The lessons of this hurricane season

The lessons of this hurricane season

A look at public health disaster preparedness and response in the US.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers....
Public health stands firm: APHA Annual Meeting & Expo will rally around climate change

Public health stands firm: APHA Annual Meeting & Expo will rally around climate change

Register today for this year’s APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia, with a theme of “Climate Changes Health.”
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Oct. 23 news: HIV epidemic, cigarette taxes, EPA’s new direction on toxic chemicals

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Even though little is getting accomplished on the floor of Congress, significant regulatory changes are well underway within federal agencies — and many of them are a threat to public health. Read more in this story reported in The Nation's Health.

Oct. 20 news: TBI laws effective, pollution’s 9 million deaths, permit laws and gun violence, abortion rate declines

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Oct. 19 news: Concussions tied to MS, millions of child deaths preventable, men’s HPV epidemic, Q&A with new NIMH director

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Oct. 18 news: Bipartisan health law fix, health secretary candidate, gun waiting periods, more wildfire evacuees

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
APHA 2017 Mobile App to help attendees navigate Annual Meeting

APHA 2017 Mobile App to help attendees navigate Annual Meeting

OK, so you’ve registered for the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo and made your travel plans for Atlanta. Now what? It’s time to download the mobile app!

Oct. 17 news: No progress on CHIP, potential for nasty flu season, legal marijuana saving lives

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

Oct. 16 news: Puerto Ricans drinking hazardous water, DEA’s prescription opioid fight, birth control moral exemption

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Oct. 13 news: Trump scraps ACA subsidies, California firestorm brings illness, obesity reaches all-time high

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Smoking rates still high among low-income Americans

Despite progress in reducing rates of smoking in the U.S., low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, according to this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Planting trees for public health

Planting trees for public health

How we can achieve a healthier, more verdant world

Oct. 12 news: Mental health in the face of megastorms, birth control rule ignores science, obesity in children

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.