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Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.
One month left to get health coverage through ACA Marketplace

One month left to get health coverage through ACA Marketplace

Are you or your loved ones among the 1 in 8 Americans who don’t have health insurance? You can get covered right now, through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
CDC's Frieden on Ebola: 'We are making real progress'

CDC’s Frieden on Ebola: ‘We are making real progress’

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden discussed late-breaking developments in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Flu season intensifies across the US

Flu season intensifies across the US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.

5 ways the omnibus spending bill impacts public health

Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act last week. Find out how this new budget affects our nation's health.

Time Magazine picks Ebola fighters as its ‘person of the year’

In the midst of Ebola's largest outbreak to date, Time Magazine recognizes the front line health workers impacting lives globally.
NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

Is the U.S. ready to respond to or prevent health threats — like Ebola — in real time? Yes and no, according to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.
It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.