House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

APHA strongly opposes legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday outlining a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
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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Energy efficiency: First step to slowing climate change

Energy efficiency: First step to slowing climate change

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Barbara Gottlieb, director for Environment & Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility, discusses how improving energy efficiency can reduce global warming pollution, improve our health and more.

Mar. 28 news: Trump orders rewrite of carbon emission rules, Heat exhaustion could rise from climate change, New HPV vaccination recommendations in place

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017.

Mar. 27 news: Health bill withdrawal reassures Planned Parenthood, Phone attachment tests fertility, Pre-hospice reduces costs

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

March 24 news: House to vote on ACA repeal, ACA repeal would mean cuts to public health funding, Explaining ‘essential health benefits’

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 24, 2017.
The Nation's Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

The Nation’s Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

EPA has announced that hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, has the potential to affect drinking water sources in the U.S.

Mar. 23 news: Powdered vaccine effective, “Right to try” advocates show momentum, Trump promises could impact drug importation

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017.

March 22 news: Gun violence costs US $730 million a year, Autistic kids 40 times more likely to die from injury, House rushes to health bill vote

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Mar. 21 news: Infant deaths decline, Tobacco leaders call for action, Rural hospitals worry over health care bill

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017.
Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Lisa Del Buono, MD, co-leader of the Northern Michigan Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, makes the case for transitioning to a low carbon economy and charging a fee on carbon as a leading solution.

Mar. 20 news: Opioid prescription refusal programs rise, Military doctors unprepared to treat transgender patients, TV ads raise drug costs

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Mar. 20, 2017.

March 17 news: President’s budget would devastate health programs, ACA overhaul faces challenges, Some gun laws tied to fewer suicides

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 17, 2017.
APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA strongly opposes the President's fiscal year 2018 budget request, which outlines a plan that shifts significant funds to defense programs and away from health agencies and services.