Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
NPHW forum discusses path toward a healthier America

NPHW forum discusses path toward a healthier America

Five years ago APHA launched a video envisioning the U.S. becoming the “healthiest nation in one generation.” On Day One of National Public Health Week national health leaders joined APHA to discuss how this vision can become a reality.
National Public Health Week: Start With Us

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

APHA's Georges Benjamin kicks off National Public Health Week 2014 with a call to action on The Huffington Post.
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April 18 news: UnitedHealth applauds marketplaces, immigrant nutrition, heart diseases among diabetics declining

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April 17 news: Uninsured rates drop, e-cigarette injury jump, free drug samples

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Gallup: Fewer American adults are uninsured thanks to ACA

Gallup: Fewer American adults are uninsured thanks to ACA

On April 16 research released by Gallup brought good news: Fewer American adults are uninsured than before.

April 16 news: Drowning deaths declining, EPA and mercury limits, casual marijuana use

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APHA Executive Director Benjamin one of Modern Healthcare’s top minority leaders

APHA Executive Director Benjamin one of Modern Healthcare’s top minority leaders

On April 12 APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2014 top minority executives in health care.

April 15 news: APHA on federal public health funding and Keystone, regulating e-cigarettes

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April 14 news: Price of obesity, Beijing pollution, Medicaid expansion

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APHA members: Be the healthiest nation in one generation

APHA members: Be the healthiest nation in one generation

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire will feature guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Here are a collection of vignettes promoting Friday’s theme, “Be the healthiest nation in one generation.”
EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

In a national call with health leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh underscored the need for continued action to protect the public from the dangers of air pollution.
GW Dean Lynn Goldman: Students will build ‘better world for generations’

GW Dean Lynn Goldman: Students will build ‘better world for generations’

Milken Institute Dean Lynn Goldman spoke to APHA about the school’s vision for a healthier future and what Friday’s theme, “Be the healthiest nation in one generation,” means at the Milken Institute SPH.

April 11 news: Sebelius resigns, H5N1 bird flu, close of National Public Health Week

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April 10 news: Men with eating disorders, dental hygiene, exercise and the aging brain

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