APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
APHA releases new health systems transformation guide

APHA releases new health systems transformation guide

APHA has long championed the many ways the Affordable Care Act can improve public health. But how does the public health community turn the law’s potential into better health outcomes?
APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

Health insurance is here to stay for more than 6 million Americans.
FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA won cheers from the public health community today in announcing its final determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer recognized as safe.
New ‘Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web’ improves access to text

New ‘Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web’ improves access to text

The updated platform from APHA and Unbound Medicine includes content from the 20th edition of the renowned sourcebook on infectious disease.
2015 APHA Annual Meeting registration now open

2015 APHA Annual Meeting registration now open

Registration and housing for APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, opened today.
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Medicare at 50: What does it look like now and in the future?

Medicare at 50: What does it look like now and in the future?

Today is the 50th anniversary of Medicare (along with Medicaid). Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the program into legislation, Medicare — originally a basic insurance program — has transformed to provide quality coverage to 55 million Americans.

July 30 news: Medicare, prostate cancer, West Nile

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

July 29 news: ACA benefiting millions, drought, e-cigarettes

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
APHA, reproductive health advocates support Planned Parenthood in letter to Congress

APHA, reproductive health advocates support Planned Parenthood in letter to Congress

APHA, along with more than 90 organizations, signed onto a letter to House and Senate leadership in support of Planned Parenthood.

July 27 news: E-cigarettes, advice for new moms, breast cancer

Check out today's public health news on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Ebola: What does it look like a year later?

Ebola: What does it look like a year later?

A year ago, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa met the definition of a “public health emergency of international concern.” Today, control of the disease remains a critical priority.
APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation's health

APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation’s health

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

July 24 news: Salmonella in sushi, disability and poverty, obesity

Check out today's public health news on Friday, July 24, 2015.

July 23 news: Alzheimer’s, emergency contraception, HIV drugs

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
APHA webinar defines racism, explores its impact on health

APHA webinar defines racism, explores its impact on health

Violence and civil unrest in communities across the country have re-generated the discussion around racism in the U.S. APHA leads the conversation this summer with a four-part webinar series, exploring the connections between racism and health disparities.
APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.
The Nation’s Health (Storify): 'Racism and Health'

The Nation’s Health (Storify): ‘Racism and Health’

Check out The Nation's Health's Storify recap of APHA's first of a four-part webinar series, "Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of the Nation."