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National Public Health Week: Start With Us

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

APHA's Georges Benjamin kicks off National Public Health Week 2014 with a call to action on The Huffington Post.
APHA's Benjamin: ACA's fourth birthday worth celebrating

APHA’s Benjamin: ACA’s fourth birthday worth celebrating

The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" is now four years old and March 31 brings to a close the first major enrollment period of our nation's health reform law. And there is good reason to celebrate.
APHA's Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Boston!

APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Boston!

It's my pleasure to welcome you to APHA's 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition! In the past year, APHA staff and members have been hard at work organizing another dynamic and vibrant Annual Meeting.
Health Insurance Marketplace lets Americans choose low-cost, life-saving health benefits

Health Insurance Marketplace lets Americans choose low-cost, life-saving health benefits

The Health Insurance Marketplace has officially opened for business, allowing Americans and small businesses in every state to obtain personalized health coverage to fit their individual, family or employees’ needs.

Transforming the public health system: What are we learning?

In a new Institute of Medicine commentary out today, APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines how the Affordable Care Act presents many opportunities for transforming the delivery of essential public health services and for improving population health.

Thank you, public health

As we celebrate the many blessings afforded to us this Thanksgiving, APHA asks you to honor the hundreds of thousands of public health professionals who work each year to make communities healthier and safer than ever before.

Investing in population health: A roadmap for the future

A new Institute of Medicine report calls for greater, more efficient public health funding. Find out what the report's recommendations mean for public health practice from APHA's Georges Benjamin in his recent post on the Health Affairs Blog.
Supreme Court should uphold Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court should uphold Affordable Care Act

APHA's Georges Benjamin was too young to witness the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education debate. The ruling overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and declared “separate but equal” education unconstitutional. He argues this week's hearings were just as important, and the justices should do the right thing the first time.

Prevention funding: One step forward, two steps back

Hear what APHA's Georges Benjamin thinks about recent cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the prospects for prevention in a recent post on the Health Affairs Blog.

Using public policy as a tool to improve health

While much of the debate about improving the nation's health has focused on insurance coverage and reform, a lot of what influences wellness falls outside the traditional health system. APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin reports from a recent forum on how public policy is an essential tool for improving health.
Welcome to Public Health Newswire

Welcome to Public Health Newswire

We are excited to launch Public Health Newswire, a portal for public health news, opinion and exchange brought to you by APHA. Check it out, and let us know what you think.