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Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

Dr. Vivek Murthy’s journey to his post as the 19th surgeon general of the United States was much longer than the U.S. “top doc” position’s 18-month vacancy.
Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

Today from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Vivek Murthy, MD, as the 19th U.S. surgeon general in a change of command ceremony in Washington, D.C.

April 22 news: Surgeon General Murthy sworn in today, Earth Day, how livable is your community?

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA's 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA’s 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Do you have a unique pet, or just a really cute one? Do you enjoy going to the zoo? Snap a photo of an animal in a preparedness pose and enter Ready, Pet, Go! APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest. The contest is using animals — of any kind — to promote emergency preparedness.
APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. In March, APHA published a new report highlighting the efforts of state and local health agencies and one tribal nation to address the root causes of health inequities.

April 20 news: Surgeon General on Facebook, happiness detectable through sweat, fighting off Ebola

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
The Nation’s Health (Storify): National Public Health Week 2015 recap

The Nation’s Health (Storify): National Public Health Week 2015 recap

Check out National Public Health Week highlights, including its Presidential Proclamation, from The Nation's Health's Storify page.

April 15 news: CHIP extended for 2 years, Task Force Action Plan for immigrants, CDC Africa

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Introducing ATSDR: Q&A with Pat Breysse

Introducing ATSDR: Q&A with Pat Breysse

APHA spoke to National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Director Pat Breysse, who will introduce the agency in today’s webinar from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.
APHA members: Building on 20 years of success

APHA members: Building on 20 years of success

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire featured guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today's submissions promoted Friday's theme, “Building on 20 years of success.”

April 13 news (NPHW edition): President Obama’s 5 things learned about climate change, State Department on NPHW, workforce

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 13, 2015.