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March 24 news: House to vote on ACA repeal, ACA repeal would mean cuts to public health funding, Explaining ‘essential health benefits’

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 24, 2017.

March 22 news: Gun violence costs US $730 million a year, Autistic kids 40 times more likely to die from injury, House rushes to health bill vote

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Lisa Del Buono, MD, co-leader of the Northern Michigan Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, makes the case for transitioning to a low carbon economy and charging a fee on carbon as a leading solution.

March 17 news: President’s budget would devastate health programs, ACA overhaul faces challenges, Some gun laws tied to fewer suicides

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 17, 2017.

March 14 news: 24 million to lose health insurance under ACA replacement plan, Florida suffers heroin epidemic, Climate change poses mental health risks

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.
APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

Two 1 Billion Steps Challenge teams — Dent County Health Department in Missouri and Platt College School of Nursing in Aurora, Colorado — share their progress and reveal how their teams are leveraging the National Public Health Week challenge to promote health in their communities.

March 6 news: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children annually, Bird flu surge sounds alarms, ACA replacement bill expected this week

Check out today's public health news for Monday, March 6, 2017.
Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

APHA’s Surili Patel discusses the role of energy in climate change and outlines action steps to reduce its impact.

March 1 news: Trump reveals few ACA details, Colon and rectal cancers up among young, President overturns gun safety measure

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Lessons learned from Zika response: Q&A with NCEZID's Lyle Petersen

Lessons learned from Zika response: Q&A with NCEZID’s Lyle Petersen

Lyle Petersen, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, shares an update on what we've learned in the past year about Zika and how we can better address vector-borne threats in the future.
Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

The science is clear. Climate change is happening and it’s affecting our health. That was the convincing message delivered by a panel of experts presenting at last week’s Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, hosted by APHA and others.