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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.
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.
APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.
APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

The crisis in Flint, Michigan, was only part of a larger story. Here's what public health is doing to keep kids lead-free, courtesy of APHA's Storify.
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.
Prisons taking steps to protect health, well-being of inmates

Prisons taking steps to protect health, well-being of inmates

State and federal leaders are taking action to address the damaging psychological effects of solitary confinement and increase mental health treatment options for inmates, The Nation's Health reports.

Aging US systems pose risks to health

The water crisis in Flint shows how infrastructure and public health are linked. Read this story reported in the April 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
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.
USDA's Alfred Almanza: Spring forward with food safety!

USDA’s Alfred Almanza: Spring forward with food safety!

Public Health Newswire caught up with U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Alfred Almanza to talk about the food safety-public health relationship, how food safety has changed over the years and how USDA is joining APHA during National Public Health Week.
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.
White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

Today, President Barack Obama and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced goals to reduce methane emissions by “40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 from the oil and gas sector,” according to a White House statement.
APHA supports plaintiffs as oral arguments begin in Supreme Court abortion case

APHA supports plaintiffs as oral arguments begin in Supreme Court abortion case

Oral arguments began today in a Supreme Court case disputing a Texas law that restricts access to reproductive health services.