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6 public health advocacy wins of 2016

6 public health advocacy wins of 2016

Despite a challenging year for APHA and other advocates, a number of measures were advanced in 2016 that will improve the health of all Americans.

New APHA policy statements adopted in Denver

APHA adopted 11 new policy statements today during its 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
The Nation's Health: As antibiotic resistance rises, so do research, development

The Nation’s Health: As antibiotic resistance rises, so do research, development

To scientists and health professionals, colistin is considered a last-resort antibiotic to treat the most aggressive infections.
The Nation's Health: Attention to drugged driving growing among safety advocates

The Nation’s Health: Attention to drugged driving growing among safety advocates

As drunken driving crashes continue to decrease nationwide, a new roadway risk is growing — and there is no national guideline to corral it.
Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

In the past 24 hours, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that included $1.1 billion in funding to combat the ongoing Zika epidemic through fiscal year 2017. Photo by Wally Gobetz, courtesy Flickr
APHA announces 2016 award winners

APHA announces 2016 award winners

A pediatrician and civil engineer who helped sound the alarm over elevated blood-lead levels in Flint, Michigan, are among this year's honorees who will be recognized during APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo.
AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

Yesterday, leaders from challenge co-partners APHA and the National Association of Counties joined an AtlanticLIVE forum, sponsored by the Aetna Foundation, to explore how the equation can become a nationwide reality.
Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

Public health investments are paying off for 50 U.S. communities today, literally.
How to maximize your APHA membership (video series)

How to maximize your APHA membership (video series)

APHA cannot possibly express enough gratitude for our members, public health champions who improve health and well-being worldwide. But our staff can invite you to make the most of your APHA membership.
APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
Modern Healthcare: APHA’s Benjamin among 100 most influential leaders

Modern Healthcare: APHA’s Benjamin among 100 most influential leaders

Seeking a who’s who in health care? Look no further than Modern Healthcare’s annual recognition program.