December 2020 highlights from AJPHAmerican Public Health Association (APHA)
Highlights from AJPH December Issue
This month's issue of AJPH tackles health misinformation that has run rampant on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Universal vaccinations can miss seniors, vulnerable people • Restricting firearms not significantly linked to homicides by other means • Commentary: Thanks to partnerships, community intervention on asthma pays off in post-Katrina Louisiana • Editorial: Protests inspire hope for change
This month issue and podcast provide a public health perspective on rural America.
The Aetna Foundation, together with the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties, today announced the organizations selected to receive a grant as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to support communities that are changing the way they work together across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease outcomes.
New COVID-19 emergency legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives May 15 is being praised by the American Public Health Association for key provisions that will help protect and rebuild the health of the nation in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will tell Congress tomorrow.
APHA sounds alarm over mental health amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
The American Public Health Association’s Governing Council adopted 14 new policy statements at its 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia.
In this month's release, find new embargoed research about SNAP participation, HIV testing, transgender health and more.
In this issue, find new public health research on marijuana use in high school students, nutrition labeling and a barbershop HIV intervention
In this issue, find new public health research on heroin overdose rates, global health aid, and the Affordable Care Act.
In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health
In this issue, find research on texting while driving laws, new data on Yoga use increasing, dairy milk in school breakfasts, pregnancy outcomes in prison and more.
In this issue, find research on NYC's transfat ban, the Affordable Care Act and reproductive age women, behavioral health emergencies, Caribbean health and more.
In this issue, find research on police-related deaths, homocide in Mexico and life expectancy, tobacco and polytobacco use in young adults, and a 1970s heroin intervention
In this issue, find research on how vacant lot cleanup reduces shootings, opioid and amphetamine births increase, e-cigarette trust and public health sources, vaccine exemption laws and more.
44 percent of people who died from fentanyl overdose had previously been prescribed fentanyl by a medical professional, and 37 percent of those people had a prescription for fentanyl within 60 days of their death.
New research presented today at the American Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation declined in the first half of 2018 among immigrant families, following 10 years of increasing participation from 2007 through 2017.
In this issue, find research on infant sugary drink consumption, China's top 20 health challenges, aging and healthy years in the Netherlands, and increasing opioid use in Massachusetts
In this issue, find research on Australian gun control and suicide/homicide rates, crowding and commute effects on child health, tractor rollover protection, and the effect of web-based CBT telenovelas on addiction treatment.
In this issue, find research on school shootings and long gun age restrictions, Russian anti-vaccine trolls, smoke-free colleges and more.
In this issue, find research on black lung, opioids, police violence and more.
In this issue, find research on Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma
In this issue, find research on gun ownership, support for gun violence prevention, suicide risk and gun ownership, refugee mental health, HPV vaccine and indoor tanning.
In this issue, find research on Race and opioids, heroin overdose death undercount, folate during pregnancy, age of sexual initiation and health outcomes
In this issue, find research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids
In this issue, find research on gun storage, LARCs and abortion, flu vaccine disparities, air pollution disparities, Brazil birthrate after Zika and more
A special supplement to the American Journal of Public Health explores updated perspectives and new research on high risk adolescent pregnancy prevention.
In this issue, find research on medical expenses furthering income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial causing financial hardship and more
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research that links increased hepatitis C numbers to the opioid epidemic, shows Medicaid expansion increasing cancer diagnoses, the ACA expanding breastfeeding and the prevalence of osteoarthritis growing
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on age and the opioid epidemic, anogenital warts and the HPV vaccine, meeting US life expectancy goals, effectiveness of sexual health program for adolescent girls, and measuring the prevalence of marijuana advertising in Oregon
Preliminary research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis.
New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.
New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.
In this special supplement, AJPH examines the impact of climate change on public health.
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research showing TBI laws effective at reducing recurrent concussions in high school athletes, shall-issue gun permits and increased homicide, measuring loaded handgun carrying and decreasing abortion rate
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on sugar-sweetened soda and weight, gun retailers and suicide prevention, Twitter as predictor of health outcomes and changing nutrition patterns in China
In this month's release, find new embargoed research from a special AJPH supplement on public health emergency preparedness.
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: Gestational weight gain and maternal obesity, disparities in hydration status, Zika and reproductive rights in Brazil
A special supplement to the American Journal of Public Health explores oral health inequities among vulnerable populations and the need to diversify the health work force to close the gaps.
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: U.S. gun fatality rate; health-related quality of life affected by occupation; and vehicle crash rates following marijuana legalization.
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: state-level firearm laws and fatal police shootings; increasing walking among airport travelers; and rates of outbreak-associated foodborne illness among incarcerated persons.
In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on: U.S. public opinion about carrying firearms; a media campaign targeting changes in perceptions and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages; and marijuana use in college versus non-college youth.