APHA in the News

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New "playbook" covers environmental health
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, June 13, 2017

Wisconsin seeks emergency action in "cocaine mom" case
Associated Press, June 13, 2017

Health experts are furious with Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement
Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2017

Out with the surgeon, in with the nurse
Medscape, May 31, 2017

Editorial: Trump’s budget is a fantasy built on a house of cards
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 26, 2017

Patient, doctor groups say new CBO score reveals health care bill's flaws
NPR, May 25, 2017

How Trump's health budget would impact states
Governing, May 25, 2017

CBO: 23 million would lose health insurance under House health care bill
HealthDay, May 25, 2017

GOP health bill would raise deductibles, lessen coverage and leave 23 million more uninsured, analysis finds
Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2017

Trump budget slashes public health programs
Modern Healthcare, May 23, 2017

Trump budget would slash science programs across government
Nature, May 23, 2017

How celebrities' 'golden glow' shines on public health
CNN, May 18, 2017

Texas wants to set its own rules for federal family planning funds
NPR, May 16, 2017

Segregated living linked to higher blood pressure among blacks
Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2017

Texas seeks unprecedented federal money to defund Planned Parenthood
The Guardian, May 11, 2017

Are there any solutions to the gun violence problem in the black community?
Atlanta Black Star, May 10, 2017

The Republican health care bill is an American tragedy
WBUR-FM, May 9, 2017

The health care sector really hates this GOP bill
Huff Post, May 4, 2017

Trump’s vow to squeeze ‘sanctuary cities’ could play havoc with health programs
Kaiser Health News, May 1, 2017

If Trump defunds 'sanctuary cities,’ public health could suffer
Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2017

Aiming high: Can Greenville become the healthiest county?
Greenville News, April 26, 2017

How the March for Science finally found its voice
The Atlantic, April 23, 2017

March for Science
PBS NewsHour Weekend, April 22, 2017

Vivek Murthy, MD, replaced as surgeon general
Medscape, April 22, 2017

Q&A: 'Climate change is the greatest public health threat we have'
Modern Healthcare, April 15, 2017

Where climate change is threatening the health of Americans
CNN, April 13, 2017

In our view: Invest in public health
The Columbian, April 10, 2017

More APHA in the News 2017

Trump's war on climate policy is also a war on public health
Vox, March 29, 2017

Pruitt’s not talking ‘public health': Is it dangerous or rhetoric?
Bloomberg BNA, March 29, 2017

Expect more deadly heat from climate change, study suggests
HealthDay, March 28, 2017

Trump wants to cut $1.2 billion from medical research ASAP. That's only the beginning.
Vox, March 28, 2017

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Reuters, March 24, 2017

Groups file motion to intervene in lawsuit against OSHA recordkeeping rule
Safety+Health, March 23, 2017

Health groups: Next cure may go undiscovered with Trump cuts
Associated Press, March 17, 2017

20% cut to NIH budget would leave Americans more vulnerable to cancer and other diseases, experts warn
Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2017

US House's health care plan could cut into Alaska public health funding
Alaska Dispatch News, March 16, 2017

Public health advocates say Trump budget undermines their efforts
Modern Healthcare, March 16, 2017

CBO confirms that the GOP plan to replace Obamacare would cripple public health
Vox, March 13, 2017

Enviro groups blast Trump plan to gut EPA’s environmental justice office as a ‘racist slap in the face’
Fusion, March 9, 2017

ACA repeal-replace bill troubles medical, nursing groups
Medscape, March 8, 2017

Health organizations warn about “regulatory reform” bills sweeping Congress
The Pump Handle, March 8, 2017

Five ways the GOP health bill would reverse course from the ACA
Kaiser Health News, March 8, 2017

The future of the ACA is keeping healthcare executives up at night
Modern Healthcare, March 4, 2017

Climate change and health: Dr. Patricia Salber interviews Dr. Georges Benjamin
American Journal of Managed Care, Feb. 28, 2017

Overdoses skyrocket as Trump considers eliminating office of 'Drug Czar'
Modern Healthcare, Feb. 24, 2017

Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change
CNN, Feb. 17, 2017

At a resurrected climate conference, concerns loom that CDC scientists may be silenced
STAT, Feb. 17, 2017

When it comes to our health, we have no time to waste
The Huffington Post, Feb. 16, 2017

Perspectives from inside the climate change-human health conference that rose from the dead
Forbes, Feb. 16, 2017

Impact of climate change on public health gets renewed focus
Seeker, Feb. 16, 2017

Prevention and Public Health Fund serves valuable purpose
Montana Standard, Feb. 14, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation names Dr. Richard Besser CEO
Modern Healthcare, Feb. 13, 2017

Pushing back against science deniers (Editorial)
Boston Globe, Feb. 13, 2017

Keep or repeal the ACA? Professional societies weigh in
Medscape, Feb. 7, 2017

Reintroducing the FAMILY Act: Leave that works for working families
The Pump Handle, Feb. 7, 2017

Drug researchers warn Trump's travel ban will hurt anti-disease work
The Hill, Feb. 7, 2017

Public health shouldn't be contentious. But it's incredibly polarizing.
Vox, Feb. 6, 2017

Doctors and scientists denounce Trump’s immigration order
NBC News, Feb. 2, 2017

Celebrity health advice: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Healthline, Feb. 1, 2017

Ways to help attendees stay active onsite
Associations Now, Feb. 1, 2017

Protect America's 'Prevention and Public Health Fund'
Grand Forks Herald, Feb. 1, 2017

Traffic deaths spike, safety legislation stalls
Cars.com, Feb. 1, 2017

Cancelled CDC climate and health meeting to be held privately
Medscape, Jan. 27, 2017

CDC’s canceled climate change summit raises self-censorship concerns
Scientific American, Jan. 27, 2017

Al Gore will host climate change summit abruptly cancelled under Donald Trump administration
Independent (UK), Jan. 27, 2017

Al Gore puts the CDC's health and climate conference back on track — minus the CDC
Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 27, 2017

CDC's canceled climate change conference is back on - thanks to Al Gore
The Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2017

The CDC canceled a climate change event. Al Gore will host it instead.
Vox, Jan. 26, 2017

Al Gore and others will hold climate change summit canceled by CDC
The Verge, Jan. 26, 2017

No Trump-ordered information blackout, federal agencies say
Medscape, Jan. 26, 2017

Former VP Al Gore, climate groups announce their own environmental conference
U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 26, 2017

Trump administration moves make scientists nwervous. Here's what they're planning to do about it.
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2017

Al Gore revives climate summit the CDC abruptly canceled
The Huffington Post, Jan. 26, 2017

Al Gore will hold climate change summit cancelled after Trump inauguration
The Hill, Jan. 26, 2017

CDC climate change and health meeting back on — without CDC
NBC News, Jan. 26, 2017

Gore, others revive canceled US climate and health confab
Associated Press, Jan. 26, 2017

Sudden changes at the EPA, USDA, and CDC under Trump, explained
Vox, Jan. 25, 2017

CDC cancels upcoming climate conference, won't say why
The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 24, 2017

Trump and climate change: Summit canceled by CDC following inauguration
International Business Times, Jan. 24, 2017

CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health
The Washington Post, Jan. 23, 2017

CDC cancels conference on climate change and health
Associated Press (via NBC News), Jan. 23, 2017

CDC halts meeting on climate change and health
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 23, 2017

CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump takeover
CNN, Jan. 23, 2017

If GOP defunds Planned Parenthood clinics, health centers can't handle patient flood
McClatchy News Service (via Miami Herald), Jan. 19, 2017

The Obamas' other health legacy
U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 19, 2017

CDC's Tom Frieden, MD, looks back on the work of saving lives
Medscape, Jan. 6, 2017

More APHA in the News 2016

9 Ways to Stay Safe at a Huge New Year's Eve Party
U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 29, 2016

Passage of Cures Act comes at expense of preventive health funding
Modern Healthcare, Dec. 7, 2016

Why Ben Carson’s medical experience matters at HUD
STAT, Dec. 6, 2016

CMS nominee set up Indiana’s unusual Medicaid expansion
The Washington Post, Nov. 29, 2016

Trump's pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending
Nature, Nov. 29, 2016

Funding for Cures bill remains sticking point for health groups
Bloomberg, Nov. 28, 2016

Public Health 3.0: A blueprint for the future of public health
Health Affairs, Nov. 21, 2016

For public health, is alcohol the next tobacco?
U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 18, 2016

Gun policy is pointless without funding for public health research
The Dallas Morning News, Nov. 17, 2016

Here’s how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would impact your health care if elected
Self, Nov. 8, 2016

Low vitamin D linked with higher asthma risk
Live Science, Nov. 8, 2016

Teen use of opioids linked to marijuana
Live Science, Nov. 7, 2016

Do kids take years off your life? Giving birth may make cells 'older'
Live Science, Nov. 4, 2016

Successful weight 'losers': Here's how much less time they spend sitting
Lice Science, Nov. 4, 2016

Are food companies pushing the wrong foods on babies?
Fit Pregnancy, Nov. 3, 2016

How planting trees in cities can save thousands of lives
The Washington Post, Nov. 2, 2016

Why public health researchers are looking to urban trees
Smithsonian, Nov. 1, 2016

Why some pot smokers face a higher risk of drinking problems
Live Science, Nov. 1, 2016

Workplace marijuana bans weigh into use decisions, Yale study finds
The Denver Post, Oct. 31, 2016

Conference circuit: Healthy living
Associations Now, Oct. 28, 2016

HHS calls for more funding and data-sharing to improve public health efforts
Modern Healthcare, Oct. 19, 2016

You need to take an ‘unsick’ day
Money, Oct. 11, 2016

Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities
The Huffington Post, Oct. 9, 2016

Obama administration announces paid sick leave for government contractors — and a new policy to address pay disparities
The Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2016

Gov. Scott declares victory over Zika in Wynwood; CDC less sure
Palm Beach Post, Sept. 20, 2016

Michael Bloomberg gives $300 million to Hopkins for U.S. health initiative
The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 16, 2016

Sharing health data in Franklin County is focus of national challenge
The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 16, 2016

Health groups oppose biomass burning
Politico, Sept. 13, 2016

Flooded homes present big health hazards
Healthline, Sept. 2, 2016

Should the cost of naloxone be determined by its public health impact?
Modern Healthcare, Sept. 1, 2016

A public health approach to gun violence
Reno Gazette-Journal, Aug. 31, 2016

Scott's criticisms of CDC don't hold weight with public health officials
Politico, Aug. 30, 2016

State Medicaid agencies could spend up to $5 million to cover mosquito repellent
Modern Healthcare, Aug. 25, 2016

100 most influential people in health care
Modern Healthcare, Aug. 22, 2016

Parents want 'opt-out' option for HPV vaccine, study finds
ABC News, Aug. 19, 2016

Everyone can expect higher health care costs next year
Healthline, Aug. 16, 2016

The plight of generation Zika
U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 10, 2016

If Zika spreads in the US, blame the politicians, not the mosquitoes
Quartz, August 8, 2016

FCC mapping tool could improve health services access in the U.S.
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, August 5, 2016

Pregnant women facing Miami’s blazing heat told to wear long sleeves to prevent Zika
The Huffington Post, August 4, 2016

Florida reports first locally transmitted Zika cases; advocates push Congress to act on funding
The Pump Handle, July 29, 2016

Florida Zika cases a 'game changer' that puts pressure on Congress to act
USA Today, July 29, 2016

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers
Modern Healthcare, July 29, 2016

The remarkable inconsistency of climate denial
NPR, July 26, 2016

Zika may be in Florida — and Congress is on vacation
NBC News, July 21, 2016

Strange bedfellows: Drug industry, public health folks unite on compounding comments
Politico, July 19, 2016

Police violence is a public health issue
Think Progress, July 14, 2016

Zika virus funding battle in Congress 'simply inexcusable'
NBC News, July 13, 2016

As Zika funds stall in Congress, Florida is attacking mosquitoes
McClatchy Newspapers, July 1, 2016 

Zika could hit people in poverty hardest
USA Today, June 30, 2016

Congress once again fails to fund the fight against Zika
Mother Jones, June 29, 2016

Scientists warn Congress not to ignore climate change
U.S. News & World Report, June 28, 2016

Congress gets another reminder from scientists that climate change isn’t coming — It’s already here
The Huffington Post, June 28, 2016

Top science groups tell climate change doubters in Congress to knock it off
The Washington Post, June 28, 2016

Overturned Texas anti-abortion law similar to Ohio's
Akron Beacon Journal, June 27, 2016

5 states where the Supreme Court's abortion ruling could spur more lawsuits
Governing, June 27, 2016

Why doctors are struggling to treat the gun violence epidemic
The Verge, June 24, 2016

Ask Well: Gun storage and children
The New York Times, June 24, 2016

Congress refuses, so California will study gun violence
Governing, June 23, 2016

Better collection of injury data can protect worker health
Occupational Health & Safety, June 23, 2016

Doctors need to join gun control fight, medical journal argues
NBC News, June 22, 2016

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?
Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2016

Zika messaging campaigns stalled by funding flux
Politico, June 16, 2016

Little government research in US on how to prevent gun violence
Voice of America, June 16, 2016

Bipartisan funding bill proposes cuts to programs fighting chronic disease and racial health gaps
Modern Healthcare, June 10, 2016

Feds remind states that Medicaid can cover costs of contraception, bug spray to prevent Zika infections
The Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2016

Food industry divided on salt
Politico, June 2, 2016

Our view: Orange a call to end gun violence
Duluth News Tribune, June 2, 2016

Critics of OSHA recordkeeping rule air concerns at House hearing
Safety+Health, May 25, 2016

Place matters: Making the United States the healthiest nation, community by community
Health Affairs, May 19, 2016

With mosquito season around the corner, Congress drags its feet on Zika funding
The Pump Handle/ScienceBlogs, May 12, 2016

Congressional inaction hinders public health fight against Zika
Governing, April 26, 2016

Austin health leaders call racism a root cause of ill health
Austin American-Statesman, April 23, 2016

Are e-cigarettes a healthy way to quit smoking?
The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2016

Public health stakeholders working more closely together
Hospitals & Health Networks, April 8, 2016

Public health contest highlights value of community, collaboration
Associations Now, April 5, 2016

Global warming linked to public health risks, White House says
The New York Times, April 4, 2016

Why doctors are backing Obama’s climate plan
Huffington Post, April 4, 2016

Springtime in D.C. means mosquitoes — and Zika
Foreign Policy, March 29, 2016

Slew of anti-abortion laws may thwart Zika research
Politico, March 27, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Respirable Silica Dust Regulations
Industrial Hygiene News, March 26, 2016

Amid Brussels attacks, EMTs and paramedics face new reality of terrorism and an evolving set of challenges
International Business Times, March 22, 2016

Numbers show traffic deaths are on the rise
WTOP, March 10, 2016

More evidence that paid sick leave is good for working families and public health
The Pump Handle/ScienceBlogs, March 8, 2016

Many dislike health care system but are pleased with their own care
NPR, Feb. 29, 2016

Police shootings of black males: A public health problem?
Medscape, Feb. 17, 2016

Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2016
Modern Healthcare, Feb. 13, 2016

Obama seeks $1.8 billion for Zika response; CDC ups emergency level
CIDRAP News, Feb. 8, 2016

Simple steps should stop Zika from spreading in the U.S.
Governing, Feb. 4, 2016

Troisi, Williams: Public health approach can stem gun violence
Houston Chronicle, Feb. 2, 2016

5 things every parent needs to know about lead poisoning
MLive, Feb. 1, 2016

N.J. needs to do one more thing to get a top safety ranking
NJ.com, Jan. 28, 2016

Congress removes funding for CDC investigation of gun violence
Examiner, Jan. 19, 2016

U.S. ban on gun research continues despite deadly shootings
HealthDay, Jan. 18, 2016

Rising use of opioid painkillers may lead soldiers, vets to heroin
Military.com, Jan. 17, 2016

Texas laws would limit access to abortions and create grave risk to the public health
Medical News Today, Jan. 15, 2016

Vital Signs: A call to action on core metrics
Health Affairs, Jan. 11, 2016

Gun control is a public health issue, experts say
NBC News, Jan. 5, 2016

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