The justice system in the United States is designed to punish — and rehabilitate if possible — people who have committed crimes as a tool to secure public safety. But we've realized the justice system is terrible for our health.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses the importance of child nutrition and the role of schools in delivering in a guest post published on USDA's blog.
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.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.
During National Public Health Week, APHA and EPA are shining a light on the harmful health effects of climate change and making the case for strong climate action.
Twenty years ago, former U.S. President Bill Clinton signed Proclamation 6776 recognizing National Public Health Week. Twenty years later, we’re kicking off National Public Health Week with a bold goal tied to this year’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030.”
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
With the new year upon us, I’d like to share five lessons we “re-learned” from Ebola and other health events in 2014.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, wrote an op-ed to U.S News and World Report on the health benefits that "sugar-sweetened beverage taxes" can have on American population health. View the article in its entirety online.