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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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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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AJPH July 2018 Highlights

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JUL 19 2018

AJPH publishes new research on black lung, congressional districts and opioid prescribing rates, police violence, and inmate opioid risks.

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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

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APHA opposes inadequate, flawed House Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill

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JUL 12 2018

APHA today expressed its opposition to a partisan bill that fails to adequately fund public health.

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American Journal of Public Health increases its impact, rises in rank among peer journals

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JUL 12 2018

AJPH posts an increase in total cites and impact factor since 2016

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US opposition to UN breastfeeding resolution defies evidence and public health practice

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JUL 09 2018

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

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APHA statement on Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill

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JUN 29 2018

APHA reacts to the Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.

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AJPH June 2018 Highlights

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JUN 21 2018

AJPH publishes new research on Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

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Separating parents and children at US border is inhumane and sets the stage for a public health crisis

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JUN 15 2018

The Trump administration’s policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border will have a dire impact on their health, both now and into the future

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APHA applauds bipartisan Senate Farm Bill

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JUN 13 2018

APHA expressed its support for the Senate’s proposed Farm Bill.

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AJPH May 2018 Highlights

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MAY 17 2018

AJPH publishes new research on the gun owning population, gun owner policy opinions, suicide risk among gun owners, Syrian refugee mental health, HPV vaccine follow-through and indoor tanning laws

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APHA and NACCHO join NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program

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MAY 01 2018

Historic research effort aims to advance precision medicine

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Moving Life Course Theory into Action: Making Change Happen

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APR 26 2018

New book from APHA Press maximizes opportunities to improve maternal and child health

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AJPH supplement examines how climate change is harming our health

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APR 26 2018

The American Journal of Public Health published a special supplement exploring how climate change is impacting public health.

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Adaptation in Action: States take action on climate change to protect public health

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APR 25 2018

New report from APHA highlights efforts to meet the health challenges of climate change

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AJPH June 2018 Highlights

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APR 19 2018

AJPH publishes new research on opioid prescribing by race, heroin overdose deaths, folate levels in pregnant women and more.

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Farm Bill proposal’s SNAP changes would increase hunger, harm public health

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APR 18 2018

APHA opposes the proposed Farm Bill, which cuts SNAP benefits.

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APHA celebrates National Public Health Week 2018

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APR 02 2018

Communities nationwide to celebrate public health accomplishments, take action on public health priorities.

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APHA applauds new congressional spending deal, investments in public health

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MAR 23 2018

Congress has shown a commitment to improving the health of all communities.

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AJPH March 2018 highlights

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MAR 22 2018

New AJPH research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids.

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APHA statement on Robert Redfield, new director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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MAR 22 2018

APHA looks forward to working with Robert Redfield, MD, following his appointment as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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APHA opens public access to firearms research published in American Journal of Public Health

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MAR 06 2018

Free access to published, peer-reviewed firearms research will enhance public knowledge, encourage action and promote evidence-based conversations about firearm violence prevention policy.