These stories are courtesy of APHA’s Public Health Newswire

Presidential Proclamation NPHW 2016

President Obama has issued a proclamation recognizing the value of public health and its importance in ensuring happy and healthy lives for generations to come. Learn more

APHA Storify: Pets are purr-fect healthy additions to your life

More than half of U.S. households have a pet. Here's why they're good for your health, courtesy of APHA's Storify. Learn more

May 26 news: Military suicides, vaccine facts, baby boomer health risks

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Learn more

May 25 news: Congress has not yet funded Zika, drink spiking, antidepressants

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Learn more

Aetna Foundation, APHA to Health Affairs: “Making the US the healthiest nation”

Read this blog from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, in its entirety in Health Affairs. Learn more

May 24 news: Gun ownership and suicide rates, challenges for premature infants, opioid prescriptions

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Learn more

May 23 news: CDC’s Frieden on 10 tips for health officers, World Health Assembly, abortions

Check out today's public health news on Monday, May 23, 2016. Learn more

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus. Learn more

May 20 news: Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, Bike to Work Day, pool violations

Check out today's public health news on Friday, May 20, 2016. Learn more

Here’s why you should join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge by May 31

Do you want to make the place you live healthier — or the healthiest? You have 11 days to prove it by joining the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge. Learn more