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Jan. 22 news: Safer guns, child obesity, universal health care, health IT

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.

Jan. 15 news: Incentive to expand Medicaid, Zika virus, warning label for sugary drinks

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

Jan. 14 news: Ebola outbreak over, Legionnaire’s spikes in Flint, Louisiana to expand Medicaid

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.
Obama touts public health in State of the Union

Obama touts public health in State of the Union

If you were listening to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last night, you heard a litany of refrains on health.
APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions Tuesday aimed at reducing the toll of firearm-related injury and death.
2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

The annual report released today on the health status of every U.S. state celebrated meaningful progress but warned that rising drug deaths, obesity and child poverty are serious areas of concern.

Dec. 9 news: Tracking law enforcement-related deaths, uninsured will face fine, SIDS victory

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
America's Health Rankings: Q&A with Chris Stidman

America’s Health Rankings: Q&A with Chris Stidman

America’s Health Rankings is set for its annual 2015 release on Dec. 10. In anticipation of its launch, we asked United Health Foundation President Chris Stidman about the report's history and impact, and exciting developments in store for 2016.

Nov. 25 news: Ebola death in Liberia, rise in early cancer detection, gratitude helps the heart

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Annual Meeting headlines: Closing session, safe work, infant mortality, HIV

Check out headlines from the last day of APHA's 143rd Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Oct. 13 news: Vaccines for daycare workers, soda taxes, nurses and climate change

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.