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....
Hurricane Harvey: How you can help, how to stay ready

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help, how to stay ready

Our thoughts are with the millions of people across Southeast Texas and surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
EPA reverses delay of ozone standard in a win for public health

EPA reverses delay of ozone standard in a win for public health

Reversing the decision to delay the new standards strengthens protections from smog-producing ozone and helps improve our nation’s health.
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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Public health groups unite against ACA repeal

Public health groups unite against ACA repeal

The nation’s public health organizations stand in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which may come to a vote in the Senate this week.

Sept. 25 news: ACA repeal vote nears, vaccine skeptics get bolder, global health officials report progress

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Under the new presidential administration, USDA has changed its tune on school nutrition guidelines. Learn why experts in public health and nutrition are concerned in this story reported in The Nation's Health.

Sept. 22 news: Doctors oppose ACA repeal bill, guns and suicides, soda and weight loss

Check out the latest public health news for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Sept. 21 news: Kentucky opioid crisis, health groups oppose ACA repeal, Puerto Rico hospital without power

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Sept.. 21, 2017.
Preparing for extreme weather to come

Preparing for extreme weather to come

Linking climate change, extreme weather and health.
APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act offers health care coverage to millions who could not access it before. The proposed Senate reforms that threatened the expansion were recently voted down. But the fight isn't over. The threats are back.

Sept. 20 news: Obamacare replacement, Future public health threats, Medicare and Medicaid innovation, Pharma’s price problem, Mosquitoes after Irma

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Sept., 20, 2017.
Get Ready Day: A timely opportunity to spread the word about preparedness

Get Ready Day: A timely opportunity to spread the word about preparedness

Get Ready Day is Sept. 19! How are you using it to promote preparedness?

Sept. 19 news: Obamacare repeal momentum, 9/11 dust study, Home health care infection risk, Work on non-addictive pain meds

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Sept, 19, 2017.
APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

This is not a drill. The Senate aims to take another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the clock is ticking.
Celebrate Get Ready Day Sept. 19 and spread the word about the importance of preparedness

Celebrate Get Ready Day Sept. 19 and spread the word about the importance of preparedness

Tomorrow is Get Ready Day! Are you prepared?