February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of...

Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • Climate Change’s Effect on Food Production Could Lead to Widespread Death Worldwide

    Climate change could kill more than 500,000 adults worldwide in 2050 due to reduced crop productivity, according to a new study...

    Mar 05, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • Supreme Court Places Stay on Clean Power Plan

    On February 9, the United States Supreme Court granted a request filed by more than two dozen states to temporarily halt...

    Feb 19, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • 2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its...

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

  • White House Launches National Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    The White House has released the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, a crucial step in addressing...

    Dec 31, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • 195 Nations Reach Groundbreaking Climate Change Agreement

    December 12 marked an historic day for global and environmental health: the 195 countries attending the 21st Conference of Parties...

    Dec 18, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • NACCHO Resources to Address the Recommendations in the “Outbreaks: Protecting...

    On December 17, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual report on the state of...

    Dec 17, 2015 | Sara Chang

  • National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of...

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

  • NASTAD Releases White Paper on Drug User Health and ACA Opportunities

    The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) has released a white paper titled “Modernizing Public...

    Oct 26, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

    Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of a “climate emergency.” According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data, the average global surface temperature in February 2016 was 1.35 degrees Celsius warmer than the long term average for the month (established […]

    Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

    Climate Change’s Effect on Food Production Could Lead to Widespread Death Worldwide

    Climate change could kill more than 500,000 adults worldwide in 2050 due to reduced crop productivity, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The study is the first of its kind to assess the impact of climate change on diet composition and bodyweight, and to estimate the number of deaths each will cause. […]

    Mar 05, 2016 | Katie Regan

    Supreme Court Places Stay on Clean Power Plan

    On February 9, the United States Supreme Court granted a request filed by more than two dozen states to temporarily halt implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan. The court voted 5-4 to grant the request, thereby allowing states to stop their efforts toward meeting the new carbon emission regulations placed on […]

    Feb 19, 2016 | Katie Regan

    2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its status as the warmest year on record. But then came 2015, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin and may soon take up the mantle of hottest year in recorded history (Jan. 11 update: […]

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

    White House Launches National Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    The White House has released the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, a crucial step in addressing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a growing public health threat that reflects missed opportunities to find, cure, and prevent TB at the earliest stages of infection. Despite being preventable and curable, TB ranks alongside HIV as the top cause of […]

    Dec 31, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    195 Nations Reach Groundbreaking Climate Change Agreement

    December 12 marked an historic day for global and environmental health: the 195 countries attending the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) climate change summit in Paris reached a landmark agreement that commits them to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to halt the most extreme effects of climate change. The deal, which is legally binding and was agreed upon […]

    Dec 18, 2015 | Katie Regan

    NACCHO Resources to Address the Recommendations in the “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases” Report

    On December 17, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual report on the state of prevention and control of infectious disease outbreaks in the United States. Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases analyzes the country’s policies related to ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats and provides recommendations to […]

    Dec 17, 2015 | Sara Chang

    National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of Dengue fever since 2001. This serves as another reminder among a constant stream of the ways that local public health is impacted by international disease. Zika virus, another mosquito-borne febrile agent, also […]

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

    NASTAD Releases White Paper on Drug User Health and ACA Opportunities

    The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) has released a white paper titled “Modernizing Public Health to Meet the Needs of People Who Use Drugs: Affordable Care Act Opportunities.” The paper was a collaboration with the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and assesses new financing and delivery models for […]

    Oct 26, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

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