Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. In March, APHA published a new report highlighting the efforts of state and local health agencies and one tribal nation to address the root causes of health inequities.
Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, deputy assistant secretary for minority health and director of the Office of Minority Health, spoke to Public Health Newswire about tackling health disparities.
Check out the three fantastic winners of APHA's “We Can Do Better” contest, held during NPHW 2015, where we asked individuals, families and communities to show us how they are working to make the U.S. the healthiest nation by 2030.
Check out today's public health news on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Dr. Vivek Murthy’s journey to his post as the 19th surgeon general of the United States was much longer than the U.S. “top doc” position’s 18-month vacancy.
Today from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Vivek Murthy, MD, as the 19th U.S. surgeon general in a change of command ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Do you have a unique pet, or just a really cute one? Do you enjoy going to the zoo? Snap a photo of an animal in a preparedness pose and enter Ready, Pet, Go! APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest. The contest is using animals — of any kind — to promote emergency preparedness.
Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 20, 2015.
New research from the American Journal of Public Health draws question on e-cigarettes' role in smoking cessation.
April 17 news: E-cigarette use rises among teens, may not help smokers quit; public health funding by state
Check out today's public health news on Friday, April 17, 2015.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, April 16, 2015.