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April 28 news: Drugged driving fatalities, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, health care bill halted

Check out today's public health news for Friday, April 28, 2017.

April 21 news: National Health Security Preparedness Index, AJPH research, opioid warning labels for children

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April 14 news: Climate change, mumps outbreak in Texas, type 2 diabetes in teens and tweens

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APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge surpasses goal

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge surpasses goal

Thanks to the exemplary pedestrian efforts and friendly competition of our participants, more than 8,000 people walked 2.2 billion steps by National Public Health Week.

April 7 news: FDA approves at-home genetic testing, World Health Day, opioid epidemic

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Future of public health is hot Twitter topic during #NPHWchat

Future of public health is hot Twitter topic during #NPHWchat

More than 820 participants joined in our seventh annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat to discuss the most pressing issues affecting our nation’s health and share solutions for creating a healthier future for generations to come.

March 31 news: Planned Parenthood funding, U.S. heroin use, depression and disability

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States: Leading the way on clean energy

States: Leading the way on clean energy

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Jason Albritton, MS, director of U.S. climate and energy policy for The Nature Conservancy, shares how states are making progress in promoting clean energy policies.
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.
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.

March 10 news: Planned Parenthood funding, water more popular than soda, Zika link to heart problems

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 10, 2017.
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.