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June 18 news: Border separation, HPV vaccine, Yemen, rural suicide rates, measles prevention

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

On an average day in the U.S., gun violence ends the lives of nearly 100 people. Yet across the country, only about 30 researchers are dedicated full time to studying the public health crisis. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumnae: Let’s prioritize mental health

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumnae: Let’s prioritize mental health

Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumnae discuss their work to prioritize mental health at the March for our Lives, and lessons learned for the public health community.

June 11 news: Ebola outbreak, salmonella, polio, ACA protections, US suicide crisis

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, June 11, 2018.
New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

Falls Church, Virginia, is only two square miles, but the tiny city has a huge designation: It has been named the healthiest community in the U.S. Find out why in this report from The Nation's Health.
Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

America’s population is getting older, with seniors projected to outnumber children for the first time by 2035. We discussed the challenges this presents along with the upcoming Healthy Aging Summit with APHA member and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright.
ACA essential health benefits come under threat

ACA essential health benefits come under threat

Health plans are required to cover basic health services such as maternity care, mental health care, and vision and oral health care for kids under the Affordable Care Act. That requirement may be at risk, according to this report from The Nation's Health.
APHA, NACCHO join NIH to launch All of Us Research Program

APHA, NACCHO join NIH to launch All of Us Research Program

We all want to live long, healthy lives. A new, large-scale research program hopes to get us to that goal.
Accreditation a boon for US public health departments

Accreditation a boon for US public health departments

Nine health departments recently received accreditation, bringing the total number of health agencies meeting nationally recognized performance standards to 220. Read about it in this story from The Nation's Health.
Protecting children where they play and learn

Protecting children where they play and learn

Environmental safety in early learning and care settings
President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

The White House Office of Management and Budget outlined the Trump administration’s proposed spending for the upcoming fiscal year. In it, there are extreme cuts to critical public health programs and services, according to a report in the latest issue of The Nation's Health.
Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Commit to protecting our environment.