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APHA takes 'One Chance' to get ready for health emergencies

APHA takes ‘One Chance’ to get ready for health emergencies

Preparing for emergency situations can be a daunting task. But APHA’s Get Ready campaign has created a music video to make it easier for you.
Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

Public health investments are paying off for 50 U.S. communities today, literally.
APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
17,000 reasons for Congress to approve Zika funding ASAP

17,000 reasons for Congress to approve Zika funding ASAP

Congress is back in Washington today, and it returns to an urgent need to act on the Zika virus infection. More urgent than ever, in fact.
The Nation's Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

The Nation’s Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

A foster child’s home may change often, but pediatrician Annalisa Behnken wants to make sure that wherever a child is living, her or his medical home stays consistent.
The Nation's Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

The Nation’s Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

A new policy could have dramatic and lasting effects on public health, as a major government program takes a turn toward addressing social determinants.
National Preparedness Month: Show us your prepping colors!

National Preparedness Month: Show us your prepping colors!

APHA’s Get Ready campaign challenges you to celebrate National Preparedmonth Month with us by joining our coloring book contest.
‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, of The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health spoke to Public Health Newswire about the health implications of physical inactivity in America. Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
CDC celebrates 70th anniversary

CDC celebrates 70th anniversary

It’s a milestone year for one of the world’s foremost public health champions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrated 70 years of public health work and research this July with a special CDC Grand Rounds event entitled “Seven Decades of Firsts with Seven CDC Directors.”
CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Parks are great for health

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Parks are great for health

July is national Park and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association wants you to get outside and get active.