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Jan 08, 2014, 13:23 ET 'Great progress, but more work to be done,' says APHA on 50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

Statement by Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association "We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the...


Feb 25, 2013, 17:42 ET American Public Health Association honors Dr. C. Everett Koop, public health champion

Statement of Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., executive director "With heavy hearts, we pay tribute to our friend and colleague, C. Everett Koop,...


Feb 19, 2013, 15:45 ET APHA and Piktochart launch public health infographic contest

 The American Public Health Association in collaboration with Piktochart today announced the launch of a public health infographic contest to...


Jan 16, 2013, 13:09 ET American Public Health Association applauds President Obama for taking bold steps toward reducing gun violence

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013...


Jan 03, 2013, 16:29 ET American Public Health Association adopted 12 new policy statements at 140th Annual Meeting

The American Public Health Association adopted 12 policy statements during its 2012 Annual Meeting last fall. The policy statements address a wide...


Oct 22, 2012, 13:52 ET New book illustrates quest for US health reform through more than 100 years of political cartoons

 In an engaging new historical book published by APHA Press, "The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History" recounts the chronology of...


Sep 20, 2012, 14:54 ET American Public Health Association @PublicHealth Twitter tops 200,000 followers

 The American Public Health Association this week surpassed 200,000 followers on its @PublicHealth Twitter account. The @PublicHealth Twitter...


Aug 02, 2012, 09:04 ET Public health news site celebrates one-year anniversary

Public Health Newswire covers public health news, policy and events  Public Health Newswire, the public health news blog of the American...


Jun 28, 2012, 11:04 ET Landmark health reform law ruling a major public health victory, provisions still require support

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA "The American Public Health Association heralds the U.S....


Mar 20, 2012, 13:38 ET American Public Health Association Celebrates Achievements of Affordable Care Act as Two-year Anniversary Nears

Investments in public health, prevention mark "tectonic shift" in approach to health As the Affordable Care Act reaches its two-year...


Feb 08, 2012, 11:20 ET Renowned 'Standard Methods' Water Manual Updated, 22nd Edition Now Available

 The most widely respected and globally utilized water examination manual, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, has...


Dec 01, 2011, 12:10 ET American Journal of Public Health Launches New, Improved Website

The American Public Health Association, publisher of the American Journal of Public Health, this week launched a new and improved website for its...


Jun 09, 2011, 11:00 ET Government/Nonprofit/Industry Plan Outlined to Remedy Lack of Comprehensive U.S. System to Protect Public From Harmful Chemical Exposures

"Action Agenda" Arising From Broad-Based "National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures" Outlines 48 Recommendations to Ensure...


Jun 01, 2011, 13:48 ET Registration Now Open for 2011 APHA Annual Meeting

World's Largest, Most Prestigious Public Health Meeting to Feature Latest Trends and Research in the Industry Registration is now open for the...


Apr 06, 2011, 12:41 ET American Public Health Association Urges House, Senate to Uphold EPA's Ability to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Protect Public Health

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the...


Mar 24, 2011, 14:43 ET Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile + Web Wins Microsoft Apps Contest

Microsoft Windows recently announced the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile + Web published by the American Public Health...


Mar 24, 2011, 12:40 ET New HHS Federal Guidelines for Concessions and Vending Essential to Obesity Prevention Efforts

The American Public Health Association today commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for unveiling new Health and Sustainability...


Mar 23, 2011, 11:38 ET APHA Honors One-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

The American Public Health Association today marks the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that is ushering in a...


Jun 15, 2010, 13:59 ET APHA Applauds Congress For Holding Hearings on Public Health Implications of Gulf Coast Oil Spill

The American Public Health Association applauds a Senate and a House committee for taking up the health implications of the Gulf Coast oil spill...


Apr 22, 2010, 11:22 ET The American Public Health Association and Jones & Bartlett Learning Announce New Publishing Partnership

The Two Organizations Will Collaborate to Publish Timely, Authoritative Resources for Use in Undergraduate and Graduate Public Health Studies The...


Apr 05, 2010, 13:55 ET A Majority of Americans Are Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes

85 percent of Americans claim to be healthy and continue to make healthy lifestyle changes Eighty-five percent of Americans characterize their...


Mar 26, 2010, 10:44 ET APHA Urges EPA to Adopt Stronger Smog Standards to Protect Public Health

The American Public Health Association this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stronger, more protective standards...


Mar 22, 2010, 00:27 ET APHA Applauds House Passage of Health Reform

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association "The American Public Health...


Mar 19, 2010, 14:57 ET APHA Urges House to Approve Health Reform

New APHA Report Says, 'After 98 Years, It's Time to Act' The American Public Health Association today urged members of the U.S. House of...


Mar 15, 2010, 15:27 ET APHA Strongly Supports Congressional Efforts to Finalize Comprehensive Health Reform This Week

'Cover the Uninsured Week' Is the Right Time for Action, Says APHA Executive Director Dr. Georges C. Benjamin in Statement "The American Public...