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Cases of tick-borne diseases rising rapidly in parts of US

Cases of tick-borne diseases rising rapidly in parts of US

The spread of dangerous ticks and other vectors such as mosquitoes in the U.S. is linked to climate change. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
It is past time to act on the science to prevent childhood cancer

It is past time to act on the science to prevent childhood cancer

A guest post from APHA's Children's Environmental Health Topic Committee argues that in the absence of governmental action to protect children, there are steps we can take to minimize harmful exposures and reduce risks for kids.
President’s budget would hinder US public health progress

President’s budget would hinder US public health progress

The priorities outlined in the White House's budget proposal are largely out of step with public health. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Earth Day: Working toward water equity

Earth Day: Working toward water equity

Today is Earth Day. APHA’s Katherine Robb discusses the challenges facing water quality and opportunities to work toward water equity.
Black maternal health: Helping all to thrive

Black maternal health: Helping all to thrive

It's Black Maternal Health Week. Joia Crear-Perry with National Birth Equity Collaborative recently discussed the challenges of black maternal health with APHA.
Yes, EPA: Regulating mercury pollution is “appropriate and necessary”

Yes, EPA: Regulating mercury pollution is “appropriate and necessary”

APHA's Georges Benjamin and Union of Concerned Scientists' Kathleen Rest call out the toxic sleight of hand in the agency’s latest proposal.
NPHW guest blog: Global health — We’re all in this together

NPHW guest blog: Global health — We’re all in this together

Global health is this weekend's theme for National Public Health Week. Our guest post is by Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council.
NPHW guest blog: Action and leadership on climate change and health

NPHW guest blog: Action and leadership on climate change and health

APHA's Surili Patel discusses the important work being done to address the threat of climate change as part of today's National Public Health Week observance.
NPHW guest blog: Preventing violence podcast

NPHW guest blog: Preventing violence podcast

Today's National Public Health Week guest post is by David Richards, project coordinator with the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. Richards spotlights a new podcast with APHA's Mighty Fine on violence prevention, today's NPHW theme.
APHA kicks off National Public Health Week 2019

APHA kicks off National Public Health Week 2019

APHA and hundreds of partners across the country kick off National Public Health Week, April 1-7, to celebrate and advocate for public health.
Climate-Ready: CDC grantees talk community climate solutions

Climate-Ready: CDC grantees talk community climate solutions

APHA's Surili Sutaria Patel reports on the recent CDC National Center for Environmental Health gathering of Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative grantees.
E. coli in produce shows need for better tracking, prevention

E. coli in produce shows need for better tracking, prevention

For several months last year, a dangerous bacteria and a popular leafy green were involved in a deadly dance. Two major outbreaks of food poisoning involving E. coli and romaine lettuce kept U.S. public health officials busy. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.