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APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.8 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
APHA Get Ready podcast: 'Zika preparedness' with APIC's Jill Holdsworth

APHA Get Ready podcast: ‘Zika preparedness’ with APIC’s Jill Holdsworth

You can protect yourself against Zika. Here's how, APIC's Jill Holdsworth tells APHA in its Get Ready podcast.
White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.
Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

More people are dying on U.S. roads, according to early results, but there has been less legislative activity in passing state auto and highway safety laws.
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.

Strategy aims to improve health status of world’s women, kids: Targets unveiled

Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.
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.

Plan4Health launches network for public health planning, sharing, learning

No one knows public health better than your community. Today, Plan4Health launched an online forum to make communities even smarter in their public health decision-making — and to help others do the same.
Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health advocates can agree that shootings are a huge health issue, but gun violence also indicates community-wide health issues. Read what researchers have to say in this article from the January 2016 issue of The Nation's 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.
ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

Learn more about the five-part webinar series APHA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-sponsored about the agency's work.