APHA News Releases

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APHA calls on Congress to ban asbestos

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MAY 08 2019

APHA testifies before Congress in support of a bill to protect the public from exposure to asbestos

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House Labor-HHS-Education FY 2020 funding bill invests in public health; shows promise for building healthier nation, says APHA

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APR 30 2019

APHA strongly supports funding increases for key public health agencies and programs outlined in the House Labor-HHS-Education fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill.

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APHA applauds Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

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APR 16 2019

APHA applauds Reps. Pallone and Rep. Donna for introducing Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

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APHA kicks off National Public Health Week 2019

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APR 01 2019

APHA and hundreds of partners across the country kicked off National Public Health Week, April 1-7, to celebrate and advocate for public health.

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New release from APHA Press examines oral health of 49 million Americans as a social justice issue

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MAR 26 2019

Oral health book presents a picture of need and a program of intervention

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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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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 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

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

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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

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DEC 06 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Disabled adults face higher risk of opioid misuse

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NOV 13 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 revealed that adults with disabilities are at a relatively high risk of opioid misuse.