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The Clean Power Plan: A public health imperative

The Clean Power Plan: A public health imperative

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit hears oral arguments today on the Clean Power Plan. Environmental Defense Fund attorneys Martha Roberts and Ben Levitan outline what's at stake for public health.
Public health should lead in assuring health security

Public health should lead in assuring health security

Following the launch of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paul Kuehnert discusses the importance of the public health community in meeting health challenges and why it must take the lead in preparing our communities for emergencies.
APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA's Surili Sutaria Patel draws important links between the environment and our health and highlights the commitment of APHA and staff to environmental health.
APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.
APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA Environment Section members Megan Latshaw and Dick Jackson share their thoughts with Public Health Newswire. on how public health should respond to Flint
America's Health Rankings: Q&A with Chris Stidman

America’s Health Rankings: Q&A with Chris Stidman

America’s Health Rankings is set for its annual 2015 release on Dec. 10. In anticipation of its launch, we asked United Health Foundation President Chris Stidman about the report's history and impact, and exciting developments in store for 2016.
RWJF's Alonzo Plough: How to build a 'Culture of Health'

RWJF’s Alonzo Plough: How to build a ‘Culture of Health’

At the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will share a framework that shows what drives better population health and well-being, and what the measurable outcomes look like.
(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Hear from the administrator of APHA's Twitter account, @publichealth, to explore the role Twitter plays in advancing public health.
Making public health a UN priority: A report from the UN General Assembly

Making public health a UN priority: A report from the UN General Assembly

The annual United Nations General Assembly brings together world leaders for “international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields.”
Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Read our newest Q&A with Jim Hester, a senior advisor on population health systems, on why he thinks innovation holds tremendous promise for solving the nation’s greatest challenges in population health.
H7N9 influenza: What you should know now

H7N9 influenza: What you should know now

A new flu virus has recently emerged in China, putting health officials around the world, including those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on alert. Read more from APHA's Get Ready blog. Photo courtesy CDC/James Gathany