“Parallel plagues” of COVID-19 and police brutality—both taking an outsize toll on black Americans—have sparked outrage and grief across the US,  The New York Times Reports. Some protesters, moved by the senseless death of George Floyd in police custody, donned bandanas or…

Calvin Munerlyn, a Family Dollar security guard in Flint, Michigan, was shot and killed May 5 after telling a customer to wear a face mask inside the store. A couple days later, a McDonald’s customer in Oklahoma City shot a worker when asked to leave a dining area closed…

As high school students in St. Louis, Missouri, we reaped the benefits of global health security every time we sat in classrooms with our friends. Now that sense of safety has evaporated, and students everywhere are living the consequences of inadequate health policies.…

A week after Pittsburgh declared racism a public health crisis, a blanket of particulate matter clouded the skies over Steel City. Relentless pollution saw the city’s air “deemed unsafe to breathe” for 3 months last year, and is one of many public health woes that…

Forget cheesesteak. The APHA crowd heading to Philadelphia this Saturday is craving Michael Yudell’s yellow fever tour.  

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.

“No providers come into this work for purpose of abusing women.”

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards helped kick off this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Denver on Saturday with a keynote speech that underlined the conference’s focus on inclusiveness and health equity for all. She named racism…

Ahead of Thursday’s Future of Public Health event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, we’re offering Q&As with each of the writers who will be speaking. Up today: A Q&A with Yamiche Alcindor, a national political reporter for the New York Times…

Despite expansions in health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. The next webinar in the APHA series, Unequal Treatment:…