Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

Former Vice President Al Gore, APHA and others announced they would host a meeting on climate change and health Feb. 16 in Atlanta.
‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

As he prepares to leave office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden shared with us his hopes for the future of public health and the challenges that still lie ahead.
Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

We've set a goal this year of taking 1 billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week — and we want you to join us! Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
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Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

In a post highlighting February’s theme of climate justice, Adriana Garcia of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and David Chang of WE ACT for Environmental Justice discuss the connections between climate justice and health in Northern Manhattan.

Feb. 27 news: Obamacare replacement draft cuts Medicaid despite popularity, Fed policies hurt health of Trans students, ACA repeal affects retirement plans

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

Feb. 24 news: Heroin overdoses, transgender teens, public support for ACA

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Feb. 23 news: Chinese poultry markets shuttered, Protections for transgender students withdrawn, Efficacy of heart screenings questioned

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
The Nation's Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

The Nation’s Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

A new surgeon general’s report recommends actions to protect youth and young adults from risks of electronic cigarettes.

Feb. 22 news: ‘Post election stress disorder’ strikes, CA introduces new healthcare bill, U.S. life expectancy shows minimal gains

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

The science is clear. Climate change is happening and it’s affecting our health. That was the convincing message delivered by a panel of experts presenting at last week’s Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, hosted by APHA and others.

Feb. 21 news: Texas anti-vax movement grows, Norway counters global gag rule, Flu vaccine deemed 48% effective

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Feb. 17 news: Climate & Health Meeting, Zika testing mistakes, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services nominee

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Panelists at the Climate & Health Meeting discussed ways we can find solutions to climate change from low- and middle-income countries.
“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

An afternoon session at the Climate & Health Meeting on “Protecting public health from climate-related threats: From science to practice in the United States” highlighted a wide variety of public health efforts in diverse settings.
Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Turning the tide against climate effects can be daunting. But during a series of special keynote addresses at the Climate & Health Meeting, leaders spoke about what’s being done to fight back against climate change.