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HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.
Get Ready: Prepare your community for a disaster with CERT training

Get Ready: Prepare your community for a disaster with CERT training

Learn about the importance of CERT training for emergency preparedness with APHA's Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems and Partnerships.

Supreme Court rules against EPA toxic air standard

The Supreme Court ruled to block the EPA's toxic air standard stating that the EPA did not consider costs before planning its implementation. Read on to learn about the impacts this could have on health.
USAID briefing: Everyone should have access to clean water

USAID briefing: Everyone should have access to clean water

“The issue is not food, the issue is not shelter — the issue is water,” said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, last week at a briefing in Washington, D.C. “Water is life, for us in America and for people in other countries. In 2015, people throughout the world should have access to clean water.”
APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

Health insurance is here to stay for more than 6 million Americans.
Public health reactions to King v. Burwell

Public health reactions to King v. Burwell

Check out public health's reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell, which saved health insurance for more than 6 million people.
APHA, experts discuss climate and health at White House summit

APHA, experts discuss climate and health at White House summit

APHA engaged in a national dialogue yesterday at the White House Public Health and Climate Change Summit. Learn what health leaders have to say in the face of climate change's troubling impacts on health.

New report: Confronting climate change presents ‘greatest global health opportunity’

A new report outlines the health impacts of climate change, noting that they could undermine the past 50 years in health gains. Read on to learn about the immediate response needed globally to tackle climate change's effects.
Get Ready with HUD's Warren Friedman: Making safe homes

Get Ready with HUD’s Warren Friedman: Making safe homes

APHA’s Get Ready campaign spoke with Dr. Warren Friedman, senior advisor to the director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, to learn more about making safe homes.
House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Fifty years after a landmark public health victory handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans are not getting the reproductive health care they need, according to panelists at a Washington, D.C. briefing in June.
FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA won cheers from the public health community today in announcing its final determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer recognized as safe.