APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

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.
NPHW forum: Creating healthiest nation requires addressing social determinants of health

NPHW forum: Creating healthiest nation requires addressing social determinants of health

Public health experts discussed an array of issues critical to making the U.S. the healthiest nation Monday during a kick-off forum for National Public Health Week.
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.
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.
‘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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Q&A with OMH's J. Nadine Gracia: April is National Minority Health Month

Q&A with OMH’s J. Nadine Gracia: April is National Minority Health Month

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.
Announcing the NPHW “We Can Do Better” contest winners!

Announcing the NPHW “We Can Do Better” contest winners!

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.

April 24 news: Binge drinking, synthetic marijuana, questions on gun habits

Check out today's public health news on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

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.
Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

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.

April 22 news: Surgeon General Murthy sworn in today, Earth Day, how livable is your community?

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA's 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA’s 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

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.

April 20 news: Surgeon General on Facebook, happiness detectable through sweat, fighting off Ebola

Check out today's public health news on Monday, April 20, 2015.
AJPH study: E-cigarette users less likely to stop, cut back on cigarette smoking

AJPH study: E-cigarette users less likely to stop, cut back on cigarette smoking

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.

Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

April 16 news: Divorce and heart health, Florida Medicaid, organ donors on Facebook

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, April 16, 2015.