Child Health
Congress ‘ashamed’ of e-cigarette advertising toward youth

Congress ‘ashamed’ of e-cigarette advertising toward youth

The impact of e-cigarettes, debated yesterday in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, boils down to one highly controversial question: Will their usage positively or negatively impact the nation’s overall health?
First lady, advocates oppose efforts to weaken nutrition standards

First lady, advocates oppose efforts to weaken nutrition standards

n a letter sent to Congress on May 20, child health advocates including APHA and several APHA Affiliates strongly urged opposition to “efforts to intervene in science-based rules regarding the federal child nutrition programs.”
APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA’s Get Ready campaign and March of Dimes California Chapter teamed up to help teach pregnant women and families with infants how to prepare for emergencies.
APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

Are you a parent of an infant or expecting a child? If so, it’s important you take time to prepare yourself and your infant to be safe during emergencies.

Health reform law targets dental care for kids, but gaps remain

Even though millions of Americans are joining the ranks of the insured and gaining access to affordable health care, access to oral health care is still expected to lag, according to a new report in the April 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.
Ad: Smoking in movies causes kids to smoke

Ad: Smoking in movies causes kids to smoke

A new ad out this week tells Hollywood executives that their box office products can be lethal.
First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

Through her Let's Move! Active Schools program, first lady Michelle Obama's recent visit to a Washington, D.C. school urged educators to continue teaching healthy habits and encouraged students to keep exercising.
CDC report shows school health trends looking up

CDC report shows school health trends looking up

As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
APHA announces ad in support of EPA nominee

APHA announces ad in support of EPA nominee

A new ad from APHA touts the public health credentials and decades-long record fighting for clean air and kids' health of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.
Today is National Bike to School Day

Today is National Bike to School Day

Thousands of helmet-clad schoolchildren from across the U.S. hopped on their bicycles this morning for National Bike to School Day. Today marks the second annual observance that celebrates safe, healthy routes to school.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Do you want to be in better shape? The president has dedicated the next 30 days to getting you there.
What’s for breakfast? Campaign addresses child hunger, school performance

What’s for breakfast? Campaign addresses child hunger, school performance

Too many children are showing up to school hungry. Three out of five U.S. teachers see their students eat too little before school.