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For Immediate Release
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Award-Winning Public Health Newspaper Launches New Web Site

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2010— Staying up on the latest public health news and information has become even easier with the recent launch of The Nation’s Health’s redesigned, full-service Web site.


Online at, The Nation’s Health Web site is the e-home of the nation’s leading public health newspaper. With full-text articles, social media tools, feeds, e-alerts, commenting and other features, the new Web site delivers news that public health professionals, legislators and decision-makers need to know with just the click of a mouse.


“We are excited to be offering so many new features to our readers and expanding our reach to even more libraries, researchers and health workers,” said Michele Late, executive editor of The Nation’s Health.


Published by the American Public Health Association since 1970, The Nation’s Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning newspaper with more than 28,000 readers. The publication includes public health news from around the nation and across the globe, with in-depth news articles, research findings and information that can’t be found elsewhere. The Nation’s Health also publishes Healthy You, a free health tipsheet that can be copied, reprinted and shared with the public, students and communities.


The Nation’s Health website is now open to all members of APHA, and starting soon, online content will be accessible to institutional and individual subscribers as well. While most of the site’s content is password-protected, all Web users have access to selected free content, which includes cover stories and exclusive online-only news. To locate free content, look for the specially marked articles in an issue’s table of contents.


The Nation’s Health Web site will contain full-text HTML articles, full-issue PDFs and photos dating back to November 2008. Web users may instantly purchase access to articles or issues directly from the site. The Nation’s Health is published 10 times a year, with two combined issues.


One-year print subscriptions to The Nation’s Health are $70. Combined print and online subscriptions are $100 for individuals and $150 for institutions. To subscribe, visit Members of the news media can request complimentary access by emailing David Fouse. Advertising information can be found at


To subscribe to The Nation’s Health or browse the latest issue, visit To send feedback or ask a question, select the “Contact Us” link, or email us 

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Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at