These stories are courtesy of APHA’s Public Health Newswire

Message from President Barack Obama recognizing National Public Health Week

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APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education. Learn more

Health equity bill introduced in House

Health equity is one of APHA’s foundational values. Yesterday, it became the centerpiece of a proposed federal law. Learn more

July 31 news: Kids and healthy lunches, China food safety, Florida flesh-eating disease

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 31, 2014. Learn more

EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public hearings for its Clean Power Plan, which proposed the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants. Learn more

July 30 news: SWEET Act, chikungunya in NJ, surgeon general skin cancer warning

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Learn more

July 29 news: White House on climate change, Ebola, surgeon general on tanning

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Learn more

July 28 news: Florida surgeon general warning, carbon pollution limits, fist bumps

Check out today's public health news for Monday, July 28, 2014. Learn more

APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

As part of the summer's Public Health ACTion campaign, this week, APHA gathered tips from a media savvy Google Hangout panel. Find out what the experts had to say to help public health enthusiasts improve their media advocacy skills. Learn more

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required. Learn more