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House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.

May 13 news: Zika funding deal, methane protections, kids gain health insurance

Check out today's public health news on Friday, May 13, 2016.
APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
Public health should lead in assuring health security

Public health should lead in assuring health security

Following the launch of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paul Kuehnert discusses the importance of the public health community in meeting health challenges and why it must take the lead in preparing our communities for emergencies.

April 25 news: Zika funding, racism and health, access after prison

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 25, 2016.
APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA's Surili Sutaria Patel draws important links between the environment and our health and highlights the commitment of APHA and staff to environmental health.
President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to appoint APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.

April 11 news: Community health workers, CDC at 70, premature death, uranium mining

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 11, 2016.