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Earnings influential as lifelong social determinant of health

Earnings influential as lifelong social determinant of health

Of all social determinants of health, research shows there is one that is perhaps the most influential: income. Read more from this story in the October 2016 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

In the past 24 hours, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that included $1.1 billion in funding to combat the ongoing Zika epidemic through fiscal year 2017.
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.
APHA takes 'One Chance' to get ready for health emergencies

APHA takes ‘One Chance’ to get ready for health emergencies

Preparing for emergency situations can be a daunting task. But APHA’s Get Ready campaign has created a music video to make it easier for you.
Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

50 communities receive $10,000 seed award to improve health

Public health investments are paying off for 50 U.S. communities today, literally.
APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
17,000 reasons for Congress to approve Zika funding ASAP

17,000 reasons for Congress to approve Zika funding ASAP

Congress is back in Washington today, and it returns to an urgent need to act on the Zika virus infection. More urgent than ever, in fact.
The Nation's Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

The Nation’s Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

A foster child’s home may change often, but pediatrician Annalisa Behnken wants to make sure that wherever a child is living, her or his medical home stays consistent.
The Nation's Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

The Nation’s Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

A new policy could have dramatic and lasting effects on public health, as a major government program takes a turn toward addressing social determinants.
National Preparedness Month: Show us your prepping colors!

National Preparedness Month: Show us your prepping colors!

APHA’s Get Ready campaign challenges you to celebrate National Preparedmonth Month with us by joining our coloring book contest.
‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, of The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health spoke to Public Health Newswire about the health implications of physical inactivity in America. Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto