Americans. Among many current resources, we’re pleased to offer our Advancing Racial Equity webinar series [ [link removed] ] this summer and to continue our COVID-19 Conversations webinar series [ [link removed] ] .
Check out these highlights for the July 2020 issue:
How will COVID-19 reshape future of US public health? [ [link removed] ]
As awareness of public health grows during the pandemic, U.S. health leaders hope it will translate into appreciation for the field and more federal funding.
Experts fear suicide, deaths of despair will rise in wake of COVID-19 [ [link removed] ]
If public health measures are not put in place, an estimated 75,000 additional U.S. deaths of despair will be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic over the next decade.
Local, state agencies using contact tracing to halt coronavirus spread [ [link removed] ]
Local and state governments have taken the lead in hiring people to do COVID-19 contact tracing in the U.S. About 100,000 additional tracers are needed nationwide to meet the demand.
Improving the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives: Q&A with new IHS director [ [link removed] ]
Though health improvements have been made in American Indian and Alaska Native populations, deaths of despair and coronavirus remain issues in some regions.
Virtual health care escalates during pandemic [ [link removed] ]
As telehealth grows, health care professionals explore how virtual visits can be balanced with in-person visits and examine whether telehealth is increasing inequity.
Report: Underfunding public health leaves many gaps in preventive care [ [link removed] ]
Gaps in the U.S. public health infrastructure because of chronic federal underfunding have been cited as one of the reasons for the spread of COVID-19 in the nation this year.
Healthy You: Get the most out of food by composting your waste. [ [link removed] ]
Food scraps make up a third of all things we throw away. But instead of sending them to rot in a landfill, there’s a better option: recycling and reusing them through composting. Read Healthy You online.
Study: Decriminalizing marijuana lowers arrests of Blacks [ [link removed] ]
Arrests for low-level offenses can create a pipeline to jail or prison for Blacks, impinging on their future earning potential, health and well-being.
Study: Delaying school start time can reduce sleep deprivation among teens [ [link removed] ]
By pushing back when classes start in the morning at schools, teens get more sleep. Sleep deprivation can harm physical health and mental health, including learning and memory.
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