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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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White House effort to circumvent CDC’s school-opening guidance undermines health and safety

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JUL 09 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Advocate Plan To Reopen Schools: School Buildings and Occupants Can Speed or Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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JUL 09 2020

APHA among coalition members releasing national call to action

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As US reaches 3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, public health is needed more than ever

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JUL 08 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Take care this July Fourth: Avoid crowds, wear masks, keep your distance

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JUL 02 2020

The best place to celebrate this year is at home

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APHA launches new resource hub at COVIDGuidance.org for public, policymakers

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JUN 29 2020

COVIDGuidance.org shares up-to-date, science-based information and tools

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APHA opposes administration legal action on ACA

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JUN 26 2020

Filing with U.S. Supreme Court aims to strike down ACA, threatens health and well-being of millions

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APHA would welcome D.C. as the 51st state, "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth"

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JUN 26 2020

House vote is "outstanding and history-making"

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Make this Father’s Day one he’ll remember — for the right reasons

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JUN 19 2020

“Give your Dad lots of love, laughter and a good time this Father’s Day, but don’t give him coronavirus.”

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Four Health and Medical Groups File Legal Action Defending Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

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JUN 19 2020

From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association,APHA, and Physicians for Social Responsibility

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APHA commemorates Juneteenth as day of freedom

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JUN 18 2020

The American Public Health Association joins with millions of Americans in commemorating Juneteenth on Friday, June 19.

AJPH news release

August 2020 Highlights

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JUN 18 2020

Research on the Medicaid expansion, employers and the opioid crisis, working from home during a pandemic, and more

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Public health professionals are heroes who deserve our support and gratitude, not intimidation and threats

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JUN 17 2020

We call upon elected officials at every level to support their public health officials; to condemn intimidation and threats of violence; and to provide resources to help mitigate the financial and psychological harms to individual citizens from policies needed to save lives.

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Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ rights is public health victory

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JUN 15 2020

“We welcome this progress in the fight for equality and health equity.”

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APHA Honors National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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JUN 05 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA calls out police violence as a public health crisis

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JUN 04 2020

The American Public Health Association denounces the use of violent methods by law enforcement against peaceful protesters.

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As colleges eye fall semester, reopening safely hinges on risk reduction and preparation

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JUN 03 2020

Schools should embrace their local communities’ regulations to safely protect against COVID-19 and have plans in place to prevent a campus-wide outbreak

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Hurricane season is here: APHA shares advice for staying safe from storms during the pandemic

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MAY 30 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic is keeping people home and apart, it shouldn’t stop them from preparing for this year’s potentially devastating hurricane season.

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Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now

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MAY 29 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release First-Ever Healthy Voting Guides

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MAY 28 2020

Launch of healthyvoting.org comes ahead of the June 2 and June 9 primaries

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TIME’S UP Foundation and American Public Health Association Co-Host “Health STEMencement” Honoring 2020 Graduates

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MAY 28 2020

Virtual graduation event aims to amplify the voices of women leaders, especially women of color

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As US reaches 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, public health community strengthens resolve to slow disease spread

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MAY 27 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD