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Dec. 19 news: Public health donation, TFAH report, Ebola

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.
AJPH study: New York ‘water jets’ increase student water consumption

AJPH study: New York ‘water jets’ increase student water consumption

According to new research from the American Journal of Public Health, 'water jets' are helping New York City students drink more water.
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.

Dec. 15 news: Vivek Murthy vote today, Legionnaires in VA, Ebola orphan

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
APHA’s Twitter promotes public health voice

APHA’s Twitter promotes public health voice

APHA uses Twitter to elevate public health conversations in real-time. According to CQ Roll Call, we “reach more people than many organizations that are far larger.”
APHA partnership offers medical translator for free

APHA partnership offers medical translator for free

APHA has partnered with Canopy Apps to offer their app, Canopy Medical Translator, to APHA members and supporters. The app was developed with support from National Institutes of Health.
NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

Is the U.S. ready to respond to or prevent health threats — like Ebola — in real time? Yes and no, according to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.

Dec. 10 news (all APHA edition): America’s Health Rankings, US more obese and less active, Ebola spending

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

APHA talked to Jim Skiera of the International Society of Arboriculture about the potential for 'urban forests' to improve public health.

Dec. 8 news: National Influenza Vaccine Week starts today, unsafe drinking water, e-cigarettes

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.

Dec. 4 news: Flu viruses mutate, hospital errors and readmissions down, toys send kids to ER

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.