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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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President’s budget would hinder public health programs, says APHA

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MAR 11 2019

Proposed budget slashes public health funding, weakens U.S. ability to tackle public health challenges

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New APHA report finds gaps in children’s environmental health services

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MAR 06 2019

Study offers a snapshot of children's environmental health services

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APHA opposes Title X changes restricting access to basic reproductive and sexual health services

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FEB 25 2019

Changes to the rule will make it harder for low-income women to access cancer screenings, STI treatment and testing, contraception and more.

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AJPH publishes supplement on health promotion research

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FEB 21 2019

AJPH publishes a supplemental issue entitled “Accelerating the Evolution of Health Promotion Research.”

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AJPH February 2019 Highlights

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FEB 21 2019

AJPH publishes research on transfat regulations, ACA and uninsurance among women, emergency behavioral services in Chicago, Caribbean health and more.

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APHA mourns the loss of William Carter Jenkins, public health leader and health disparities advocate

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FEB 19 2019

William Carter Jenkins was an extraordinary public health leader and a lifelong advocate for addressing racism and eliminating health disparities.

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Aetna foundation, APHA and the National Association of Counties Unveil Winners of National Health Challenge

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FEB 12 2019

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge awards $1.5 million to local solutions addressing social determinants of health

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AJPH publishes supplement on minority health and health disparities research

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JAN 30 2019

This supplement is published in collaboration with NIMHD.

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AJPH January 2019 Highlights

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JAN 24 2019

AJPH publishes research on police-related deaths, homicide in Mexico, tobacco use in young adults, 1970's heroin intervention and more.

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APHA supports National Day of Racial Healing

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JAN 22 2019

APHA recognizes the important work being done to heal the deeply rooted racial divisions that still exist in our country.

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Government shutdown puts the public's health at risk: Potential for harm increases as impasse continues

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JAN 10 2019

APHA states that funding the federal government through continuing resolutions is an inadequate answer to our country’s pressing public health needs.

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APHA Press announces new Certified in Public Health Exam Review Guide

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JAN 09 2019

Review guide helps professionals prepare for national certification

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Government shutdown leaves essential health programs unfunded

Date:

DEC 22 2018

The administration and Congress’s inability to approve funds to keep the federal government open is unacceptable and poses a threat to public health.

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AJPH December 2018 Highlights

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DEC 20 2018

AJPH publishes research on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, healthy fast-food kids' menus, Harvey flooding inequities and more.

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APHA deeply troubled by court ruling to overturn Affordable Care Act

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DEC 15 2018

APHA's Georges Benjamin calls ruling "a grave threat to public health"

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APHA applauds passage of bipartisan Farm Bill

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DEC 12 2018

APHA applauds Congress for passing a bill that protects SNAP and strengthens public health.

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AJPH publishes supplement on building a medical home for HIV positive homeless populations

Date:

DEC 11 2018

The supplement, published in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration highlights research on the impact of housing on HIV care, stigma reduction, longitudinal determinants of housing stability, rural patient considerations and more.

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New USDA school meal nutrition standards are a step in the wrong direction

Date:

DEC 07 2018

APHA opposes new rule, and urges administration to return to previous standards that reflected sound science

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15 Health and Medical Groups Strongly Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Carbon Pollution Limits on New Power Plants

Date:

DEC 06 2018

APHA and 14 other groups say weakening carbon pollution limits is a "step in the wrong direction"

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AJPH November 2018 Highlights

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NOV 29 2018

AJPH publishes research on vacant lot cleanup reducing shootings, opioid and amphetamine births, e-cigarette trust, vaccine exemption and more.

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APHA applauds Senate introduction of Health Equity and Accountability Act

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NOV 29 2018

APHA applauds the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 in the Senate.

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National Climate Assessment grave reminder of action needed to protect public health from climate change

Date:

NOV 23 2018

APHA strongly supports the key concerns and need for action expressed in the report.

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Pharmaceutical fentanyl connected with risk of fentanyl overdose

Date:

NOV 14 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 reveals new information about the role pharmaceutical fentanyl may be playing in the opioid crisis, linking prescriptions for fentanyl to overdose deaths.

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Effects of #MeToo movement include health concerns, benefits

Date:

NOV 13 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 revealed that the effects of the #MeToo movement include both health benefits and concerns for men and women.