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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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AJPH March 2016 highlights

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MAR 17 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about burdens to Texas women seeking abortions; water conservation strategies in California; and disability-free life expectancy differences in men and women.

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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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AJPH February 2016 highlights

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FEB 18 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about using community-based approaches to treating Ebola in Sierra Leone; the alcohol industry’s actions to reduce drunk driving; and tobacco-free pharmacy laws’ effect on tobacco retailer density.

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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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AJPH January 2016 highlights

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JAN 21 2016

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about using Google Street View to study pedestrian injury risk; how distance to a supermarket affects kids’ fruit and vegetable intake and BMI; and government funding of U.S. health care costs.

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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

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APHA supports executive actions to prevent gun violence

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JAN 05 2016

APHA strongly supports new executive actions to prevent gun violence

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AJPH December 2015 highlights

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DEC 21 2015

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the effect of group prenatal care on the health of moms and babies; how adverse childhood experiences are related to poor adult health among LGB individuals; and reducing prescription opioid overdose deaths by targeting Florida “pill mills.”

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APHA applauds global climate change agreement

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DEC 14 2015

The Paris Agreement addresses climate change worldwide by establishing a long-term framework to reduce carbon emissions.

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AJPH November 2015 highlights

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NOV 12 2015

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the risk of maltreatment for children of U.S. Army soldiers; Medicaid coverage and its link to outpatient physician care and chronic disease; and health profiles of refugee children in the U.S.

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APHA concludes 2015 Annual Meeting

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NOV 04 2015

The Association's 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition brought 13,000 public health professionals to Chicago

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Adolescent drug and alcohol use

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NOV 04 2015

dolescents who use alcohol and other drugs – both with and without a parent’s knowledge – experience negative consequences

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Food insecurity at college

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NOV 03 2015

One in three college freshmen lack consistent access to adequate foods, study finds

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New policies at APHA 2015

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NOV 03 2015

New policies address abortion access, climate change and human trafficking

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TV can be a health hazard

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NOV 03 2015

TV binge-watching is connected to negative health effects

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Misconceptions of the ACA

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NOV 02 2015

Study finds people with poor knowledge of the ACA are more likely to have a negative opinion of the law

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Breastfeeding and social media

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NOV 02 2015

Study finds mothers with low milk supply can find support via social media

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APHA supports budget deal

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OCT 28 2015

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AJPH October 2015 highlights

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OCT 15 2015

In this month’s release, find new research about school connectedness and student BMI; health benefits of living in green housing; and how gender, race, ethnicity and type of insurance can predict HPV vaccination completion.