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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 202-777-2509 or email us.

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Five APHA members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Date:

OCT 13 2023

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

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Public health leaders call on policymakers to prioritize buildings as instruments of public health

Date:

SEP 26 2023

A dozen public health leaders urge policymakers to rethink building policies to place human health at the forefront

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APHA releases two groundbreaking books tackling health equity and reproductive health

Date:

SEP 26 2023

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.

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National Health Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Executive Agencies’ Authority in Case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo

Date:

SEP 22 2023

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.

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Coalition of nation’s leading organizations of medical and public health professionals defends Medicare drug price negotiation program in brief to court

Date:

SEP 18 2023

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.

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APHA announces 2023 awards for excellence in public health

Date:

AUG 31 2023

APHA announces 2023 awards for excellence in public health

AJPH news release

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

Date:

AUG 09 2023

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

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New book Policy Engagement empowers public health professionals to create change

Date:

AUG 08 2023

APHA Press and the de Beaumont Foundation announce the release of Strategic Skills for Public Health Practice: Policy Engagement.

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Bipartisan Senate FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill Funds Most Public Health Agencies and Programs

Date:

JUL 28 2023

APHA Applauds Bipartisan Senate FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill for Funding Most Public Health Agencies and Programs

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House FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill would Threaten Public Health and Safety

Date:

JUL 14 2023

House FY 2024 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill would threaten public health and safety

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Devastating Ruling from Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action

Date:

JUN 29 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

AJPH news release

Special Issue of AJPH Fills Gaps in HIV Research

Date:

JUN 20 2023

AJPH Supplement

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Georges C. Benjamin named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives class of 2023

Date:

JUN 20 2023

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.

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APHA Celebrates Freedom and Progress on Juneteenth

Date:

JUN 19 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Supreme Court Upholds Legal Rights of 90 Million Medicaid Beneficiaries

Date:

JUN 09 2023

Joint Statement on Behalf of Health Policy Deans, Scholars, and the American Public Health Association

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APHA Applauds EPA Proposal to Reduce Carbon Emissions from the Power Sector

Date:

MAY 11 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Texas Ruling for Preliminary Injunction of Mifepristone Reversed by Supreme Court

Date:

APR 21 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Texas Ruling for Preliminary Injunction of Mifepristone Puts Women Across the Nation at Risk

Date:

APR 08 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Texas Ruling Jeopardizes Access to Vital Preventive Health Services of All Americans

Date:

MAR 30 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Biden’s proposed 2024 budget bolsters public health

Date:

MAR 14 2023

Funding increases would help to combat public health emergencies and infectious and chronic disease threats.

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EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions

Date:

FEB 17 2023

Comments from the American Lung Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility

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APHA, We Can Do This campaign partner to raise awareness about risk for severe COVID and available treatments

Date:

FEB 07 2023

Communications materials aim to help keep more people out of the hospital or from dying from COVID.

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Gun violence: the state of the nation

Date:

JAN 31 2023

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA welcomes final FY 2023 bill boosting public health agency funding

Date:

DEC 22 2022

The legislation would increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $760 million in fiscal year 2023 for a total of $9.2 billion.