APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
9 public health advocacy victories in 2014

9 public health advocacy victories in 2014

While the least productive Congress in modern history drew to a close last week, our nation’s elected and appointed leaders still managed to advance key public health priorities in 2014.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
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Jan. 28 news: Measles, sugary drinks linked to earlier menstruation, Bill Gates on pandemics

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
National Public Health Week toolkit now online

National Public Health Week toolkit now online

Everything you need to help promote a healthy U.S. is now one click away, thanks to the 2015 National Public Health Week toolkit.
Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles is back and making headlines thanks to a recent and growing outbreak linked to a popular theme park. Find out how this previously "eliminated" disease is making a comeback in the U.S. and how you can protect yourself and others from it.
APHA announces Alfredo Morabia as new editor of the American Journal of Public Health

APHA announces Alfredo Morabia as new editor of the American Journal of Public Health

APHA welcomes new editor-in-chief, Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, to begin a five-year term with the American Journal of Public Health

Jan. 27 news: Neglect and brain development, Madagascar plague, e-cigarette limits

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Jan. 26 news: APHA on food safety and climate, measles, WHO on health emergencies

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Jan. 23 news: Ebola vaccine, opioid use among young women, abortion bill

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.

Jan. 22 news: Tweets to track health; Disneyland measles outbreak, raising the smoking age

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

Paid sick leave. Reproductive care. Climate change. Ebola. And of course, the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama highlighted key public health issues last night in his 2015 State of the Union address last night.

Jan. 21 news: Calorie counts (AJPH study), e-cigarettes in New York, urban living, asthma

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

AJPH study: Use and awareness of calorie information triples after menu-labeling regulation

New research from the American Journal of Public Health takes a look at the potential effects of labeling menus with calorie information based on regulations enacted in King County, Washington.