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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.
President Obama celebrates National Public Health Week with proclamation

President Obama celebrates National Public Health Week with proclamation

In recognition of National Public Health Week, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day.
Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

U.S. workers won protections from respirable crystalline silica thanks to a new rule announced yesterday by the U.S Department of Labor.