APHA News Releases

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APHA and NACCHO join NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program

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MAY 01 2018

Historic research effort aims to advance precision medicine

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Moving Life Course Theory into Action: Making Change Happen

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APR 26 2018

New book from APHA Press maximizes opportunities to improve maternal and child health

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Adaptation in Action: States take action on climate change to protect public health

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APR 25 2018

New report from APHA highlights efforts to meet the health challenges of climate change

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Farm Bill proposal’s SNAP changes would increase hunger, harm public health

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APR 18 2018

APHA opposes the proposed Farm Bill, which cuts SNAP benefits.

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APHA celebrates National Public Health Week 2018

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APR 02 2018

Communities nationwide to celebrate public health accomplishments, take action on public health priorities.

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APHA applauds new congressional spending deal, investments in public health

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MAR 23 2018

Congress has shown a commitment to improving the health of all communities.

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APHA statement on Robert Redfield, new director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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MAR 22 2018

APHA looks forward to working with Robert Redfield, MD, following his appointment as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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APHA opens public access to firearms research published in American Journal of Public Health

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MAR 06 2018

Free access to published, peer-reviewed firearms research will enhance public knowledge, encourage action and promote evidence-based conversations about firearm violence prevention policy.

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President’s budget would devastate vital public health programs, says APHA

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FEB 13 2018

Extreme funding cuts outlined in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request would devastate vital public health programs.

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APHA urges Congress to increase public health funding following spending deal

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FEB 09 2018

"We look forward to working with Congress as they finalize appropriations for FY 2018 to create new investments in public health.”

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Congressional stopgaps are irresponsible short-term fixes, House proposal includes dangerous cuts

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FEB 06 2018

Repeated threats to the Prevention and Public Health Fund are unacceptable.

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APHA honors the life and leadership of Victor Sidel, MD

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JAN 31 2018

APHA celebrates the life of our former colleague and friend, a giant in the public health field.

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APHA welcomes appointment of Alex Azar, new US Secretary of Health and Human Services

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JAN 24 2018

APHA looks forward to working with Alex Azar as he leads U.S. Department of Health and Human Services efforts to protect the health of all Americans.

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Short-term funding measure puts public health at risk

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JAN 22 2018

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 supports National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 16

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JAN 16 2018

APHA stands today with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and hundreds of organizations in recognizing the second annual National Day of Racial Healing.

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Leading public health groups: Using the Prevention Fund to help fund CHIP is a serious mistake

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DEC 22 2017

It is a serious mistake to cut $750 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to provide very short-term funding for CHIP and community health centers.

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APHA Press announces three new books available now

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DEC 20 2017

Public Health Preparedness, Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems, Urban Planning and Public Health all offer guidance on today’s public health challenges.

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New tax bill slashes essential funds, creates dangerous conditions for public health

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DEC 20 2017

Tax legislation approved by Congress will create a dangerous environment for public health.

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American Public Health Association, American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society take legal action against the EPA for failing to meet legal ozone designation requirements

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DEC 04 2017

APHA and others take legal action against the the EPA for its failure to meet a legal requirement to identify communities in the country where smog levels exceed the 2015 ozone national air quality standard.

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APHA says tax legislation holds disastrous consequences for public health

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DEC 02 2017

Tax legislation passed today by the Senate holds disastrous consequences for public health.

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Drug hospitalizations increase even as prescription opioid supply declines

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NOV 07 2017

Preliminary research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis.

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Higher air pollution in cities tied to higher mortality

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NOV 06 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.