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APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation's health

APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation’s health

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

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.
APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

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.
National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

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 and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
APHA's Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

APHA’s Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

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 Benjamin: 'Soda taxes can improve our health'

APHA Executive Director Benjamin: ‘Soda taxes can improve our health’

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.
Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses how schools can take a risk-based approach to protect students and staff against health threats in a commentary published today in Education Week.
Ebola doesn't abide by borders

Ebola doesn’t abide by borders

Should the U.S. ban travel to Ebola-affected countries? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin argues "no" in a commentary published today in U.S. News & World Report.
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.