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CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat: the Zika virus. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
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.
House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
APHA: 'Great disappointment' at lack of congressional funding for Zika

APHA: ‘Great disappointment’ at lack of congressional funding for Zika

Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
Calling all animal lovers! Show APHA's Get Ready your baby animal photos

Calling all animal lovers! Show APHA’s Get Ready your baby animal photos

Learn how to enter your baby animal photos in this year's Get Ready emergency preparedness photo contest.
New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.
APHA to Congress: Fund Zika prevention this week

APHA to Congress: Fund Zika prevention this week

APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion restrictions

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion restrictions

The U. S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law Monday that imposed unnecessary restrictions on facilities and clinicians at reproductive health clinics and blocked access to abortion for women across the state.
APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on four measures to address the gun violence epidemic — which kills or injures more than 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. Each time, the Senate voted down commonsense legislation.
AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

A new editorial in the American Journal of Public Health calls for action to address brain trauma in veterans in the hopes of eliminating health disparities among this vulnerable population.