APHA News Releases

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APHA supports Federal Communications Commission in broadband health initiative

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AUG 03 2016

The Mapping Broadband Health in America tool will help address disparities

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First likely local transmission of Zika in US requires urgent action

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JUL 29 2016

Florida cases underscore need for funding, response

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APHA and WK Kellogg Foundation investigate environmental health nationwide

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JUL 27 2016

APHA will examine environmental public health systems in all 50 states

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House Labor-HHS funding bill falls far short

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JUL 19 2016

APHA says House Labor-HHS appropriations bill falls far short.

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Congress fails to fund Zika response

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JUL 15 2016

APHA expressed great disappointment at Congress' failing to fund Zika outbreak response before going on seven-week recess.

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Congress must finalize Zika legislation before summer recess

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JUL 11 2016

APHA presses for federal funding to fight the Zika virus

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We can build violence-free communities

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JUL 08 2016

A statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin in the wake of this week's tragic shootings

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Lawmakers fall short in Zika response

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JUN 28 2016

APHA rebukes Congress for failing to properly address the Zika outbreak

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APHA applauds Supreme Court for protecting reproductive health

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JUN 27 2016

APHA praises the ruling in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt

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Senate again fails to pass commonsense gun legislation

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JUN 21 2016

APHA expresses sadness over U.S. Senate failure to pass gun violence legislation.

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APHA mourns Orlando shootings

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JUN 13 2016

APHA mourns the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history — which led to the death of at least 50 people with many more injured.

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2017 Labor-HHS bill incomplete but important start

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JUN 10 2016

APHA feels the Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2017 Labor-HHS funding bill is a mixed bag.

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New Zika virus chapter updates CCDM

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MAY 11 2016

A new chapter on the Zika virus updates the latest edition of the “Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,” the leading sourcebook on identifying and controlling infectious disease.

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FDA tobacco protections are an important first step

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MAY 05 2016

APHA applauds the Food and Drug Administration's new deeming rule of tobacco products but calls for greater safeguards for children.

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Urgent need for emergency Zika funding

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APR 14 2016

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus.

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Declaration on Climate Change and Health

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APR 04 2016

APHA joins national health and medical organizations to release a joint Declaration on Climate Change and Health, urging immediate action to address the health impacts of climate change.

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Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

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APR 04 2016

Aetna, APHA and NACo luanch the $1.5 million Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge on April 4, 2016.

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APHA celebrates OSHA silica rule

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MAR 24 2016

APHA applauds rule to reduce workers' exposure to silica

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House budget resolution undercuts nation’s health, safety and security, says APHA

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MAR 17 2016

A statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin

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APHA celebrates life of Quentin Young

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MAR 08 2016

Following is a statement on the passing of Quentin Young, MD, former president of the American Public Health Association, issued by Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA.

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APHA says Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan 'puts public health at risk'

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FEB 10 2016

APHA voiced deep disappointment today over the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan pending the outcome of ongoing litigation.

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APHA says president's 2017 budget is mixed

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FEB 09 2016

APHA voiced some opposition to public health funding cuts in President Obama's fiscal year 2017 funding request

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APHA supports Zika funding

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FEB 08 2016

APHA strongly supports new surge in funding to protect against Zika virus.

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APHA supports Senate bill to reauthorize child nutrition programs

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JAN 19 2016

APHA supports the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee’s bipartisan measure to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches