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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.
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.