As many Americans plan to use our nation’s water sources to cool off this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the protection of millions of acres of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer of the CDC said Tuesday of mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. “You get bitten, get an infection and it all has to do with how your body responds.”
APHA's Get Ready campaign offers tips to prepare you for hurricanes, also known in different geographic areas as typhoons or cyclones.
Find out how Miss Universe, Dear Abby, a WNBA star and the co-founder of “The Foundation to Increase Awesome” are supporting National Women’s Health Week.
For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health.
The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 by 2020, has undeniable public health implications.
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health.
Today is National PrepareAthon! Day, the perfect time for Americans to learn how to prepare for disasters. But how do cities take action? The Big Cities Health Coalition visited Capitol Hill this week to urge policymakers to restore emergency preparedness funding.
Last week at the White House, Office of Minority Health Director J. Nadine Gracia asked an expert panel how they would create health equity in our lifetime — if they could spend $300 billion to create it.
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.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.