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Many Sports-Related Concussions May Go Untreated in Children, Study Finds

posted June 24, 2016, 10:06 AM by

// // Nearly 2 million children may be suffering sports- and recreation-related concussions (SRRCs) every year, and many of those may go untreated, according to a new study published today.

Researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research…

Skin cancer will hit 1 in 5–learn how to protect yourself

posted June 14, 2016, 2:36 PM by

One if five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. There are different types of skin cancer, and they each have different treatments and…

Depression in young adults linked to social media use

posted June 10, 2016, 10:29 AM by

Young adults who use social media frequently are at a higher risk for depression, a recent study finds.

The risk was especially higher in younger women who had a high school education or less, according to research published in April…

DHHS Division of Public Health Achieves National Accreditation

posted June 2, 2016, 2:37 PM by

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Nebraska now joins 18 other state health departments that have achieved this distinction since the accreditation process…

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

posted May 20, 2016, 10:21 AM by

We believe a healthy city/county is economically competitive, inclusive and equitable. That’s why we’re calling on cities and counties across the country to join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation,…

Webinar: APHA’s Strategic Plan

posted May 4, 2016, 1:48 PM by

We hope that you will join us on May 12, 2016 at 1:00-2:00 pm CT as Dr. Susan Polan discusses APHA’s strategic plan and how your Affiliate can engage and support our efforts. Please click on the link below…

$1 million challenge to insert play into cities

posted May 4, 2016, 1:43 PM by

An important part of planning for kid and family friendly cities is access to places for to play.

On April 19, Naudy Martinez with KaBOOM! presented at Tuesdays at APA on the concept of  “Transforming Everyday Places for Play.” Through the…