White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.
Obama touts public health in State of the Union

Obama touts public health in State of the Union

If you were listening to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last night, you heard a litany of refrains on health.
APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions Tuesday aimed at reducing the toll of firearm-related injury and death.
‘State of Public Health 2016’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of Public Health 2016’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

One week before the president's State of the Union address, we're proud to bring you the "State of Public Health 2016" in our Q&A with Dr. Frieden.
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Feb. 3 headlines: APHA pages on communicable disease and Zika, APHA member on gun violence, CDC on contraception

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.

Feb. 2 news: Cancer research funding, HPV vaccine, WHO on Zika virus

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
(The Nation’s Health): Q&A with US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

(The Nation’s Health): Q&A with US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke to The Nation's Health, APHA's newsaper, about the role of transportation in public health.

Feb. 1 news: APHA on childhood lead poisoning and diabetes, Plan4Health

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

More people are dying on U.S. roads, according to early results, but there has been less legislative activity in passing state auto and highway safety laws.

Jan. 29 news: Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, submit abstract at APHA, Flint, Zika

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Jan. 28 news: HPV vaccine, Congress on opioid epidemic, skin cancer risks

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Jan. 27 news: CDC Tips From Former Smokers ads, pregnant women should get depression screenings, Flint

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

Jan. 26 news: AJPH on Flint water crisis, Obama addresses solitary confinement for juveniles, Zika

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Jan. 22 news: Safer guns, child obesity, universal health care, health IT

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Jan. 21 news: Americans living longer, Zika virus in US, Flint water crisis

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.