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EPA's Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

EPA’s Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

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.
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

“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 Get Ready: Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

APHA Get Ready: Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

APHA's Get Ready campaign offers tips to prepare you for hurricanes, also known in different geographic areas as typhoons or cyclones.
National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

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.
Senate passes budget that batters public health

Senate passes budget that batters public health

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.
Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

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.
House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

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.
Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

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.
White House panel: How to achieve health equity in our lifetime

White House panel: How to achieve health equity in our lifetime

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.
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

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.