APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

This summer APHA is once again empowering its members, Affiliates and other health advocates to make their voices heard on critical public health issues through its annual Public Health ACTion, or PHACT, Campaign.
Looking back, moving forward as APHA heads to New Orleans

Looking back, moving forward as APHA heads to New Orleans

Bittersweet. That’s one way to describe getting ready for APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, marking the Association's first return to the city since before Hurricane Katrina.
Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
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Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

In a briefing last week, Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed outcomes from the six-month open-enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused a stir this summer when it announced that more than 80 of its employees might have been exposed to anthrax.

July 17 news: CDC on Congress, stem cells, health and sexual orientation

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”

July 15 news: Health care change, best hospitals, drug assault

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

July 14 news: CDC on anthrax, quit smoking, dosage errors

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, July 14, 2014.
The Nation's Health: How some states are fighting painkiller overdoses

The Nation’s Health: How some states are fighting painkiller overdoses

This Storify roundup on fighting painkiller overdoses is brought to you by The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.

July 10 news: Tuberculosis, mental illness, breast cancer drug

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday July 10, 2014.
Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
American Journal of Public Health’s Mary Northridge to complete tenure as editor-in-chief

American Journal of Public Health’s Mary Northridge to complete tenure as editor-in-chief

APHA celebrates Mary E. Northridge, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health, who will complete her 16-year tenure with the journal next spring.

July 9 news: Women’s health, smallpox, how to quit smoking

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.