Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
Join National Public Health Week’s 5th annual Twitter chat on April 8

Join National Public Health Week’s 5th annual Twitter chat on April 8

National Public Health Week is right around the corner. Are you ready to join public health enthusiasts throughout the nation for the 5th annual Twitter chat?
‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In his third annual “state of public health” address for Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden tackles a smorgasbord of pressing health issues. Photo courtesy CDC/ Kathryn Foti
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March 27 news: Antibiotic-resistance, air pollution and anxiety, House approves Medicare changes

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, March 27, 2015.

March 26 news: Tips from former smokers, Indiana HIV outbreak, EPA and the Supreme Court

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

March 25 news (County Health Rankings edition): How healthy are St. Louis, Northeast Ohio, New Jersey and others?

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

APHA, planners announce grants to fight chronic disease

APHA affiliates to work with coalitions, utilizing grants through Plan4Health, to combat lack of physical activity and nutritious foods.
RWJF’s Michelle Larkin discusses 2015 County Health Rankings

RWJF’s Michelle Larkin discusses 2015 County Health Rankings

Public Health Newswire caught up with RWJF Interim Vice President of Program Portfolios Michelle A. Larkin to discuss the 2015 County Health Rankings.

March 24 news: Tuberculosis, Alzheimer’s diagnoses, smoking and fetuses

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
On ACA’s fifth anniversary, share your story with APHA

On ACA’s fifth anniversary, share your story with APHA

A fan of APHA’s Facebook page and commenter on one of our posts, Kansas resident Jenny Stronstad, shared her ACA story with Public Health Newswire.

March 23 news (Affordable Care Act edition): ACA turns 5, President Obama statement, 16.4 million have gotten insurance

Check out today's public health news on Monday, March 23, 2015.

AJPH study: Installing breathalyzers in cars could lower drunk driving injuries and deaths

Alcohol ignition interlock devices might be the key to lowering drunk driving-related deaths and injuries according to new research from the American Journal of Public Health.

March 20 news: Sobriety tests in cars, global climate deal, malaria research

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, March 20, 2015.
New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

Michael Botticelli, the new director of national drug control policy, discussed our nation's drug use epidemic in a meeting with APHA members.
APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

While we've seen improvements under the Affordable Care Act, health disparities persist. Health leaders and policymakers took up the conversation during The Atlantic Health Forum yesterday in Washington, D.C.