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APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act offers health care coverage to millions who could not access it before. The proposed Senate reforms that threatened the expansion were recently voted down. But the fight isn't over. The threats are back.
Get Ready Day: A timely opportunity to spread the word about preparedness

Get Ready Day: A timely opportunity to spread the word about preparedness

Get Ready Day is Sept. 19! How are you using it to promote preparedness?
APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

This is not a drill. The Senate aims to take another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the clock is ticking.
Celebrate Get Ready Day Sept. 19 and spread the word about the importance of preparedness

Celebrate Get Ready Day Sept. 19 and spread the word about the importance of preparedness

Tomorrow is Get Ready Day! Are you prepared?

Sept. 15 news: CBO on ACA, CHIP demands bipartisan passage, minimum wage hike could lower teen pregnancy

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

APHA member Celeste Monforton talks with us about worker health and safety as chronicled in the new edition of “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety."

Public health watching Senate and House HHS appropriations bills

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the contents of its bill to fund the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in fiscal year 2018.
Healthy People 2030 advisory committee discusses recommendations, progress

Healthy People 2030 advisory committee discusses recommendations, progress

Experts gathered at a public meeting Sept. 6 to discuss progress on setting objectives for Healthy People 2030.
Jerome Adams sworn in as surgeon general

Jerome Adams sworn in as surgeon general

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, began his tenure as U.S. surgeon general today after being sworn in during a White House ceremony.

Public health making progress in eliminating infectious diseases

Global efforts to eradicate and eliminate infectious diseases have made significant strides, but they also face considerable challenges. Read more in this story from the September 2017 issue of The Nation's Health.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.

August 29 news: Hurricane Harvey’s threat to public health, deadly San Diego hepatitis A outbreak, West Nile in Mississippi

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.