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E. coli in produce shows need for better tracking, prevention

E. coli in produce shows need for better tracking, prevention

For several months last year, a dangerous bacteria and a popular leafy green were involved in a deadly dance. Two major outbreaks of food poisoning involving E. coli and romaine lettuce kept U.S. public health officials busy. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.

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.
New fact sheets can help you plan for NPHW

New fact sheets can help you plan for NPHW

Are you ready for National Public Health Week, April 1-7? Check out our new resources to help you plan your activities.
Energy policy and public health: Q&A with Denise Patel

Energy policy and public health: Q&A with Denise Patel

A policy statement recently adopted by APHA calls for addressing U.S. energy policy to protect public health. We asked APHA member Denise Patel to tell us more about the policy statement and why action is urgently needed.
Halfway through a billion steps!

Halfway through a billion steps!

Hundreds of teams have been walking in the APHA Billion Steps Challenge, which culminates during National Public Health Week.
Save the date for NPHW social media webinars

Save the date for NPHW social media webinars

Want to learn how best to use social media to promote National Public Health Week? Join our upcoming webinars to find out!
APHA vote tally scores Congress on public health

APHA vote tally scores Congress on public health

A new report from APHA examines how members of Congress voted on key public health legislation in 2018.

Feb. 15 news: Flu shots, cancer disparities, syphilis rates, kidney disease and climate change

Check out today’s public health news for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
'My first year as HHS assistant secretary for health' — Adm. Brett Giroir, MD

‘My first year as HHS assistant secretary for health’ — Adm. Brett Giroir, MD

HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir reflects on the accomplishments of his office and looks to the public health work ahead.
$1.5 million public health prize competition announces winners

$1.5 million public health prize competition announces winners

The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge awarded prizes to two winning and eight runner-up communities for projects that improve measurable health outcomes and promote health and wellness.
APHA public health policy institute inspires action

APHA public health policy institute inspires action

Hundreds of APHA members and other public health professionals, students and advocates convened in Washington, D.C., yesterday to attend the APHA Policy Action Institute.
12 new APHA policy statements now available online

12 new APHA policy statements now available online

Twelve policy statements adopted during the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in November are now available online. Policy statement proposals for 2019 are due Feb. 13.