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Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

In a briefing last week, Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed outcomes from the six-month open-enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”

July 9 news: Women’s health, smallpox, how to quit smoking

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.

July 7 news: E-cigarettes research, U.S citizen tested for Ebola, teens using hookah

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, July 7, 2014.
CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

It’s almost July Fourth weekend, but as you prepare for the outdoors make sure you don’t let climate change put you or your loved ones in danger.
Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "closely held" corporations can limit employee access to key women’s contraceptive coverage as defined by the ACA.
APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to remind American men and boys that they need to be prepared for emergencies. Check out tips from APHA Men's Health Caucus member Steve Petty.
Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

What are the most important job responsibilities of public health professionals? That’s the question the National Board of Public Health Examiners, or NBPHE, is hoping to answer.