142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Geography and Health in AJPH

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Geography matters to public health. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases vary--sometimes markedly--by nation, state, and local areas. Migrant studies have helped in understanding these differences. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other hazard-related deaths are hard to predict at a specific location, but the more that is known regarding a regionís history of hazards, the better the predictions of where and when hazards will strike. Likewise, health is not randomly distributed in space. Healthography underscores the reality that where you live impacts your health and well-being. In this session, AJPH editors, editorial board members, and authors will bring their expertise to bear on the question of how place-based interventions and research may improve population health and advance health equity.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate how geographic methods may be rigorously utilized to improve population health and advance health equity.
Jeffrey Wilson, MS; PhD and Mary E. Northridge, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief

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