Posts tagged "gun violence"
How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together

How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together

The gun violence epidemic in America got worse in 2016. As of October, more than 40 people every day have died in the U.S. by gunfire. That’s three more deaths every day than in 2015 and seven more than in 2014.

Oct. 18 news: Abandoned buildings and gun violence, household chemical hazards, heart disease risks

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

August 1 news: UNICEF for breastfeeding, gun violence as a pandemic, Zika in Miami

Check out today's public health news on Monday, August 1, 2016.
APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.

June 23 news: Gun control fight needs doctors, spray flu vaccine ineffective, alternative medicine spending

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, June 23, 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 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.

June 7 news: Cigarette ads, gun violence and mental illness, cancer database

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

APHA’s gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic

Yesterday, APHA joined Everytown for Gun Safety and numerous public health supporters nationwide to wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, an observance created to make it easier for people to show their support for common sense solutions that will prevent gun violence and save lives.

June 2 news: National Gun Violence Awareness Day, US birth and death rates, Zika repellent

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

New research in the American Journal of Public Health shows that states with higher firearm ownership have higher rates of firearm-related suicides.

April 7 news: Gun violence research, risk of lead exposure, Zika funding

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, April 7, 2016.