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Ohio Ranks 2nd as Drug-Related Deaths Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing that the number of Americans who died from drug overdoses in 2016 increased by 21 percent over 2015.  This represents a 50 percent increase over five years and 225 percent increase since 1999. – From Trust for America’s Health, January 3, 2018.  Continue reading Ohio Ranks 2nd as Drug-Related Deaths Rise

Ohio Shows Strong at APHA

– By OPHA President-elect, Natalie DiPietro-Mager

Ohio and OPHA had a strong presence at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference which was held in Atlanta November 3-8. Over 40 members of OPHA attended, and presented over 11 different programs and posters. The OPHA Leadership Team represented OPHA at meetings of the statewide Public Health associations across the nation and for the Great Lakes region specifically.

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Report Details Climate Change Damage

A new report published by The Lancet  provides data on human deaths, the spread of infectious disease and other health effect directly due to climate change.  While the report, titled The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, claims some damage cannot be undone, it also says a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change is “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”.

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