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APHA's public health news site celebrates one-year anniversary

Public Health Newswire covers public health news, policy and events

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2012 Public Health Newswire , the public health news blog of the American Public Health Association, marks its one-year anniversary this week. Online at , the site reports on a wide spectrum of public health news — from the latest research and policy debates to disease outbreaks and resources for public health professionals.

“Public health news is increasingly important to understanding our many complex health challenges,” said David Fouse, director of communications at APHA. “Public Health Newswire will continue to deliver important news for and about the public health community while stoking conversation about trending health topics.”

During the past year, Public Health Newswire has covered a range of significant public health news events, including reporting from the steps of the Supreme Court on its historic Affordable Care Act ruling; covering outbreaks of salmonella, listeria and pertussis; and featuring interviews with public health leaders.

Public Health Newswire posts daily health headlines, features the latest findings from the scientific community and covers public health events and advocacy efforts around the country.

Public Health Newswire is accessible at and can be contacted at

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