House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

APHA strongly opposes legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday outlining a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

Former Vice President Al Gore, APHA and others announced they would host a meeting on climate change and health Feb. 16 in Atlanta.
‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

As he prepares to leave office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden shared with us his hopes for the future of public health and the challenges that still lie ahead.
Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

We've set a goal this year of taking 1 billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week — and we want you to join us! Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
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Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

APHA's Get Ready campaign shows you how you can use the clock change as a reminder to check your preparedness stockpile.

March 10 news: Planned Parenthood funding, water more popular than soda, Zika link to heart problems

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 10, 2017.
APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge: Team spotlight

Two 1 Billion Steps Challenge teams — Dent County Health Department in Missouri and Platt College School of Nursing in Aurora, Colorado — share their progress and reveal how their teams are leveraging the National Public Health Week challenge to promote health in their communities.

Mar. 9 news: GOP health bill denounced, Trump and Dems seek compromise on drug prices, Gutting of EPA justice office

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017.

Mar. 8 news: GOP health bill detailed, Entry ban affects Trump supporters’ health, New arthritis prevalence stats released

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017.

March 7 news: Lyme disease in Northeast US, ACA replacement plan unveiled, Syrian children experience toxic stress

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

March 6 news: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children annually, Bird flu surge sounds alarms, ACA replacement bill expected this week

Check out today's public health news for Monday, March 6, 2017.
The Nation's Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

The Nation’s Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

Hawaii has topped all other states in having the healthiest residents for the fifth year in a row, according to rankings from the United Health Foundation.

March 3 news: Hearing loss, Zika link to birth defects, skin cancer risk

Check out today's public health news for Friday, March 3, 2017.
Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

APHA’s Surili Patel discusses the role of energy in climate change and outlines action steps to reduce its impact.

March 2 news: Diet and breast cancer link, birth control failure rates drop, opioid crisis in Maryland

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, March 2, 2017.

March 1 news: Trump reveals few ACA details, Colon and rectal cancers up among young, President overturns gun safety measure

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.