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Free app for The Nation’s Health newspaper now available

October 3, 2011, Washington, D.C. - The Nation’s Health , APHA’s award-winning public health newspaper, is now available as an app . The app, which debuted with the September 2011 issue, allows full access to newspaper content, wherever readers may be. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

The app, which can be downloaded now, is free for APHA members and subscribers of The Nation’s Health. For a limited time, however, the app can be downloaded and accessed by anyone — no password or login needed.

The new app adds to the growing range of formats available for The Nation’s Health, which has been published since 1970. The newspaper has a print edition that is mailed to APHA members and subscribers, a website with online-only news, an email newsletter and a Twitter account, @nationshealth. Web users can also follow feeds from The Nation’s Health or sign up to receive email alerts when new content is posted.

“As the way people access news continues to change, The Nation’s Health is keeping pace with demand from our readers,” said Michele Late, executive editor of The Nation’s Health. “Public health professionals need to have access to information wherever they are. We’ll continue to respond to what they need as technology changes and develops.”

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