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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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State policies will determine whether most Americans smoke marijuana

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OCT 31 2016

State marijuana laws appear to have a big impact on whether residents choose to smoke, according to new research released at APHA 2016.

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Rhode Island firearm law loophole

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OCT 31 2016

Courts in Rhode Island rarely require abusers to turn in their firearms, even when orders prohibit them from possessing firearms under federal law and there is evidence they pose a lethal risk to victims, according to research presented at APHA 2016.

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Sports injury app detects 99 percent more health conditions

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OCT 31 2016

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released at APHA 2016.

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Nearly 600 Zika investigations force Harris County Public Health to ad-lib

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OCT 31 2016

A Zika outbreak forced one Texas county to quickly mount a public health response.

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12000 experts coming to APHA Annual Meeting in Denver

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OCT 18 2016

APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo will feature the latest in public health practice and science

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AJPH October 2016 highlights

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OCT 13 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about: repairing abandoned buildings and lots in Philadelphia to reduce firearm violence; expanding bicycle use and improving rider safety in Boston; and reducing dental emergency room visits in rural Maryland.

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AJPH teen pregnancy prevention

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SEP 30 2016

A new AJPH supplement explores the impacts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

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Public health officials to discuss 'right to health' at APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver

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SEP 30 2016

The 2016 APHA Annual Meeting begins Oct. 29

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APHA announces 2016 award winners

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SEP 27 2016

Our 2016 public health award winners

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AJPH September 2016 Highlights

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SEP 15 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about: blood lead levels in children living in assisted-housing; medical marijuana laws and opioid use among fatally injured drivers; and e-cigarette advertisements’ cessation claims.

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Fifty Cities and Counties Accept Challenge to Improve Community Health

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SEP 15 2016

The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge finalists are announced

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APHA says fund Zika now

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SEP 07 2016

Remarks of Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association, during a Capitol Hill news conference.

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AJPH August 2016 highlights

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AUG 23 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: the impact of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax; adolescent vaccine coverage differences in red and blue states; and public health practitioners’ job satisfaction and expected turnover.

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Registration open for APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver

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AUG 09 2016

Registration is open for APHA 2016

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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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AJPH July 2016 Highlights

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JUL 26 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about the contributions the Nurses’ Health Study has made to issues related to women’s health and chronic disease.

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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