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APHA, health groups urge confirmation of Murthy

With the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general stalled, health groups today pledged strong support for his candidacy and urged senators to confirm him to the post.
EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

On the eve of Earth Day, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss steps the Obama administration is taking to address climate change.
EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

In a national call with health leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh underscored the need for continued action to protect the public from the dangers of air pollution.
Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
#NPHWchat makes public health nation’s top talking point

#NPHWchat makes public health nation’s top talking point

We set out to make public health a conversation for all-comers. By the time it was over the 2014 National Public Health Week Twitter Chat took over the country.

County Health Rankings: Where you live affects your health

Whether you reside in Clallam County, Wash., Miami-Dade County, Fla., or somewhere in between, where you live affects your health. That’s the conclusion of the 2014 County Health Rankings report released today.
Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

With the move by leading health care retailer CVS to remove tobacco products from its stores, pressure is mounting on other pharmaceutical retailers to do the same.

Senators pull all-nighter in push for climate change action

About 30 senators took turns speaking through the night Monday into early Tuesday to urge congressional action on climate change.

AJPH research helps spark defense of women in Congo

Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.

APHA petition urges retailers to end tobacco sales

Before last week's announcement by CVS Caremark, stopping the sale of tobacco products was a public health goal far out of reach. But advocates now seek to build on the momentum.
‘The Daily Show’ features APHA member and newly minted Iowa mayor

‘The Daily Show’ features APHA member and newly minted Iowa mayor

Longtime APHA member John Lundell had to leave last year’s APHA Annual Meeting early to return home to Iowa in time for Election Day. He was running for mayor.
APHA congressional voting record measures support for public health

APHA congressional voting record measures support for public health

A “do-nothing” Congress? So far. Halfway through the 113th Congress legislators passed fewer bills in 2013 than in any other year, but they still took action on important legislation with implications for public health.