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Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals. (World Health Organization (WHO))
People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who receive dialysis in advance of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, are significantly less likely to need an emergency department visit or hospitalization in the week following the disaster and less likely to die within 30 days after the disaster, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study.
Nine out of 10 Americans who suffer cardiac arrest will die from it and nearly 50 people an hour suffer cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. But blacks and Hispanics are 30 percent less likely than whites to have bystander CPR performed on them. (The Nation's Health)
The American Public Health Association expressed deep disappointment with the fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The Supreme Court's decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act's tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can continue to rely on the security and peace of mind that come with affordable, quality health care coverage.
The American Public Health Association applauds the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell, which prevents more than 6 million Americans from losing health insurance.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are spending more of their benefits to make purchases at roadside farm stands, farmers markets and directly from local farmers.
New country rankings from the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index show that for the second time since last year's inaugural report, Panama has the highest overall well-being in the world.
Public health, academic, and government leaders recently convened for the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health to gather resources, solutions, and strategies that can equip communities with tools to protect public health from the impacts of climate change. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
ASTHO recently released "Developing a State Health Improvement Plan: Guidance and Resources," that lays out the process for developing a state health improvement plan and meeting the Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Measures. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))
The United States is ranked 34th globally in life expectancy. Countries such as Australia, Singapore and Canada all have longer life expectancies than the U.S., and 18 countries have life expectancies that are at least three years longer, according to the 2014 America's Health Rankings.
The HHS has launched emPOWER Map, an interactive online tool to aid community health agencies and emergency management officials in disaster preparedness as they plan ahead to meet the emergency needs of community residents who rely on electrically powered medical and assistive equipment to live independently at home.
A new report declares the effects of climate change are so great that they could undermine the past 50 years of global health gains.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has launched the Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) that provides access to information, promising practices, and technical assistance to those working in public health or healthcare system preparedness.
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is inviting abstract submissions for SOPHE's 67th Annual Meeting, Building Capital: Investing in the Future of Health Education. The submission deadline is August 16, 2015.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence or any other tragedy affecting America's communities. The helpline can also be accessed at http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/ and TTY for deaf and hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))
Hundreds of performance improvement professionals gathered in New Orleans for the Public Health Improvement Training on June 9-10, 2015. The annual event provided interactive, hands-on training opportunities this year with the goal of advancing performance in systems, agencies, and communities. Local health officials and other interested attendees will have another opportunity to learn from PHF's expertise at the upcoming NACCHO Annual Meeting in July. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))
Our new application will help you understand how different storing methods affect a product's shelf life. This should help you maximize the storage life of foods and beverages in your home. In addition, the application can remind you to use items before they are likely to spoil. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The 2016 ASPPH Annual Meeting will be March 20-22, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
The Centers will identify the characteristics of health systems that successfully disseminate and apply evidence from patient-centered outcomes research, and they will analyze the connections between successful dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research, patient health outcomes and effective use of resources. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
Join the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in advancing public health education, research, practice, and advocacy through the innovative use of technology. Beginning June 15 through August 13, ASPPH will host a meet up event every Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. encouraging public health professionals, public health students, web developers, data scientists, graphic designers, sponsors, and others to contribute to ongoing association projects, or bring your own ideas to improve the health of our communities in the U.S. and around the world using technology (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
In 2012, an innovative public health program using the slogan "Spread Democracy Not the Flu," found a way to efficiently provide essential disease-prevention services to adults. The initiative, Vote & Vax, allows people to get flu vaccines at polling places. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Everyone agrees science should be at the policy table, researchers say. But little research has been conducted into what works best when it comes to improving the links between policymakers and public health nutrition and obesity investigators. The results were published in Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
The agency has reached its final determination that partially hydrogenated oils, which represent the primary dietary source of industrially produced trans-fatty acids, or trans fat, are not generally recognized as safe for any use in food. (American Public Health Association (APHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
The report, Tracking Universal Health Coverage, is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries' progress towards universal health coverage. (World Health Organization (WHO))
More than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration, probably because they're not drinking enough water, a situation that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and their cognitive and emotional functioning. (Harvard School of Public Health)
Health officials and scientists warn that a changing climate is leading to more extreme heat, poorer air quality, heavier rainfall, and more frequent and intense natural disasters - all of which have serious consequences for human health.
According to a special June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, significant disparities in the burden of disease and illness experienced by different groups persist.
Families and physicians have a new tool in the fight against falls -- a comprehensive prevention program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that reduces both falls and resulting use of long-term care such as nursing homes.
The American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine have announced the release of an updated version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web that includes up-to-date information about the occurrence, transmission, resistance and control of communicable diseases. Free previews are available of chapters on Ebola, listeriosis, Lyme Disease, Rift Valley Fever and meningitis.
An MMWR study shows that the most recent US data about the use of cancer screening reveal no progress toward meeting Healthy People 2020 targets.
Global health leaders have unveiled and adopted a roadmap and 5-point call to action.
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)