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.
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.
Check out today's public health news on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
APHA, along with more than 90 organizations, signed onto a letter to House and Senate leadership in support of Planned Parenthood.
Check out today's public health news on Monday, July 27, 2015.
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.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Check out today's public health news on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Check out today's public health news on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
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.
Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.
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."