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The U.S. Senate has ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act.
Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products.
A new report from APHA, Better Health Through Equity: Case Studies in Reframing Public Health Work (2015), highlights state and local efforts from health agencies and one tribal nation across Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin to address the root causes of health inequities. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
WHO is calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in order to advance public health. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE).
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about and encourage appropriate antibiotic use and prescription.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX-29) have announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. The caucus will serve as a formal group of members whose mission is to raise awareness of the importance of public health issues, and will provide educational opportunities for Members of Congress and their staff.
A Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, M.B. Ch.B., chairperson of the African Union Commission, to formalize a collaboration between the African Union Commission and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in creating the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC).
Insurance rates improved substantially after individuals were able to obtain coverage through provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and the gains in access to care were greater among black and Hispanic adults than whites, according to the 2014 National Quality and Disparities Report released by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The uninsured rate among U.S. adults declined to 11.9% for the first quarter of 2015 -- down one percentage point from the previous quarter and 5.2 points since the end of 2013, just before the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
This special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at public health in urban settings. It examines innovative programs within 20 communities that serve 46 million people.
As part of its National Public Health Week celebration, APHA brought together the public health community for a discussion on becoming the healthiest nation. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Anonymized data - information from which the identity of the sender has been stripped - from mobile telephone usage could provide vital support in efforts to achieve sustainable development and to respond to humanitarian crises, according to insights derived from a study by the United Nations.
The Obama Administration has announced a series of executive actions to help the nation better understand, communicate, and reduce the health impacts of climate change.
Americans are not the healthiest people in the world. In the U.S. we spend more on health care but live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than our peers in other high-income countries.
Teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Childbearing during the teen years can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children.
State health departments are celebrating National Public Health Week by connecting with their constituents to promote this year's theme "Healthiest Nation 2030."
CDC's new website helps shine a spotlight on the epidemic of prescription drug overdose and provides the public, health care providers, and states with the data and promising strategies to reverse it.
Seven teens die in car crashes every day, making it the number one killer of teens. CDC's new study about driving patterns among teens can help states tailor their efforts to protect teen drivers.
The science of climate change and its translation into effective public health practice and response are new territories that call for more expanded capacity and planning.
Enter the PHQIX Spring drawing by commenting on a QI Initiative or Community Forum post by May 1, 2015 for a chance to win a PHQIX prize. (Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX))
APHA and partners across the country are holding events in observance of National Public Health Week. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
A joint issue of eGEMs and Frontiers in PHSSR is devoted to the ways which will better align our systems to identify emerging threats, as well as develop public health interventions that promote health and wellness
APHA is kicking off National Public Health Week 2015 with a bold goal tied to this year's theme, "Healthiest Nation 2030". (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Nail salon workers are often exposed to chemicals that have been linked to health issues. (The Nation's Health)
The American Public Health Association and hundreds of partners across the country are preparing for National Public Health Week next week, April 6-12, the annual observance to celebrate, educate and advocate on behalf of health issues affecting the nation.
National advisory committee recommends greater privacy safeguards, community tools to improve individual, community, and population health.
An early-stage clinical trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine conducted at the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research found that the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, was safe and elicited robust antibody responses in all 40 of the healthy adults who received it.
New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to WHO, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. (World Health Organization (WHO))
International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has announced the publication of a Health Education & Behavior supplement devoted to the latest research and practice on policy and environmental approaches to foster healthy communities.
As millions of baby boomers in the U.S. age, health workers and organizations are seeing the value of educating Americans on the need for end-of-life care plans. (The Nation's Health)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance to assist industry in developing opioid drug products with potentially abuse-deterrent properties.
The first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children ages 4-17, shows that less than one half of children with ADHD were receiving behavioral therapy in 2009-2010. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is partnering with the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) to provide technical assistance and training to hospitals, health systems, and their community partners to advance population health objectives.
Local health departments are playing a leading role in response to potential Ebola cases in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced funding awards totaling nearly $19 million, including more than $6.7 million for antimicrobial resistance strategies, to 36 grantees to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply and while maintaining American agricultural competitiveness.
Researchers have used national data to determine the incidence of the four major molecular subtypes of breast cancer by age, race/ethnicity, poverty level, and several other factors. These four subtypes respond differently to treatment and have different survival rates.
The Obama Administration has released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (NAP). The NAP outlines a whole-of-government approach over the next five years targeted at addressing the threat of drug resistance in bacteria.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Nominations are due May 15, 2015.
Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) Phase 2/3 clinical trial, according to interim findings from an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board review.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced a targeted initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death and dependence.
One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal is the same: Get to zero new Ebola cases in West Africa.
These reports are available online, and will be published on May 20th in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
APHA statements on current news, legislation, and APHA activities, as well as new research findings from the American Journal of Public Health and more. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Online portal for public health news, opinion and exchange. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest in ASPPH news, research developments, funding opportunities, member updates, and faculty awards. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Recent news stories about CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
CDC health alerts, advisories and updates on emergent health issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Monthly email publication to find out news for health centers, HIV/AIDS programs, rural health, maternal and child health, health information technology and to stay informed of HRSA grant opportunities. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Links to HRSA press releases. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Timely public health news updates from APHA's newspaper. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
New information and health statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
News from the Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
News from the CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
(Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PIAPHW))
SOPHE news, announcements, and new research findings from Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
A daily compilation of news from mainstream media sources around the world, focusing on environmental health, including climate impacts, contamination, sewage infrastructure, water availability and bird flu. (Environmental Health Sciences)
The latest news from the IOM, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events. (Institute of Medicine (IOM))
Nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))
Ongoing, publicly-available collection of news stories about public health issues facing communities across the nation. News clips are searchable by state or in the following subject areas: budget cuts, County Health Rankings, H1N1, good news and more. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
(National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD))
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) NIH)
Semimonthly updates on new publications, presentations, and other developments from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)
News from the Pan American Health Organization. (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
News about the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX), an online community designed to be a communication hub for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health. (Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX))
Recent news releases from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
Selected news stories on topics of interest to rural communities. (Rural Assistance Center (RAC))
Press Releases from Trust for America's Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
Online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. (Harvard School of Public Health)