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The American Public Health Association has voiced strong support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act rule. The new regulation - drafted jointly by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - clarifies the protection of millions of acres of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, including streams that provide some portion of water to drinking water systems that serve nearly 117 million people.
The World Health Assembly has agreed to resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, improve access to affordable vaccines, and address over- and under-nutrition.
Vision loss and blindness are among the top 10 disabilities in the United States, causing substantial social, economic, and psychological effects, including increased morbidity, increased mortality, and decreased quality of life.
A new study on the public's perception of prescription painkiller abuse provides a mixed bag of results. Fueled by the fact that almost 40 percent of Americans report knowing someone who has abused the drugs in the previous five years, half of Americans think prescription painkiller abuse is at least a very serious problem.
The National Board of Public Health Examiners has announced a pilot program to assess whether the knowledge and skills assessed by the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam are relevant to public health practice and can be acquired by individuals working as public health professionals.
Foundations of Public Health Preparedness, a national training plan, is now available through TRAIN, the premier learning network for professionals who protect the nation's health.
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has announced the availability of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition "The Pink Book." Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this publication contains updated information on vaccine administration, storage and monitoring methods, and the most current immunization recommendations and schedules.
The new HHS.gov is a mobile-first design that features powerful smart search, increased opportunities for engagement, and structured content to enable dynamic reuse.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends high school completion programs to improve the health prospects of racial and ethnic minority students and students from low-income families.
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that from 2003 to 2013 levels of past month (current) underage cigarette smoking among those aged 12 to 17 have dropped significantly in 49 out of 50 states and in the District of Columbia.
United Health Foundation's America's Heath Rankings Senior Report offers a comprehensive picture of senior health across the nation, highlighting areas where seniors have made strides, while also shedding light on key challenges that remain.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has awarded five-year accreditation status to eight health departments.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys).
To promote increased public health awareness and encourage inclusion of public health perspectives within medical education. This webinar will highlight the importance of teaching tomorrow's doctors the ways in which the environment affects health and behavior. (Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
A unique training opportunity offered to graduates of accredited schools and programs of public health.The selected fellow(s) will work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries. Application deadline is June 15, 2015 (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the baseline period of 2006-2008.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has launched an interactive training tool on Pathways to Safer Opioid Use, designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.
WHO has published World Health Statistics 2015 that assesses progress towards the health-related United Nations Millennium Development Goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available. The results are mixed. (World Health Organization (WHO))
Alcohol use and tobacco smoking are the most prevalent and harmful addictive behaviors worldwide, according to the world's first comprehensive report on global addictions.
WHO has declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March 2015. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.
WHO has called on scientists, national authorities, and the media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people. (World Health Organization (WHO))
In the fight to end gun violence, advocates are turning outside the public health world to put a stop to the epidemic that ends thousands of lives every year. (The Nation's Health)
The National Agricultural Library holds copies of many historical and current materials documenting the ways that food makes its way from the farm to our tables. This exhibit showcases these resources, placed within a larger context of agricultural marketing and purchasing.
The National Center for Health Statistics announces the release of Health, United States, 2014. Health, United States is the annual report on the health status of the nation, compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and Congress.
The American Public Health Association welcomes the nomination of Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, as assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
WHO and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding defining areas where they will work together to improve the quality and use of global health estimates to measure the world's health challenges. (World Health Organization (WHO))
Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
For years, public health and medical professionals have been sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance, warning policymakers that without coordinated action, modern medicine could lose one of its most potent tools. But now, with leadership from the White House, a new national action plan and a request for more than $1 billion in federal funds could help turn the tide. (The Nation's Health)
NACCHO, in collaboration with the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC), has announced that the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has adopted the Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (DMPH Competencies) as the new competency set for the MRC Volunteers (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
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)