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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.
First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady Michelle Obama has pushed forward two major initiatives to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
The Nation's Health quiz: 6 questions to prove your public health newsiness

The Nation’s Health quiz: 6 questions to prove your public health newsiness

Take The Nation's Health quiz. Prove you know public health news inside and out.
APHA expresses sincere condolences after Orlando shootings, urges commonsense solutions

APHA expresses sincere condolences after Orlando shootings, urges commonsense solutions

APHA expressed its sympathies for those affected by the shootings and its dismay over the tragic epidemic of gun violence affecting our nation.
APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA called the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday a necessary step forward in the process, but bemoaned more cuts to federal public health agencies.
APHA’s Zubik v. Burwell fact sheet shows impacts of contraceptive coverage case

APHA’s Zubik v. Burwell fact sheet shows impacts of contraceptive coverage case

Find out what last month's U.S. Supreme Court action means for public health in a new fact sheet.
APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

Yesterday, APHA joined Everytown for Gun Safety and numerous public health supporters nationwide to wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, an observance created to make it easier for people to show their support for common sense solutions that will prevent gun violence and save lives.
Today is World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day

APHA champions efforts to help Americans live free of tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Today, we join World No Tobacco Day host World Health Organization in supporting this year’s theme, “Get ready for plain packaging.”
David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
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’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.