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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.
APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

This week the House Budget Committee passed a budget resolution that follows a dangerously familiar path, according to APHA and public health advocates.

March 16 news: Opioid guidelines, vaccine refusal, Flint and lead webinar

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
County Health Rankings reveals rural, urban divide

County Health Rankings reveals rural, urban divide

Residents of rural counties face greater health challenges than their urban counterparts, according to new findings out today.

March 11 news: Smoking age, traffic deaths, Zika

Check out today's public health news on Friday, March 11, 2016.