Misinformation, rumors and the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak are big problems, so APHA, our members and the entire public health community are working overtime to ensure you have the facts. For the most up-to-date resources and information, please frequently visit our COVID-19 pages on APHA.org [ [link removed] ] and aphagetready.org [ [link removed] ] and our coronavirus post series on Public Health Newswire [ [link removed] ] .
Stay in the know about public health news from The Nation’s Health newspaper.
Check out these highlights for the April 2020 issue:
WHO process for declaring health emergencies scrutinized [ [link removed] ]
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, experts call for revisiting World Health Organization regulations
US life expectancy still lags behind, despite small increases [ [link removed] ]
Rising death rate of working-age adults slows longevity growth.
Trump budget proposal a disinvestment in US health [ [link removed] ]
Federal budget asks for massive cuts to health and social services.
Programs foster community resilience, health equity [ [link removed] ]
Two major U.S. foundations offer community grants to improve human health harmed by climate change.
Personal storytelling key to climate communication [ [link removed] ]
Narratives on climate and human health engage public, generate advocacy.
Climate change threatens mental health of vulnerable communities [ [link removed] ]
More than two-thirds of U.S. adults say they have some anxiety about climate change, while nearly half of young adults say stress about the global phenomenon impacts their daily lives.
Minority communities harmed worst and first: Q&A with climate justice expert Adrienne Hollis [ [link removed] ]
Health inequities, social determinants exacerbated by climate change.
Vaccination coverage increases in California after exemptions end [ [link removed] ]
Ending nonmedical exemptions is catching on, as other states pass laws similar to California’s.
Study: Jargon turns readers away from information [ [link removed] ]
Scientific jargon can create a negative impression of science in general.
Warnings can help people spot false information online [ [link removed] ]
Reminding people to think critically helps them separate fact from fiction.
Healthy You: Eating less meat? Good for you! And good for the planet [ [link removed] ]
Cutting back on meat to make room for fruits, vegetables and legumes is a healthy choice that might also save you money and help the environment. Read Healthy You online, or download as a PDF in English or Spanish [ [link removed] ] .
Take this week’s public health news quiz [ [link removed] ] and test your public health news knowledge!
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Be on the lookout for more news from The Nation's Health, and subscribe [ [link removed] ] or become an APHA member [ [link removed] ] for full access.
Don’t miss National Public Health Week [ [link removed] ] with APHA, April 6 - 12. We’ll be celebrating 25 years and have some great activities, even with everyone practicing social distancing.