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Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

The president outlined his administration’s plans to prevent opioid overdoses, but according to public health leaders, his plans fall short.

Nov. 16 news: Bipartisan gun control deal, gun violence is public health, Legionnaires’ in California, plague in Madagascar

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Atlanta

It's so hard to say goodbye!
A child-centered look at disaster relief

A child-centered look at disaster relief

Understanding the health risks to children after a natural disaster
Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Even though little is getting accomplished on the floor of Congress, significant regulatory changes are well underway within federal agencies — and many of them are a threat to public health. Read more in this story reported in The Nation's Health.

Oct. 19 news: Concussions tied to MS, millions of child deaths preventable, men’s HPV epidemic, Q&A with new NIMH director

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Smoking rates still high among low-income Americans

Despite progress in reducing rates of smoking in the U.S., low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, according to this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Planting trees for public health

Planting trees for public health

How we can achieve a healthier, more verdant world
Are we protecting our children?

Are we protecting our children?

The state of US environmental public health systems
Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

With more than one-third of Americans living with obesity, health workers and advocates are working to find new ways to address the issue. Read more as reported in this story from The Nation's Health.
Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Children's Health Insurance Program. Community Health Centers. National Health Service Corps. Tell Congress to reauthorize these programs
Public health groups united against ACA repeal

Public health groups united against ACA repeal

The nation’s public health organizations stand in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which may come to a vote in the Senate this week.