Health equity

Examining Whether the Health-In-All-Policies Approach Promotes Health Equity

A new article in Health Affairs examines whether the health-in-all-policies approach promotes health equity. Here is the abstract: “Scholars and public health advocates have expressed optimism about the potential for the health-in-all-policies approach to address…

Environmental Justice, Equity, and Community in Los Angeles County

By Cynthia Harding, MPH, Chief Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH); Angelo Bellomo, MS, REHS, QEP, Deputy Director, Health Protection, LACDPH; Kim Harrison Eowan, MPH, Senior Advisor to the Chief Deputy Director, LACDPH The…

Does Ending Plastic Pollution Mean the End of Plastic Straws?

For the last 5,000 years, people around the world have been sipping their drinks out of straws. Only recently have straws come under serious debate. The gold and lapis straws of the ancient Sumerians evolved…

Exploring the Environmental Health Playbook: Safe Drinking Water, Healthy Housing and Clean Air

During National Public Health Week, join APHA and the Environmental Health Coalition for this webinar exploration of three priority topics featured in the “Environmental Health Playbook: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System.” Safe Drinking…