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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 February 2017 Highlights

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FEB 16 2017

In this month’s release, find new research about: Affordable Care Act television news content; housing assistance’s link to resident health; and the effect of CVS ending tobacco sales on cigarette purchasing.

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Public health safeguards at risk under "one-in-two-out" executive order

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JAN 31 2017

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump directs federal agencies to eliminate two public protections for every new rule put in place.

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APHA and partners announce Climate and Health Meeting

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JAN 26 2017

Event will focus on nexus of climate change and public health.

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AJPH January 2017 highlights

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JAN 19 2017

In this month’s release, find new research about: impact of minimum wage on teen birth rates; trends in parental leave rates over 22-year period; and food insecurity and cardiovascular-related health outcomes among American Indians.

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APHA Supports National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 17

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JAN 17 2017

APHA commits to promoting racial healing.

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Senate approval of budget resolution threatens health of millions of Americans

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JAN 12 2017

APHA urges House to oppose Senate measure, protect ACA

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APHA strongly opposes repeal of Affordable Care Act

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JAN 04 2017

APHA's letter to Congress strongly opposes repealing or weakening the ACA

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AJPH December 2016 highlights

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DEC 20 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about: effect of social networks on adolescent violence; percentage of U.S. population identifying as transgender; treatment of sexual minority inmates; and prevalence of child maltreatment investigations.

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AJPH November 2016 highlights

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NOV 17 2016

In this month’s release, find new research about: effects of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law repeal; exposure to contaminated drinking water in North Carolina neighborhoods; and health disparities among poorest and wealthiest U.S. counties.

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Children who witness violence or are sexually abused are more likely to inject drugs as adults

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NOV 02 2016

Children who are sexually abused or who witness violence are more likely to inject drugs in adulthood, according to new research released today at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.

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APHA Concludes 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver

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NOV 02 2016

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

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Baby and toddler food advertising

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NOV 01 2016

Marketing for baby and toddler foods often contradicts health professionals’ advice, featuring messages that promote manufactured foods as better alternatives than breastfeeding or homemade food, according to new research released at APHA 2016.

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Flint water quality and PTSD

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NOV 01 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, increased the stress levels of community residents, according to new research released at APHA 2016.

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2016 APHA policy statements

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NOV 01 2016

New policy statements address minimum wage, harmful chemicals and transgender and gender diverse health.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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