AHA Healthy Food Financing Initiative

An estimated 30 million people in America live in communities with limited supermarket access. These same communities often struggle with high rates of underemployment and diet-related diseases. Right now I’m a single mom with four children and I do not have transportation. So I depend a lot on public transportation. I have to go a…

Bringing Healthcare to the People

– In Africa, there are millions of people who live out of the reach of healthcare. One out of five children will not reach the age of five. They will die from malaria, pneumonia, conditions we know how to treat. – It does not have to be that way. – The traditional model for healthcare…

NHSC Site Unity Health Care’s Anacostia Health Center, Washington, DC

Anacostia is located in Ward 8. When you look at Ward 8, you have to see it as a very vulnerable area.A lot of the patients I see, especially homeless patients, really have been living in poverty for most their lives, struggling, not knowing from one day to the next where they’re going to stay,…

Ensuring The Right To Health: Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA

– Dr. Georges Benjamin, the executive director of APHA is here now. We’re talking about the theme of this year’s meeting and that is creating the healthiest nation. That is, of course, such a lofty goal, but there’s a real commitment to this idea of ensuring the right to health. Talk to me about that.…

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

– Health centers are very unique communities that provide health care within underserved and poor communities. We at Greater Lawrence provide health care services that include HIV patients, homeless patients, as well as provide pharmacy services and a family medicine residency training program. And we do it in a way that’s culturally sensitive, that’s welcoming…

Interview with Lise Van Sustern | APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

– Psychiatrist Lisa Van Susteren is here right now talking about the mental health effects of climate change. So how does it impact mental well-being? – Oh, boy. How much time have you got? Everything that has to do with climate change is potentially harmful to the public health. If you look simply starting with…

APHA 2016 Opening Session Highlights

(applause) – Today’s the opening session and we’re gonna have the governor of the great state of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper. We’re gonna have Cecile Richards from Planned Parenthood and we’re gonna have the APHA president, Dr. Camara Jones. It’s gonna be a really exciting session. – We’re gonna be talking about health equity, we’re gonna…