Improving the Health of Populations through Science and Innovation
Population health science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to bring them all together. Learn More | Donate | Join
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The 2023 IAPHS Conference, “Gender, Sexuality, and Health Across the Life Course: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health and Health Equity” will take place on October 2-5, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.
IAPHS is pleased to offer online events throughout the year. In most cases, the online events will be recorded and available to IAPHS members to access.
Social Determinants of Health
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman….” –Martin Luther King Jr., March 1966
How long you live and how healthy you are depend in part on your race or ethnicity, your income, and even your ZIP code. In New York City, East Harlem residents live an average of 71 years, while those a few blocks away in the Upper East Side live to almost 90.
American health disparities reflect both current and historical inequalities. Systemic racism, environmental injustice, and economic disenfranchisement mean that health and longevity aren’t equally obtainable for everyone.
IAPHS believes that with interdisciplinary population health research and evidence-based policy, we can reduce disparities and improve health for everyone.
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IAPHS CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
Communicating Controversial Science
This webinar convenes scientists who have had experience with these issues along with experts in the communication of science to search out and share helpful guidance for anyone facing this situation.More Details
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Population Health News Roundup: May 2023
Air pollution’s many harms, the far-reaching benefits of tax credits, the built environment’s effects on loneliness, plus member news and more.
Coming Soon on Our Blog: Values and Science Series
A new blog series that explores what happens at the confluence of values and science.
Population Health News Roundup: April 2023
Disaggregating Pacific Islander data, waste colonialism, Seattle’s housing vs. tree-canopy battle, homeless encampment sweeps, and more.
Socio-Spatial Self-Organizing Maps (SS-SOMs) to Measure Place-Based Racial and Sexual Orientation Sentiment
How can researchers use social media and other online data to understand social attitudes and their association with health?