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Review APHA news releases and statements on key public health topics, from health reform to violence prevention to public health funding and more. For more information, please call APHA Communications at 202-777-3913 or email us.

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AJPH May 2016 highlights

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MAY 19 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about state-level firearm ownership and suicide rates; the impact of state laws on young people’s views on marijuana; and academic dysfunction in students with concussions.

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New Zika virus chapter updates CCDM

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MAY 11 2016

A new chapter on the Zika virus updates the latest edition of the “Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,” the leading sourcebook on identifying and controlling infectious disease.

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FDA tobacco protections are an important first step

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MAY 05 2016

APHA applauds the Food and Drug Administration's new deeming rule of tobacco products but calls for greater safeguards for children.

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Urgent need for emergency Zika funding

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APR 14 2016

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus.

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AJPH April 2016 Highlights

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APR 14 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about reducing premature deaths by raising the minimum wage; medical debt among older African American and white adults; and quality of competitive foods in Massachusetts schools.

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Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

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APR 04 2016

Aetna, APHA and NACo luanch the $1.5 million Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge on April 4, 2016.

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Declaration on Climate Change and Health

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APR 04 2016

APHA joins national health and medical organizations to release a joint Declaration on Climate Change and Health, urging immediate action to address the health impacts of climate change.

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APHA celebrates OSHA silica rule

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MAR 24 2016

APHA applauds rule to reduce workers' exposure to silica

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AJPH March 2016 highlights

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MAR 17 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about burdens to Texas women seeking abortions; water conservation strategies in California; and disability-free life expectancy differences in men and women.

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APHA celebrates life of Quentin Young

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MAR 08 2016

Following is a statement on the passing of Quentin Young, MD, former president of the American Public Health Association, issued by Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA.

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AJPH February 2016 highlights

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FEB 18 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about using community-based approaches to treating Ebola in Sierra Leone; the alcohol industry’s actions to reduce drunk driving; and tobacco-free pharmacy laws’ effect on tobacco retailer density.

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APHA says Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan 'puts public health at risk'

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FEB 10 2016

APHA voiced deep disappointment today over the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan pending the outcome of ongoing litigation.

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APHA says president's 2017 budget is mixed

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FEB 09 2016

APHA voiced some opposition to public health funding cuts in President Obama's fiscal year 2017 funding request

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APHA supports Zika funding

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FEB 08 2016

APHA strongly supports new surge in funding to protect against Zika virus.

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AJPH January 2016 highlights

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JAN 21 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about using Google Street View to study pedestrian injury risk; how distance to a supermarket affects kids’ fruit and vegetable intake and BMI; and government funding of U.S. health care costs.

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APHA supports Senate bill to reauthorize child nutrition programs

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JAN 19 2016

APHA supports the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee’s bipartisan measure to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches

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APHA supports executive actions to prevent gun violence

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JAN 05 2016

APHA strongly supports new executive actions to prevent gun violence

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AJPH December 2015 highlights

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DEC 21 2015

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the effect of group prenatal care on the health of moms and babies; how adverse childhood experiences are related to poor adult health among LGB individuals; and reducing prescription opioid overdose deaths by targeting Florida “pill mills.”

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APHA applauds global climate change agreement

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DEC 14 2015

The Paris Agreement addresses climate change worldwide by establishing a long-term framework to reduce carbon emissions.

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AJPH November 2015 highlights

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NOV 12 2015

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the risk of maltreatment for children of U.S. Army soldiers; Medicaid coverage and its link to outpatient physician care and chronic disease; and health profiles of refugee children in the U.S.

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Adolescent drug and alcohol use

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NOV 04 2015

dolescents who use alcohol and other drugs – both with and without a parent’s knowledge – experience negative consequences