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In public health, ‘our stories can save lives’

In public health, ‘our stories can save lives’

Paul Smith is not a public health expert. But he knows how to tell a story, and that’s why he was chosen to speak at the Eighth National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media this week in Atlanta.
The Nation's Health: 5 health threats scarier than Ebola

The Nation’s Health: 5 health threats scarier than Ebola

Check out five health threats more dangerous than Ebola in this Storify recap from The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.

Aug. 18 news: Public health budget, suicide study, Ebola, ALS

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
5 ACA updates you should know about

5 ACA updates you should know about

This summer, ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act has resulted in a range of public health news. Here are five ACA updates you should know about.

Aug. 13 news: Health tips for college students, Ebola, colon cancer test

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Aug. 11 news: Tom Frieden, Georges Benjamin, Ebola

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
Bhatia: Raising minimum wage benefits ‘every social and behavioral health' issue

Bhatia: Raising minimum wage benefits ‘every social and behavioral health’ issue

California's proposal to raise its minimum wage will dramatically improve the state's overall health, says Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH.
Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

The Ebola outbreak, which started in West Africa, has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Read more about the Ebola's threat to the United States and how the outbreak can be addressed .
The Nation's Health: Funding cuts hurt, but you can help

The Nation’s Health: Funding cuts hurt, but you can help

Public health budgets are being slashed across the country. But advocates can take steps to protect public health.
The Nation's Health: Healthy housing standard announced

The Nation’s Health: Healthy housing standard announced

A new National Healthy Housing Standard could help millions of U.S. residents and homeowners make living spaces safer and healthier.

Aug. 6 news: Ebola patient improving, climate change, HIV drug misuse

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.
APHA, health law program break down Hobby Lobby’s public health impact

APHA, health law program break down Hobby Lobby’s public health impact

In a webinar last week APHA and the National Health Law Program, or NHeLP, detailed Hobby Lobby's impact on public health.