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Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

On an average day in the U.S., gun violence ends the lives of nearly 100 people. Yet across the country, only about 30 researchers are dedicated full time to studying the public health crisis. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
NPHW guest blog: Addressing suicide by firearm

NPHW guest blog: Addressing suicide by firearm

Today’s National Public Health Week theme is injury and violence prevention and our guest bloggers are APHA members David Swedler, PhD, MPH, and Carol Thornton, MPA.
Why ending police violence is a public health issue: A Q&A with APHA’s Georges Benjamin

Why ending police violence is a public health issue: A Q&A with APHA’s Georges Benjamin

APHA's Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses police violence and why it's a public health issue in an interview with The Nation's Health.
Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

The president outlined his administration’s plans to prevent opioid overdoses, but according to public health leaders, his plans fall short.
Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

APHA member Celeste Monforton talks with us about worker health and safety as chronicled in the new edition of “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety."
APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on four measures to address the gun violence epidemic — which kills or injures more than 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. Each time, the Senate voted down commonsense legislation.
AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

A new editorial in the American Journal of Public Health calls for action to address brain trauma in veterans in the hopes of eliminating health disparities among this vulnerable population.
Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

U.S. workers won protections from respirable crystalline silica thanks to a new rule announced yesterday by the U.S Department of Labor.
Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health advocates can agree that shootings are a huge health issue, but gun violence also indicates community-wide health issues. Read what researchers have to say in this article from the January 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions Tuesday aimed at reducing the toll of firearm-related injury and death.
Bella Dinh-Zarr, Robert Zarr: ‘We’re a public health family’

Bella Dinh-Zarr, Robert Zarr: ‘We’re a public health family’

National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, and husband Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, both APHA members, shared their unique public health approaches in an interview with Public Health Newswire.