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AJPH News Releases

AJPHThe American Journal of Public Health  is the monthly journal of APHA. Celebrating more than 100 years, the Journal is dedicated to publishing original work in research, research methods and program evaluation in the field of public health. Our prestigious journal also regularly publishes editorials and commentaries and serves as a forum for the analysis of health policy.

The mission of the Journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice and education. All published papers have undergone rigorous peer review with only one of five submitted papers accepted for publication. Each month, the most influential public health professionals around the world turn to AJPH for the most current, authoritative, in-depth information in the field.

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AJPH and RADx-UP share research aimed at ending health inequities

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MAY 22 2024

In an exciting collaboration, the American Journal of Public Health and the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics–Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative has released a new supplement, RADx-UP: Prioritizing Community-Engaged Research. This supplement offers valuable insights into the pivotal intersection of community engagement, health equity and pandemic response. Departing from conventional approaches to COVID-19 testing and vaccination, RADx-UP prioritizes community-engaged strategies with the goal of achieving health equity.

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New AJPH supplement transforms maternal health

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MAY 15 2024

In rural and underserved areas of the United States, there is a shortage of physicians trained in obstetrics to care for women. The quality of care for this population during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum is especially crucial. In recognition of the urgent need to address the complex interplay of factors that contribute to maternal health in underserved areas, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has partnered with the American Journal of Public Health to create the special supplement “Improving Maternal Health Outcomes”. Now available online!

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‘Vision Zero’ Cuts Traffic Injuries for Low-Income New York Residents

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MAY 08 2024

In 2014, New York City implemented sweeping traffic-safety reforms through the Vision Zero policy, and researchers have now found significantly reduced rates of traffic-related injury and deaths among Medicaid enrollees.

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Mental Health Disparities Growing Among Transgender Adults

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APR 10 2024

Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals encounter numerous social and institutional challenges that significantly affect their physical and mental wellbeing. Several studies have indicated a higher mental health burden among transgender adults than cisgender adults. A recent study in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health reports a stark increase in mental health issues among transgender adults from 2014 to 2021.

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Special AJPH Publication Explores the Urgency of Public Mental Health

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MAR 27 2024

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, have created this special issue dedicated to delivering insights that challenge traditional approaches to mental health while focusing on the pressing mental health crises exacerbated by recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, international wars and societal disparities. "The Social Context of Mental Health, Bereavement and Grief: A Call for Public Mental Health" sheds light on the critical intersection of mental health and societal well-being.

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Special AJPH supplement offers solutions to healthcare workers’ mental health challenges

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FEB 14 2024

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have created this special issue dedicated to tackling the urgent matter of mental health among healthcare workers. Health Worker Mental Health: From the Current Crisis to a Sustainable Future delves into the challenges confronting health workers and examines critical research findings that aim to cultivate tangible solutions.

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Special issue of American Journal of Public Health illuminates lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic

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JAN 11 2024

A series of editorials and papers exploring community-engaged research during the COVID-19 pandemic covers how to create effective community needs assessments and surveys to inform local COVID-19 mitigation strategies, how to develop and test locally and culturally relevant community engagement approaches, achieve sustained uptake of proven interventions and examine strategies for building and sustaining community trust.

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Special AJPH Supplement Explores Disparities in Equitable Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

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DEC 20 2023

Special AJPH Supplement Explores Disparities in Equitable Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

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Explore groundbreaking research on U.S. Life Expectancy with AJPH’s September issue

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AUG 09 2023

Explore groundbreaking research on U.S. Life Expectancy with AJPH’s September issue

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Special Issue of AJPH Fills Gaps in HIV Research

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JUN 20 2023

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Special issue of AJPH Illuminates Lead Risks Throughout U.S., Prevention Steps

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SEP 30 2022

The supplement reveals higher than normal lead exposure in school drinking water in states without water-lead testing programs.

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February 2022 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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JAN 27 2022

Research on stalled progress on reducing sodium intake, lack of opioid addiction treatment, and more

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January 2022 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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DEC 29 2021

Research on COVID-19, disparities in chlamydia screening and water contamination, and more

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December 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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DEC 10 2021

Research on home health workers' mental health, COVID-19 disparities, overdoses among the homeless, and more

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November 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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NOV 19 2021

Research on pandemic drop in adult and childhood vaccinations, diets and cancer burden, and more

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October 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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OCT 08 2021

Research on racial disparities in youth e-cigarette use, opoid overdose deaths among Black Americans, and more

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September 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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AUG 27 2021

Research on higher maternal death rate for Black women, mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and more

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August 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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JUL 01 2021

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on access to abortion care, excess deaths from cardiovascular disease and more

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July 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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MAY 20 2021

Research on drug overdose deaths, racial disparities in youth experiences with police, and more

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As vaccine demand slows down, new AJPH podcast episode discusses a rollout “tipping point” and the roadmap to getting the rest of America vaccinated

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MAY 06 2021

Looks at factors such as continued logistics of the vaccine and approaching people still hesitant

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One year after former president’s “Chinese virus” tweet, AJPH looks at anti-Asian racism and violence in new podcast episode

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APR 23 2021

Discusses findings of study on anti-Asian hashtags as hate crimes against AAPI community jump almost 150%

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June 2021 highlights from the American Journal of Public Health

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APR 15 2021

Research on COVID-19 impact on drug overdoses, youth e-cigarette use and more

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May 2021 highlights from AJPH

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MAR 18 2021

Research on testing access reducing COVID-19 risks at homeless shelters and more

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