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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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Four Health and Medical Groups File Legal Action Defending Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

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JUN 19 2020

From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association,APHA, and Physicians for Social Responsibility

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APHA commemorates Juneteenth as day of freedom

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JUN 18 2020

The American Public Health Association joins with millions of Americans in commemorating Juneteenth on Friday, June 19.

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August 2020 Highlights

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JUN 18 2020

Research on the Medicaid expansion, employers and the opioid crisis, working from home during a pandemic, and more

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Public health professionals are heroes who deserve our support and gratitude, not intimidation and threats

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JUN 17 2020

We call upon elected officials at every level to support their public health officials; to condemn intimidation and threats of violence; and to provide resources to help mitigate the financial and psychological harms to individual citizens from policies needed to save lives.

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Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ rights is public health victory

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JUN 15 2020

“We welcome this progress in the fight for equality and health equity.”

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APHA Honors National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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JUN 05 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA calls out police violence as a public health crisis

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JUN 04 2020

The American Public Health Association denounces the use of violent methods by law enforcement against peaceful protesters.

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As colleges eye fall semester, reopening safely hinges on risk reduction and preparation

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JUN 03 2020

Schools should embrace their local communities’ regulations to safely protect against COVID-19 and have plans in place to prevent a campus-wide outbreak

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Hurricane season is here: APHA shares advice for staying safe from storms during the pandemic

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MAY 30 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic is keeping people home and apart, it shouldn’t stop them from preparing for this year’s potentially devastating hurricane season.

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Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now

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MAY 29 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release First-Ever Healthy Voting Guides

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MAY 28 2020

Launch of healthyvoting.org comes ahead of the June 2 and June 9 primaries

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TIME’S UP Foundation and American Public Health Association Co-Host “Health STEMencement” Honoring 2020 Graduates

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MAY 28 2020

Virtual graduation event aims to amplify the voices of women leaders, especially women of color

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As US reaches 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, public health community strengthens resolve to slow disease spread

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MAY 27 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA statement on US reaching "sorrowful" COVID-19 deaths milestone

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MAY 24 2020

“This week, we’re approaching a sorrowful milestone: The number of people in the U.S. who have died from COVID-19 will soon reach 100,000."

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With Increased Risk of Flooding During COVID-19, AFC and APHA Release New Handbook for Local Officials to Address Potential “Dual Disasters”

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MAY 21 2020

Handbook gives guidance for communities as spring flooding becomes an increasing concern

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APHA condemns political interference in CDC work

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MAY 18 2020

“We have faith in CDC as a paragon of our institutional response to this pandemic,” said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD.

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APHA leader calls for greater access to COVID-19 resources for Hispanics

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MAY 18 2020

U.S. Hispanics need better access to culturally appropriate, science-based information on coronavirus

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APHA welcomes essential public health funding, supports key provisions in COVID-19 bill

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MAY 16 2020

New COVID-19 emergency legislation will provide "critical resources and support"

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APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19

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MAY 12 2020

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic

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APHA sounds alarm over mental health in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

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MAY 11 2020

“Right now, everyone knows someone who is struggling with mental health, if they aren’t struggling themselves.”

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Safely showing your love for Mom this Mother’s Day

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MAY 07 2020

We can still show thankfulness and appreciation for all the moms in our life

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APHA salutes new public health graduates during time of crisis

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MAY 06 2020

These 2020 graduates have shown resilience and spirit, even as their lives and studies were interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.