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Creating the Healthiest Nation: Protecting Our Future

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Protecting Our Future

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shares his thoughts on the past year and APHA's many accomplishments in his message from the 2017 APHA Annual Report.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
EPA reverses delay of ozone standard in a win for public health

EPA reverses delay of ozone standard in a win for public health

Reversing the decision to delay the new standards strengthens protections from smog-producing ozone and helps improve our nation’s health.
Your donation makes a difference

Your donation makes a difference

Our nation faces huge public health challenges. We need to protect the gains made in recent years and engage new partners as we ensure the right to health. We need your help.
APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Denver!

APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Denver!

It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome you to APHA 2016!
Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

The Clean Power Plan protects against air pollution and climate change, argues APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin in The Huffington Post.
Help us create the healthiest nation during National Public Health Week

Help us create the healthiest nation during National Public Health Week

Despite tremendous improvements in health, Americans live shorter lives and suffer worse health outcomes than people in many other high-income countries. We're working this week to change that.
APHA's Benjamin in The Guardian: 'Time for public health response' to gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin in The Guardian: ‘Time for public health response’ to gun violence

To reverse the gun violence epidemic – and it’s important that we say “epidemic” – we must do the same thing we’d do for any infectious disease outbreak.
APHA's Benjamin on gun violence in San Bernardino County

APHA’s Benjamin on gun violence in San Bernardino County

“Today is an emotional day at APHA after yesterday’s tragic events in San Bernardino, California. This incident of gun violence is deeply personal, as it took place at a county health department celebration."
APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Chicago!

APHA’s Dr. Benjamin: Welcome to Chicago!

I am so incredibly excited to welcome you all to my hometown — the great city of Chicago!
APHA's Benjamin: 'Why our justice system is a hazard to our health'

APHA’s Benjamin: ‘Why our justice system is a hazard to our health’

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.
Child nutrition: The key to creating the healthiest nation

Child nutrition: The key to creating the healthiest nation

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.