Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open

Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open

It’s hard to return from a long holiday weekend to the daily grind, no matter how much you love your work. But it’s not so bad when you realize that registration for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo is now open!
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’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.
The Nation's Health: Is 'Containment' for public health audiences?

The Nation’s Health: Is ‘Containment’ for public health audiences?

Are we all just days away from being quarantined by a deadly outbreak of highly pathogenic flu? A new TV series thinks so and brings that to life, complete with electrified fences, burning bodies and people being shot in the streets.
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APHA roundtable: Less talk, more action to improve men’s health

APHA roundtable: Less talk, more action to improve men’s health

One half of APHA’s mission is to achieve equity in health status. Last week, its fourth annual Men’s Health Roundtable tackled one notable inequity — men’s health outcomes compared to women’s — and action steps to overcome it.

June 15 news: National Men’s Health Week, opioid use, hot drinks ‘probably carcinogenic’

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
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.

June 14 news: Clinton vs Trump on health, Supreme Court on air pollution regulation, blood donations for Orlando victims

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

June 13 news: New sleep guidelines, migraines and vitamin deficiency, reactions to Orlando shootings

Check out today's public health news on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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.
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June 10 news: Cigarette smoking for high schoolers at historic low, Zika map, assisted suicide

Check out today's public health news on Friday, June 10, 2016.
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.

June 9 news: Toxic Substances Control Act approved, end of Ebola in Liberia, PTSD Awareness Month

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

June 8 news: HIV and prison, Legionnaires’, sodium guidelines

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
The Nation’s Health: Targeting causes of health disparities

The Nation’s Health: Targeting causes of health disparities

Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle infant mortality, an issue that affected the community’s black newborns at more than twice the rate of white newborns.