Environment
Little light in the storm: Climate change affects mental health

Little light in the storm: Climate change affects mental health

It’s well-established that climate change affects people’s physical health. But what about mental health?
Global One Health Day launched by three international health groups

Global One Health Day launched by three international health groups

Cheryl Stroud outlines the importance of the One Health movement and its upcoming observance: Global One Health Day.
Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

The Clean Power Plan protects against air pollution and climate change, argues APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin in The Huffington Post.
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.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Parks are great for health

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Parks are great for health

July is national Park and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association wants you to get outside and get active.
APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.
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 Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

The crisis in Flint, Michigan, was only part of a larger story. Here's what public health is doing to keep kids lead-free, courtesy of APHA's Storify.
White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

Today, President Barack Obama and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced goals to reduce methane emissions by “40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 from the oil and gas sector,” according to a White House statement.
Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

Plan4Health launches network for public health planning, sharing, learning

No one knows public health better than your community. Today, Plan4Health launched an online forum to make communities even smarter in their public health decision-making — and to help others do the same.