APHA News Releases

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APHA applauds passage of bipartisan Farm Bill

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DEC 12 2018

APHA applauds Congress for passing a bill that protects SNAP and strengthens public health.

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New USDA school meal nutrition standards are a step in the wrong direction

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DEC 07 2018

APHA opposes new rule, and urges administration to return to previous standards that reflected sound science

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15 Health and Medical Groups Strongly Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Carbon Pollution Limits on New Power Plants

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DEC 06 2018

APHA and 14 other groups say weakening carbon pollution limits is a "step in the wrong direction"

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APHA applauds Senate introduction of Health Equity and Accountability Act

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NOV 29 2018

APHA applauds the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 in the Senate.

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National Climate Assessment grave reminder of action needed to protect public health from climate change

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NOV 23 2018

APHA strongly supports the key concerns and need for action expressed in the report.

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Pharmaceutical fentanyl connected with risk of fentanyl overdose

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NOV 14 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 reveals new information about the role pharmaceutical fentanyl may be playing in the opioid crisis, linking prescriptions for fentanyl to overdose deaths.

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Effects of #MeToo movement include health concerns, benefits

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NOV 13 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 revealed that the effects of the #MeToo movement include both health benefits and concerns for men and women.

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Disabled adults face higher risk of opioid misuse

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NOV 13 2018

New research presented today at APHA 2018 revealed that adults with disabilities are at a relatively high risk of opioid misuse.

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New American Public Health Association policy statements address gun suicides, tuberculosis prevention, global food security and more

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NOV 13 2018

Read summaries of 2018 APHA policy statements adopted by the Governing Council in San Diego.

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Study: Following 10-year gains, SNAP participation among immigrant families dropped in 2018

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NOV 12 2018

New research from APHA 2018 shows SNAP participation declined in the first half of 2018 among immigrant families, following 10 years of increasing participation from 2007 through 2017.

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College students of color report greater fear of crime, violence

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NOV 12 2018

Research presented at APHA 2018 found higher fear if crime among college students of color.

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APHA’s Annual Meeting brings health equity to forefront of public health agenda

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NOV 11 2018

Today, 12,000 public health professionals and hundreds of exhibitors will gather in San Diego to discuss and present the latest research and priorities in public health at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo.

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The violence must end: APHA statement on mass shooting in Southern California

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NOV 08 2018

APHA grieves for those killed and affected by last night’s shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. We condemn this act of extreme violence.

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APHA grieves mass shooting in Pittsburgh, an unconscionable act of violence and hate

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OCT 29 2018

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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American Public Health Association announces 2018 award recipients

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OCT 10 2018

APHA honors these public health champions

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Media advisory: Thousands of public health research abstracts, presentations to be released at APHA 2018

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SEP 27 2018

Learn more about how to cover the APHA Annual Meeting as a member of the press.

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APHA applauds Senate passage of fiscal year 2019 spending package

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SEP 19 2018

APHA applauds Senate’s strongly bipartisan vote to pass the fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill

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APHA Press announces new environmental public health book

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SEP 07 2018

“Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide” is a handbook for this all-encompassing field.

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APHA urges court to maintain Affordable Care Act in Texas v. United States

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SEP 05 2018

APHA reiterates its support for the Affordable Care Act as lawsuit threatens its future

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Clean Power Plan “replacement” will kill Americans, undo important progress

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AUG 21 2018

EPA's announcement that it will roll back and replace the Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule is an attack on public health.

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Climate Change, Health and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments

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AUG 15 2018

New guide shows health departments how to elevate climate change and health equity

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10 Health and Medical Organizations Strongly Oppose the Trump Administration's Plan to Revoke Cleaner Car Standards

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AUG 02 2018

Statement from APHA, American Lung Association, Allergy & Asthma Network, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Center for Climate Change and Health, Children's Environmental Health Network, Health Care Without Harm, National Association of County and City Health Officials and National Environmental Health Association

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APHA highlights public health impact of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s positions; opposes his pending confirmation

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JUL 26 2018

Links to assessment of Kavanaugh's stance on public health issues, letter to senators

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Public health, medical, academic and scientific groups oppose EPA transparency rule

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JUL 16 2018

Joint news release from 69 groups opposing proposed EPA rule that would restrict science