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Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Don't have a disaster plan in place? Now is the time! September 30 marks National PrepareAthon! Day, in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages Americans to prepare.
Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020 examined how diabetes and chronic kidney disease are impacting the U.S. health system.
Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

They may be still be in diapers, but the winners of APHA’s “Tips from Tots Photo Contest,” sponsored by its Get Ready campaign, are sharing sage advice about emergency preparedness.

APHA supports Senate bill addressing climate change health impacts

APHA applauds a new bill introduced to the Senate that would better prepare the public against the health effects of climate change.
More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

Less than 50 percent of Americans received flu vaccinations this past flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

Can Americans prepare for infectious disease outbreaks, extreme weather events, mental health disasters and active shootings? Yes, they can.
You can join US Ebola response right now

You can join US Ebola response right now

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced “a major increase” in the nation’s response to Ebola. And you can help.
Today is Get Ready Day

Today is Get Ready Day

Today, APHA asks one very important question: Are you ready? It’s Get Ready Day — APHA’s annual event to raise emergency preparedness awareness nationwide.
Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Pfizer Inc. Vice President of Medical External Affairs Jack Watters spoke at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, D.C., yesterday with a private-sector approach unlike his peers.
Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Panelists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Google+ Hangout discussed the importance of providing improved nutrition and more physical activity to schoolchildren nationwide to "turn the tide against obesity."
Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

The Ebola outbreak has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, infected more than 3,000 and is “likely to get worse.”
Truth campaign inspires youth to 'finish' smoking

Truth campaign inspires youth to ‘finish’ smoking

With youth smoking rates at their lowest level in 22 years, Legacy has launched the latest installment of the “truth” smoking prevention campaign to inspire youth to “finish it” once and for all by making tobacco use a thing of the past.