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President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

The White House Office of Management and Budget outlined the Trump administration’s proposed spending for the upcoming fiscal year. In it, there are extreme cuts to critical public health programs and services, according to a report in the latest issue of The Nation's Health.
Communities recognized for work to improve public health

Communities recognized for work to improve public health

Communities are going above and beyond to focus their work around local social determinants of health as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. Read about their efforts in this story from The Nation's Health.
Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
New book helps you share health information in your community

New book helps you share health information in your community

Educators and advocates in search of tools to help spread the word about public health have a new resource available to them: "Healthy You Tear & Share: Health Information Tipsheets."
Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin

Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin

The Lancet Countdown is a new report tracking progress on climate change and its health impacts. APHA member Howard Frumkin served as a lead on its U.S. brief and discussed its importance for public health with The Nation's Health.
Highlights from The Nation's Health: Best of 2017

Highlights from The Nation’s Health: Best of 2017

Here are the 10 most popular stories reported this year in The Nation's Health, APHA's award-winning newspaper.
Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants

Rooted in cultural humility, public health nurses tackle the social determinants

Public health knows achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. But doing so requires creativity, persistence and humility.
It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement

It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement

Here are the facts: Almost 6 percent of homes in the U.S. are inadequate for living. These dangerous dwellings are almost always inhabited by people with low incomes.
APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

APHA Storify from Atlanta: Taking action on climate change

Today's Storify post brings the Annual Meeting theme of climate change and health into focus.
ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

ACA Health Home program saves money, lowers inpatient care

How can public health do better at addressing both physical chronic health conditions and mental health issues in high-risk populations? The answer might lie in combining care for both.
What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes

What a disaster: How women are disproportionately affected by catastrophes

This year’s meeting may be climate-focused, but advocates are showing attendees all the ways climate intersects with every aspect of public health.
Can’t stop the APHA dance!

Can’t stop the APHA dance!

As the last notes of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” rang out last night, public health advocates celebrated not only the dance itself, but a successful first full day of APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.