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Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.

Aging US systems pose risks to health

The water crisis in Flint shows how infrastructure and public health are linked. Read this story reported in the April 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

This week the House Budget Committee passed a budget resolution that follows a dangerously familiar path, according to APHA and public health advocates.
CDC’s Frieden at APHA to discuss president’s budget

CDC’s Frieden at APHA to discuss president’s budget

APHA hosted CDC at its headquarters to discuss the president's budget with the CDC Coalition, a public health advocacy group of more than 100 organizations.
HRSA leaders discuss budget outlook

HRSA leaders discuss budget outlook

Administrators from the Health Resources and Services Administration met at APHA to discuss what impact the president's fiscal year 2017 budget request would have on HRSA's programs and services.
APHA on president's FY 2017 budget: 'Mixed bag'

APHA on president’s FY 2017 budget: ‘Mixed bag’

President Barack Obama announced his fiscal year 2017 budget yesterday, which APHA called a mixed bag of improved public health safeguards and harmful funding cuts.
White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
Obama touts public health in State of the Union

Obama touts public health in State of the Union

If you were listening to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last night, you heard a litany of refrains on health.
APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

Last Friday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Trust for America’s Health Deputy Director Rich Hamburg joined USA Today and Cigna in a forum to explore solutions to building healthier communities.
Plan4Health announces 17 new coalitions, $2.25 million investment

Plan4Health announces 17 new coalitions, $2.25 million investment

Public health planning is spreading coast to coast.
House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Fifty years after a landmark public health victory handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans are not getting the reproductive health care they need, according to panelists at a Washington, D.C. briefing in June.