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How public health has supported Louisiana flood victims

How public health has supported Louisiana flood victims

Jamie Roques, an APHA and Louisiana Public Health Association member, spoke to Public Health Newswire about the state's historic floods and public health's role both in future preparedness and current recovery efforts. Photo courtesy FEMA/JT Blatty
CDC's Beard: How we can protect ourselves and each other from Zika

CDC’s Beard: How we can protect ourselves and each other from Zika

APHA's Get Ready campaign spoke to CDC's Ben Beard, MS, PhD, to discuss what Americans — including pregnant women, travelers, outdoor workers and people living in areas where Zika might be spreading — can do to protect themselves and others from infection.
‘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
Get Ready Q&A: Donate to your local food bank year-round

Get Ready Q&A: Donate to your local food bank year-round

APHA’s Get Ready campaign spoke recently with Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, about the many public health benefits of food donations.
Q&A with Briana J. Jegier: How breastfeeding improves public health

Q&A with Briana J. Jegier: How breastfeeding improves public health

Briana J. Jegier, PhD, of APHA’s Breastfeeding Forum, spoke to Public Health Newswire on why breastfeeding is such a critical public health issue and what all Americans can do to promote it.
APHA President Camara Jones: We need a nationwide conversation on racism

APHA President Camara Jones: We need a nationwide conversation on racism

APHA President Camara Jones underscores the need for a robust national conversation on racism as a first step to creating a healthier nation.
NHeLP's McKee: The fight for contraceptive coverage continues

NHeLP’s McKee: The fight for contraceptive coverage continues

Public Health Newswire spoke to National Health Law Program Staff Attorney Catherine McKee to understand the public health implications of Zubik v. Burwell and Medicaid access and coverage laws.
Aetna Foundation, APHA to Health Affairs: "Making the US the healthiest nation"

Aetna Foundation, APHA to Health Affairs: “Making the US the healthiest nation”

Read this blog from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, in its entirety in Health Affairs.
The future of public health with APHA President-elect Tom Quade

The future of public health with APHA President-elect Tom Quade

Few people have the chops in local, national and global public health quite like APHA President-elect Tom Quade. Our profession has taken him from Kosovo and Italy — with the World Health Organization — to Ohio’s Akron, Summit County and Marion County Health Departments.
Public health should lead in assuring health security

Public health should lead in assuring health security

Following the launch of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paul Kuehnert discusses the importance of the public health community in meeting health challenges and why it must take the lead in preparing our communities for emergencies.
Smallwood: 'I'd love to help' develop APHA policy statement on drowning prevention

Smallwood: ‘I’d love to help’ develop APHA policy statement on drowning prevention

APHA intern Ashley Smallwood spoke to Public Health Newswire about injury and violence prevention across the lifespan.
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.