The lessons of this hurricane season

The lessons of this hurricane season

A look at public health disaster preparedness and response in the US.
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....
Public health stands firm: APHA Annual Meeting & Expo will rally around climate change

Public health stands firm: APHA Annual Meeting & Expo will rally around climate change

Register today for this year’s APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia, with a theme of “Climate Changes Health.”
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Are we protecting our children?

Are we protecting our children?

The state of US environmental public health systems

Oct. 11 news: EPA repeals Clean Power Plan, Trump’s health care executive order, California wildfires

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Oct. 10 news: World Mental Health Day, Clean Power Plan repeal, California hepatitis A outbreak

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Oct. 6 news: Rolling back birth control mandate, testing donated blood for Zika, Hepatitis A in San Diego

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

Oct. 5 news: CHIP bill faces new obstacles; hurricane damage and drug shortages; Nevada’s mental health care system

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

With more than one-third of Americans living with obesity, health workers and advocates are working to find new ways to address the issue. Read more as reported in this story from The Nation's Health.

Oct. 4 news: Doctors call for weapons ban, House passes abortion ban, Puerto Rico relief grows, new Hepatitis C drug expands care

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Oct. 3 news: Medical groups call for gun control, snag in ACA sign-ups, flat-fee primary care in Texas

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Children at risk in a changing climate

Children at risk in a changing climate

A look at the populations most vulnerable to climate change

Oct. 2 news: Las Vegas shooting, CHIP expires, Single-payer health care

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Sept. 29 news: Patients trapped in Puerto Rico, Rejecting Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation, West Nile virus cases spike in LA

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Children's Health Insurance Program. Community Health Centers. National Health Service Corps. Tell Congress to reauthorize these programs