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Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA's 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA’s 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Do you have a unique pet, or just a really cute one? Do you enjoy going to the zoo? Snap a photo of an animal in a preparedness pose and enter Ready, Pet, Go! APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest. The contest is using animals — of any kind — to promote emergency preparedness.

Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.
APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, published an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic in The Hill.

March 30 news: Tips From Former Smokers, most parents don’t know if kid is obese, coffee vs. liver cancer

Check out today's public health news on Monday, March 30, 2015.
New CDC tobacco ads 'will save lives and save money'

New CDC tobacco ads ‘will save lives and save money’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.

APHA, planners announce grants to fight chronic disease

APHA affiliates to work with coalitions, utilizing grants through Plan4Health, to combat lack of physical activity and nutritious foods.
New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

Michael Botticelli, the new director of national drug control policy, discussed our nation's drug use epidemic in a meeting with APHA members.
APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

While we've seen improvements under the Affordable Care Act, health disparities persist. Health leaders and policymakers took up the conversation during The Atlantic Health Forum yesterday in Washington, D.C.
Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Daylights savings time began yesterday — and the biannual clock change is a perfect reminder to update, or create, your emergency stockpile before a health emergency occurs.
Public health to Supreme Court in Twitter chat: #DontTakeMyCare

Public health to Supreme Court in Twitter chat: #DontTakeMyCare

Check out the top 10 #DontTakeMyCare tweets in a Twitter chat on the U.S. Supreme Court Case, King v. Burwell.