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The American Public Health Association condemns yesterday’s mass shooting in Kansas City. We see it as a sign that we have waited too long to pass the sensible and comprehensive policies this nation needs, and encourage our representatives to do so.
APHA is pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a critical final rule today that will update the annual national ambient air quality standard for particulate matter pollution.
The American Public Health Association is deeply saddened by the loss of visionary leader, compassionate advocate, renowned psychiatrist and former APHA President, Dr. June Jackson Christmas.
APHA’s Governing Council adopted seven new policy statements focused on the critical issues of vaccine equity, youth physical activity programs, incarcerated patient care, forcible displacement of people living unsheltered, fall prevention in older adults and public health requests within enduring international conflict. These policies will help shape APHA's position on legislation and regulations and be utilized to write briefs, fact sheets, reports and statements on these public health topics.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments considering deference to federal executive agencies in Loper and Relentless cases today. These cases put in question the “Chevron deference” that protects the legal stability of public health programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Overturning this long-standing precedent threatens nation’s health care system by undermining authority of federal agencies.
APHA is a staunch supporter of peaceful methods to resolve our differences. The Israel-Hamas war has brought into sharp focus the devastating impact of war. APHA is calling on all parties directly and indirectly involved to find a quick and just end to the violence, ensure the safe release of all hostages, protect all health and aid workers, safeguard health facilities and ensure prompt and sufficient humanitarian aid.
APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity has awarded $75,000 grants to six state Affiliates to support at-risk communities and the transition towards Smart Surfaces as part of the Smart Surfaces Coalition.
APHA recognizes that five of the newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) (Debra M. Furr-Holden, PhD; Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD; Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH; Joseph B. Richardson Jr., PhD, MA; and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD) are current APHA members
A dozen public health leaders urge policymakers to rethink building policies to place human health at the forefront
APHA Press announces the release of Black Women’s Reproductive Health and Sexuality: A Holistic Public Health Approach, and Health Inequities, and African Americans: A Comprehensive Examination.
Amicus brief filed by leading public health, consumer and provider groups, including APHA, states that overturning long-standing "Chervon deference" precedent would disrupt the nation's health care system by risking important work on federal agencies.
The coalition submitted a friend of the court brief supporting the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Medicare drug pricing negotiation program and explaining that it will help improve patient outcomes and public health.
APHA announces 2023 awards for excellence in public health
APHA Press and the de Beaumont Foundation announce the release of Strategic Skills for Public Health Practice: Policy Engagement.
APHA Applauds Bipartisan Senate FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill for Funding Most Public Health Agencies and Programs
House FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill would threaten public health and safety
Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD
This program honors clinicians in executive roles who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be paving the way to better health.
Joint Statement on Behalf of Health Policy Deans, Scholars, and the American Public Health Association
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