APHA News Releases

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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.

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Firearm injuries becoming more severe

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NOV 06 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years, among those hospitalized for their injuries.

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Marijuana and alcohol negatively impact lifetime achievement in young adults

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NOV 05 2017

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.

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APHA’s Annual Meeting brings climate change to forefront of public health agenda

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NOV 04 2017

Today, 12,000 public health professionals and over 500 exhibitors will gather in Atlanta to discuss and present the latest research and priorities in public health at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.

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APHA strongly opposes proposed cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund

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NOV 01 2017

In a letter to members of Congress this week, the American Public Health Association strongly opposed plans to defund the Prevention and Public Health Fund in order to pay for reauthorization of other essential health programs.

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APHA welcomes opioid emergency declaration, but plan falls far short of need

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OCT 26 2017

While we welcome today’s public health emergency declaration to address the nation’s opioid crisis, the president’s strategy as announced comes up short.

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Ending subsidies will sabotage insurance markets, jeopardize health care coverage for all Americans

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OCT 13 2017

APHA strongly opposes the administration’s decision to end key Affordable Care Act subsidies for low-income Americans.

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APHA mourns gun violence tragedy in Las Vegas

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OCT 02 2017

APHA expresses our sincere condolences to those affected by the national tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas.