APHA Annual Meeting 2018

November 11, 2018 at 12:00 am to November 14, 2018 at 12:00 am
San Diego, CA
Health & Wellness Ending Gender Violence

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Health equity remains an elusive challenge to address within our healthcare system.

Achieving a healthy life and lifestyle is too often predicated on social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues. Where we live; how we live; our identities, genders, ethnicities, upbringing and heritage… all play a role in determining our health.

Join us to explore how race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and disability affect our health, and see what RTI’s experts are doing to address these issues and find solutions to improve health equity around the globe.

Learn more about the work RTI is doing to address health inequities:

Gender and LGBTQ+


View a list of all RTI International presentations at APHA.


Wendee Wechsberg

“We must listen to the communities, the local people, to understand culturally what is going to fit and what is going to be the language of the research, and not just say we know what to do here.”

Alexandra Minnis

“The significant role of partner’s gang membership in increasing pregnancy risk highlights the importance of addressing the reproductive health needs of gang-involved youth. Focusing on pregnancy intentions, including those of male partners, remains an important area for intervention.”

Deborah A. Gibbs

"Each of my studies puts me in touch with people who are working to address trafficking and other forms of abuse, and to improve policies at the state and federal levels. They’re the ones doing the hard work, and I hope that our work creates knowledge that supports their efforts."

Doris Rouse

"What I have especially found rewarding is to bring together the skills, the resources, and the wisdom of industry and universities and government agencies in a way that they work together."

Elizabeth McClure

"The international community, individual countries, professional organizations and families must take a stand to prevent stillbirths. Everyone has a role to play and together stillbirths can and must be counted and reduced."

Felicia Browne

"I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work on applied, gender-focused projects in the community in which I grew up, in hopes of having an impact on HIV, STIs and other health outcomes among African-American adolescent girls and young women."

Jennifer Hardison Walters

“Eradicating human trafficking and improving services for victims is an important national objective. Sexual exploitation and forced labor are violations of human rights.”