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Federal funding for gun violence prevention research sparks hopes
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Mark Barna

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May 20, 2020

The challenge is formidable, as gun violence prevention overlaps public health, criminal justice, public safety, deaths of despair, intimate partner relationships, workplace conflicts and more.
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CDC: Vaccine for recent flu season cut visits to doctors by nearly half
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Kim Krisberg

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May 14, 2020

This season’s flu vaccine was 45% effective overall and 55% effective among children and teens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in February.
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US public health meets COVID-19 head-on: Pandemic squeezes long-underfunded public health system
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Kim Krisberg

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May 06, 2020

“We’re a close-knit community and so there’s not a lot of panic when a crisis happens,” Staats, an APHA member, told The Nation’s Health in March. “We’re starting to get an influx of calls, but it’s nothing we didn’t expect. Right now, we’re just taking it one day at a time.”
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US hospitals stepping up to end violence among youth
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Mark Barna

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February 07, 2020

“Violence is a preventative health issue that we can treat with the traditional health system and public health approaches."
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Toxic algae blooms creating hazards for US public health
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Mark Barna

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October 09, 2019

Toxic algae blooms are increasing, and they're threatening public health.
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Video games and health: Sorting science from popular beliefs
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Aaron Warnick

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October 01, 2019

The debate over the pros and cons of video games has been going on for almost as long as the games have existed. Read more in the October 2019 issue of The Nation's Health.
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National Public Health Week 2019 events share science, promote action
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Mark Barna

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June 11, 2019

Events ran the gamut from yoga sessions in Chicago to mindfulness training in Rhode Island to a vegan challenge in Florida
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Thousands lose coverage from Medicaid work requirements
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Kim Krisberg

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February 25, 2019

Work requirements for Medicaid can cause people to lose coverage and put their health at risk. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
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Child Health / Environment / All Things APHA / The Nation's Health


Information on environmental health services for kids can be hard for parents to find: APHA review
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Julia Haskins

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January 22, 2019

A new report from APHA, “Protecting the Health of Children: A National Snapshot of Environmental Health Services,” will soon be released.
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Public health rallies around call for health equity at APHA 2018
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Kim Krisberg

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January 07, 2019

Read the highlights from APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo in this exclusive report from The Nation's Health.
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Julia Haskins

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September 17, 2018

A new report from The Nation's Health shows how students and current practitioners have been working to become certified in public health to remain up to date on developments in the field.