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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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TIME’S UP Foundation and American Public Health Association Co-Host “Health STEMencement” Honoring 2020 Graduates

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MAY 28 2020

Virtual graduation event aims to amplify the voices of women leaders, especially women of color

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Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release First-Ever Healthy Voting Guides

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MAY 28 2020

Launch of healthyvoting.org comes ahead of the June 2 and June 9 primaries

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As US reaches 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, public health community strengthens resolve to slow disease spread

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MAY 27 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA statement on US reaching "sorrowful" COVID-19 deaths milestone

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MAY 24 2020

“This week, we’re approaching a sorrowful milestone: The number of people in the U.S. who have died from COVID-19 will soon reach 100,000."

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With Increased Risk of Flooding During COVID-19, AFC and APHA Release New Handbook for Local Officials to Address Potential “Dual Disasters”

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MAY 21 2020

Handbook gives guidance for communities as spring flooding becomes an increasing concern

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APHA leader calls for greater access to COVID-19 resources for Hispanics

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MAY 18 2020

U.S. Hispanics need better access to culturally appropriate, science-based information on coronavirus

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APHA condemns political interference in CDC work

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MAY 18 2020

“We have faith in CDC as a paragon of our institutional response to this pandemic,” said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD.

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APHA welcomes essential public health funding, supports key provisions in COVID-19 bill

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MAY 16 2020

New COVID-19 emergency legislation will provide "critical resources and support"

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APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19

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MAY 12 2020

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic

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APHA sounds alarm over mental health in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

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MAY 11 2020

“Right now, everyone knows someone who is struggling with mental health, if they aren’t struggling themselves.”

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Safely showing your love for Mom this Mother’s Day

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MAY 07 2020

We can still show thankfulness and appreciation for all the moms in our life

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APHA salutes new public health graduates during time of crisis

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MAY 06 2020

These 2020 graduates have shown resilience and spirit, even as their lives and studies were interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Nature can boost your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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APR 20 2020

APHA's president shares tips for connecting to the outdoors during widespread isolation

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APHA celebrates life and legacy of Bailus Walker

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APR 16 2020

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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21 Health and Medical Groups Speak Out Against EPA Finalizing a Rule that Could Undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

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APR 16 2020

Rule "goes against scientific evidence and devalues and endangers the health of babies, children, pregnant women and many other vulnerable populations."

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June 2020 Highlights

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APR 16 2020

Research on the link between transportation access and health care, bike sharing and road safety, firearms and brain injury deaths, and more

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APHA opposes Trump move to cut essential WHO funding

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APR 14 2020

Ending U.S. contributions to WHO will cripple the world's response to COVID-19

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19 health and medical organizations strongly oppose EPA's move to keep weak limits on particle pollution

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APR 14 2020

Statement calls for "stronger limits on particulate matter air pollution to protect public health."

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American Public Health Association denounces decision not to reopen health insurance enrollment

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APR 02 2020

"This is a missed opportunity to ensure care and save lives," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD.

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APHA applauds passage of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

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MAR 27 2020

Congress approves additional funding, protections

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On ACA’s 10th anniversary, COVID-19 outbreak shows critical importance of historic law

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MAR 23 2020

"Health insurance can mean the difference between life and death," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD.

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May 2020 Highlights

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MAR 19 2020

Research on risk of child maltreatment, gonorrhea increase among low-income women, underserved communities and air pollution, and more