APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

This summer APHA is once again empowering its members, Affiliates and other health advocates to make their voices heard on critical public health issues through its annual Public Health ACTion, or PHACT, Campaign.
Looking back, moving forward as APHA heads to New Orleans

Looking back, moving forward as APHA heads to New Orleans

Bittersweet. That’s one way to describe getting ready for APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, marking the Association's first return to the city since before Hurricane Katrina.
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.
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August 1 news: Ebola, diagnostic tests, dentists and smoking cessation

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, August 1, 2014.
APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education.
Health equity bill introduced in House

Health equity bill introduced in House

Health equity is one of APHA’s foundational values. Yesterday, it became the centerpiece of a proposed federal law.

July 31 news: Kids and healthy lunches, China food safety, Florida flesh-eating disease

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 31, 2014.
EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public hearings for its Clean Power Plan, which proposed the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.

July 30 news: SWEET Act, chikungunya in NJ, surgeon general skin cancer warning

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

July 29 news: White House on climate change, Ebola, surgeon general on tanning

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

July 28 news: Florida surgeon general warning, carbon pollution limits, fist bumps

Check out today's public health news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

As part of the summer's Public Health ACTion campaign, this week, APHA gathered tips from a media savvy Google Hangout panel. Find out what the experts had to say to help public health enthusiasts improve their media advocacy skills.
APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.

July 24 news: Malaria vaccine, CDC lab official resigns, climate change

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled to weaken federal funding mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Then the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., ruled the opposite.