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.
US Surgeon General Murthy in NPHW town hall: Public health becoming ‘more prominent’

US Surgeon General Murthy in NPHW town hall: Public health becoming ‘more prominent’

Public health now has an opportunity “unlike any time in recent history,” according our nation’s top doctor.
APHA Storify: Tweet all about it — NPHW 2016 Twitter chat recap

APHA Storify: Tweet all about it — NPHW 2016 Twitter chat recap

On April 6, APHA hosted its annual National Public Health Week Twitter chat. Engaging with more than 1,000 people and organizations, the chat serves as a conversation about the best and most exciting aspects of public health, on scales large and small.
President Obama celebrates National Public Health Week with proclamation

President Obama celebrates National Public Health Week with proclamation

In recognition of National Public Health Week, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day.
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Help public health students attend the APHA Annual Meeting

Help public health students attend the APHA Annual Meeting

If you’re looking for ways to support the next generation of public health leaders, the APHA Leadership Challenge is a perfect fit.

April 21 news: Zika funding, officials charged in Flint water crisis, life expectancy

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to appoint APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
Physical Activity Section's Bornstein on National Physical Activity Plan

Physical Activity Section’s Bornstein on National Physical Activity Plan

Public Health Newswire talked to Physical Activity Section Chair Dan Bornstein, PhD, about today's updates to the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan.

April 20 news: AJPH on racial bias and bystander effect, APHA’s Benjamin named to White House post, physical activity plan

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.

April 19 news: Doctors on climate change, Medicaid expansion, skin cancer prevention

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

The crisis in Flint, Michigan, was only part of a larger story. Here's what public health is doing to keep kids lead-free, courtesy of APHA's Storify.
AJPH study: Raising the minimum wage could lower premature deaths

AJPH study: Raising the minimum wage could lower premature deaths

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health found that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York City could have averted up to 5,500 premature deaths between 2008 and 2012.
APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA Environment Section members Megan Latshaw and Dick Jackson share their thoughts with Public Health Newswire. on how public health should respond to Flint

April 18 news: EPA’s McCarthy on public health, Zika efforts in St. Louis, immunization tools

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.