Environment
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Energy policy and public health: Q&A with Denise Patel

Energy policy and public health: Q&A with Denise Patel

A policy statement recently adopted by APHA calls for addressing U.S. energy policy to protect public health. We asked APHA member Denise Patel to tell us more about the policy statement and why action is urgently needed.
Are we protecting our children?

Are we protecting our children?

APHA's Surili Patel discusses an upcoming report and webinar that will spotlight the Association's soon-to-be-released national review of environmental health services and protections for children.
Information on environmental health services for kids can be hard for parents to find: APHA review

Information on environmental health services for kids can be hard for parents to find: APHA review

A new report from APHA, “Protecting the Health of Children: A National Snapshot of Environmental Health Services,” will soon be released.
Lancet Countdown report tracks progress on health and climate change

Lancet Countdown report tracks progress on health and climate change

A new global report -- and its companion U.S. brief co-published with APHA -- underscores connection between climate change and health and outlines recommendations for action.
Global climate action: A public health imperative

Global climate action: A public health imperative

Highlights from the Global Climate and Health Forum
Q&A with Dr. Gregory Kearney: "Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide"

Q&A with Dr. Gregory Kearney: “Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide”

A new guide is available to assist environmental health practitioners and public health professionals. We asked APHA member Greg Kearney to tell us more.