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2011-03-24 13:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Microsoft Windows recently announced the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile + Web published by the American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine among the winners in its innovative apps contest, aimed to meet real world needs of citizens and government customers. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Mobile + Web puts one of the most widely recognized and authoritative references for public health...

2011-03-24 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for unveiling new Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations. APHA has been a steadfast supporter of good nutrition as a cornerstone to promoting the public's health. The following is an excerpt of the letter sent earlier this week from Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of APHA, to...

2011-03-23 10:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today marks the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that is ushering in a fundamental shift in the nation's health system to emphasize disease prevention, health promotion and wellness. "Last year, the president and Congress made a collective commitment to reduce soaring health care costs and improve access to quality, affordable health care that has eluded...

2010-11-17 10:00:00

210 Regional, State and Local Groups Sign on; American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Among Signers of New National Ad. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of 210 public health, advocacy and faith-based groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and heart attacks each year. The groups announced their support...

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2010-11-09 10:55:00

The number of messages a teenager sends and the amount of time he or she spends on social networks could indicate how likely he or she is to drink, smoke, have sex, or try drugs, according to a new Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine study. Speaking during the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver on Tuesday, lead author Dr. Scott Frank, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the university revealed that...

2010-11-04 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health experts from Plan International, a leading children's development organization with offices in 66 countries around the world, will deliver 13 presentations on children's health at the upcoming American Public Health Association's (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver, Colorado on November 6-10, 2010. The American Public Health Association gathers organizations together to address current and emerging health science,...

2010-09-28 10:00:00

Most at Risk If EPA is Shackled: Infants, Seniors, Poor Americans; Health Organizations from 36 States Speak Out, Including CA, CO, FL, ME, MA, MI, MO, MT, NM, NC, OH, PA and VA WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Protect the public's health by letting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) move ahead with urgently needed new rules to curb global warming pollution. That's the message of a new joint letter from 120 of America's top public health organizations and...

2010-06-15 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association applauds a Senate and a House committee for taking up the health implications of the Gulf Coast oil spill during congressional hearings set for today and Wednesday. Legislators are expected to examine the effect of the nation's worst-ever environmental catastrophe on the public's health. "It may take years before we know the extent of the trauma the leaking oil is causing throughout the Gulf of Mexico and...

2010-05-12 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) today recognized Senators Kerry and Lieberman for developing a bill to address climate change, but urged the Senate to add funding and policy provisions that are critical to helping states prepare for and respond to the public health effects of climate change. Provisions along these lines are included in the House-passed bill. (Logo:...

2010-04-22 10:22:00

The Two Organizations Will Collaborate to Publish Timely, Authoritative Resources for Use in Undergraduate and Graduate Public Health Studies WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) and Jones & Bartlett Learning today announced a new publishing partnership. In its continuing effort to improve the public's health, APHA will work closely with Jones & Bartlett Learning to develop and publish the most authoritative resources in...


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