Topics & Issues

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    Global Health

    Discover how we work to improve health worldwide.

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    ACA Basics

    Get the facts on the Affordable Care Act and find out why health reform is critically needed in the U.S.

  • Small Children
    School Health

    Learn how health and social factors influence education.

  • I support smokefree air heart-shaped sticker

    APHA champions efforts to help Americans live tobacco-free lives

Health Equity

Check out our latest resources on making sure everyone has the same opportunities for good health.

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Did you know?

Climate change has enormous health impacts. Read our latest report on how public health is responding. 

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APHA works to improve access to care, bring about health equity and support public health infrastructure. Public health is a broad field. We focus on the most important problems and solutions of our time. Check back often to see what topics and issues we’re working on.

Chronic Disease

Climate Change

Communicable Disease

Community Water Fluoridation 

Environmental Health

Generation Public Health

Global Health

Gun Violence

Health Equity

Health in All Policies

Health Reform

Healthy Community Design

High School Graduation

Injury & Violence Prevention

Prescription Drug Overdose

Reproductive & Sexual Health

School-Based Health Care