(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
Is public health a ‘dirty word?’

Is public health a ‘dirty word?’

Public health may be a “dirty word” to people not in the public health community.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Jon Stewart's public health hits

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Jon Stewart’s public health hits

Since 1999, Jon Stewart has been the most trusted comedian in nightly news. As he steps down from behind "The Daily Show's" desk this week, we remember some of his greatest public health hits.
White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

The recently announced Clean Power Plan will prioritize public health by reducing carbon pollution from power plants throughout the nation.
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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APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

Should gun violence be treated as a public health issue? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, joined CBS News last week to discuss how public health can address this growing crisis.

Aug. 31 news: Celebrities help and hurt health campaigns, power outages, health reform

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.

Aug. 28 news: Is gun violence a public health issue? E-cigarette study, health care disparities

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Aug. 27 news: Global life expectancy, sleepy surgeons, bakery recall

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
‘We will not realize the American dream’ until racism in health care changes

‘We will not realize the American dream’ until racism in health care changes

We know countless ways that racism harms our nation’s health. What may not be widely understood is the racism that isn’t seen can be the most destructive.
The Nation's Health (Storify): 7 reasons to be an APHA member

The Nation’s Health (Storify): 7 reasons to be an APHA member

Maybe you let your membership lapse, or maybe you've been toying with the idea of joining, but haven't put pen to paper — or fingers to keyboard — quite yet. Whatever your reasons, it's time to commit to public health by becoming a member of APHA.

Aug. 26 news: Black Breastfeeding Week, childhood obesity, universal flu vaccine

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Aug. 25 news: APHA members speak, dementia news, norovirus, diversity in fitness

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.
APHA’s Benjamin: One of '100 most influential people in health care'

APHA’s Benjamin: One of ‘100 most influential people in health care’

Between U.S. Supreme Court justices and the Food and Drug Administration’s chief officer, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, has again been recognized as one of health care’s foremost leaders.

Aug. 24 news: National Immunization Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood clinics, Jimmy Carter

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
APHA Get Ready: Share our e-card for National Immunization Awareness Month

APHA Get Ready: Share our e-card for National Immunization Awareness Month

We can’t believe it’s August already, but we’re ready for National Immunization Awareness Month. You probably know something about vaccines, but we all need to make sure we’re up to date. So remind the people you care about with our new e-card, just in time for flu season.

Aug. 21 news: Celebrities influencing public health, back-to-school vaccinations, contact lenses

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.