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Special supplement to American Journal of Public Health focuses on social work and public health

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DEC 13 2017

A special supplement to the American Journal of Public Health explores social work in 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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AJPH November 2017 highlights

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NOV 21 2017

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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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AJPH supplement examines how climate change is harming our health

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OCT 26 2017

AJPH has released a special supplement focused on climate change and its effect on public health.

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AJPH October 2017 highlights

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OCT 19 2017

Highlighted research includes new data on the effectiveness of traumatic brain injury laws, gun violence and declining abortion rate.

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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.

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APHA announces 2017 award recipients

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SEP 26 2017

Our 2017 public health award recipients

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Graham-Cassidy is Legislative Malpractice — It Would Greatly Harm the Nation's Health

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SEP 25 2017

Joint statement by APHA, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health

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AJPH September 2017 highlights

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SEP 21 2017

Highlighted research includes studies on sugar-sweetened soda and weight, gun retailers as partners in suicide prevention and Twitter as a predictor of health outcomes

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APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

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SEP 18 2017

APHA strongly opposes the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest effort in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act

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AJPH supplement study shows considerable progress in public health emergency preparedness since September 11, 2001

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SEP 11 2017

The American Journal of Public Health has released a special supplement focused on public health emergency preparedness.