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May 20 news: Environmental protections, WHO travel, opioid prescriptions, Pence and HHS, Facebook disease maps

Check out today’s public health news for Monday, May 20, 2019.

May 17 news: Heroin overdose, soda tax, abortion restrictions, Washington’s ‘public option’

Check out today’s public health news for Friday, May 17, 2019.

May 16 news: US fertility rate, Alabama abortion ban, adult vaccines, e-cigarettes

Check out today’s public health news for Thursday, May 16, 2019.
It is past time to act on the science to prevent childhood cancer

It is past time to act on the science to prevent childhood cancer

A guest post from APHA's Children's Environmental Health Topic Committee argues that in the absence of governmental action to protect children, there are steps we can take to minimize harmful exposures and reduce risks for kids.
Earth Day: Working toward water equity

Earth Day: Working toward water equity

Today is Earth Day. APHA’s Katherine Robb discusses the challenges facing water quality and opportunities to work toward water equity.
APHA Billion Steps Challenge surpasses goal

APHA Billion Steps Challenge surpasses goal

Participants in APHA’s Billion Steps Challenge once again strode far past the goal.
Black maternal health: Helping all to thrive

Black maternal health: Helping all to thrive

It's Black Maternal Health Week. Joia Crear-Perry with National Birth Equity Collaborative recently discussed the challenges of black maternal health with APHA.
NPHW guest blog: Global health — We’re all in this together

NPHW guest blog: Global health — We’re all in this together

Global health is this weekend's theme for National Public Health Week. Our guest post is by Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council.
NPHW guest blog: 4 strategies for using technology in public health

NPHW guest blog: 4 strategies for using technology in public health

Raed Mansour, APHA member and director for the Office of Innovation at the Chicago Department of Public Health, outlines four approaches for putting technology to use in public health, today's National Public Health Week theme.
NPHW guest blog: The importance of precision medicine for rural communities

NPHW guest blog: The importance of precision medicine for rural communities

Today's National Public Health Week theme is rural health and our guest blog is by Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, with the All of Us Research Program.
NPHW guest blog: Preventing violence podcast

NPHW guest blog: Preventing violence podcast

Today's National Public Health Week guest post is by David Richards, project coordinator with the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. Richards spotlights a new podcast with APHA's Mighty Fine on violence prevention, today's NPHW theme.

March 8 news: Gun laws, vaccine misinformation, health insurance, childbirth, loneliness, menstrual shaming, daylight saving

Check out today’s public health news for Friday, March 8, 2019.