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APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA strongly opposes the President's fiscal year 2018 budget request, which outlines a plan that shifts significant funds to defense programs and away from health agencies and services.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, talks kidney disease risks and prevention.
APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

APHA's Get Ready campaign shows you how you can use the clock change as a reminder to check your preparedness stockpile.
APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

Two 1 Billion Steps Challenge teams — Dent County Health Department in Missouri and Platt College School of Nursing in Aurora, Colorado — share their progress and reveal how their teams are leveraging the National Public Health Week challenge to promote health in their communities.
Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

APHA’s Surili Patel discusses the role of energy in climate change and outlines action steps to reduce its impact.

APHA reaffirms commitment to health and human rights for all

The Trump administration's recent executive order on immigration and the withdrawl of protections for transgender students seek to limit human rights and create barriers to health equity.
Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

The science is clear. Climate change is happening and it’s affecting our health. That was the convincing message delivered by a panel of experts presenting at last week’s Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, hosted by APHA and others.
Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Panelists at the Climate & Health Meeting discussed ways we can find solutions to climate change from low- and middle-income countries.
“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

An afternoon session at the Climate & Health Meeting on “Protecting public health from climate-related threats: From science to practice in the United States” highlighted a wide variety of public health efforts in diverse settings.
Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Turning the tide against climate effects can be daunting. But during a series of special keynote addresses at the Climate & Health Meeting, leaders spoke about what’s being done to fight back against climate change.
Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.