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Review APHA news releases and statements on key public health topics, from health reform to violence prevention to public health funding and more. For more information, please call APHA Communications at 202-777-2509 or email us.

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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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AJPH supplement examines how climate change is harming our health

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APR 26 2018

The American Journal of Public Health published a special supplement exploring how climate change is impacting public 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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AJPH June 2018 Highlights

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APR 19 2018

AJPH publishes new research on opioid prescribing by race, heroin overdose deaths, folate levels in pregnant women and more.

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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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AJPH March 2018 highlights

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MAR 22 2018

New AJPH research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids.

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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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AJPH February 2018 highlights

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FEB 22 2018

AJPH publishes new research on gun storage, LARCs and abortion, flu vaccine disparities, air pollution disparities, Brazil birthrate after Zika and more.

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Special supplement to American Journal of Public Health focuses on high risk adolescent pregnancy prevention

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FEB 14 2018

A special supplement to AJPH explores updated perspectives and new research on high risk adolescent pregnancy prevention.

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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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AJPH January 2018 highlights

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JAN 18 2018

AJPH research on medical expenses and income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial, universal lead screening and more

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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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AJPH December 2017 highlights

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DEC 21 2017

New AJPH research on hepatitis C and opioids, Medicaid expansion and cancer diagnoses, ACA and breastfeeding, osteoarthritis increases

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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.