These stories are courtesy of APHA’s Public Health Newswire

NPHW Proclamation

National Public Health Week starts today! To kick things off, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day. Take a look! Learn more

Senate passes budget that batters public health

For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health. Learn more

The Nation’s Health: Public health joining with new partners to fight gun violence

Advocates are turning outside the public health world to stop gun violence in the U.S., as reported in the May 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper. Learn more

May 5 news: U.S. emergency departments, life without vaccines, diabetes and weight

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Learn more

Q&A with CDC researcher, Mark Faul: Disparities in naloxone administration

A recent study from AJPH looks at the use of naloxone in treating opioid overdoses and how disparities interact with the administration of the drug. Hear more from our Q&A with the lead researcher. Learn more

Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 by 2020, has undeniable public health implications. Learn more

The Nation’s Health: States taking action to regulate e-cigarettes

The FDA is working to gain authority as science on products grows, as reported in the May 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper. Learn more

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health. Learn more

May 1 news: Dog infects humans with plague, bird flu, new mental health resource

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, May 1, 2015. Learn more

APHA Get Ready: Working with minority communities to prepare

In our new Get Ready Report podcast, we spoke with Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, assistant secretary for preparedness and response, about why emergency preparedness is important for racial and ethnic minority populations. Learn more