White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.
Obama touts public health in State of the Union

Obama touts public health in State of the Union

If you were listening to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last night, you heard a litany of refrains on health.
APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions Tuesday aimed at reducing the toll of firearm-related injury and death.
‘State of Public Health 2016’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of Public Health 2016’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

One week before the president's State of the Union address, we're proud to bring you the "State of Public Health 2016" in our Q&A with Dr. Frieden.
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Feb. 12 news: APHA’s new lead page, CDC on health disparities, Zika

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

Feb. 11 news: Emergency preparedness, car smog exposure, drug disposal kiosks

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
New APHA policy statements address latest public health issues

New APHA policy statements address latest public health issues

Learn more about the 18 new APHA policy statements and how they're already being used to inform advocacy work on public health issues.
APHA on president's FY 2017 budget: 'Mixed bag'

APHA on president’s FY 2017 budget: ‘Mixed bag’

President Barack Obama announced his fiscal year 2017 budget yesterday, which APHA called a mixed bag of improved public health safeguards and harmful funding cuts.

Feb. 10 news: ACA working for African Americans, Supreme Court blocks carbon emissions limit, Zika in Florida

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.8 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.

Feb. 9 news: New bacteria causes Lyme disease, concussion risks, dengue fever in Hawaii

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.
We want you!: Just a few weeks left to submit an Annual Meeting abstract

We want you!: Just a few weeks left to submit an Annual Meeting abstract

Ever wonder where the hundreds of fascinating APHA Annual Meeting scientific sessions actually come from? The answer is pretty simple.

Feb. 8 news: White House responds to Zika, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Flint

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
National Public Health Week 2016: Join us!

National Public Health Week 2016: Join us!

Fact: We can create the healthiest nation in eight steps. Let our new National Public Health Week 2016 website show you how.
(The Nation's Health): Supreme Court to rule on law that blocks abortion access

(The Nation’s Health): Supreme Court to rule on law that blocks abortion access

The Supreme Court will consider whether a Texas law harms women’s health and puts an undue burden on those seeking abortion care.