APHA's 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, themed "Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span," kicked off on Sunday with an Opening Session featuring addresses from U.S. Rep. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Reed Tuckson of United Health Group and more. Photos courtesy EZ Event Photography
On Nov. 6, Americans will head to the polls to vote for the next U.S. president. Whether voters choose Democratic candidate President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, may depend on which health platforms they support.
For many uninsured Americans, Medicaid expansion is critical: States’ decisions have lifesaving impact
Health officials in Washington have been working to revamp and expand the state’s Medicaid program since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It is a complex undertaking, expected to bring more than 300,000 residents into the coverage fold.
First the first time, two trends in preventable death have crossed data paths, one highlighting a public health success and the other a growing problem. Poisoning deaths, many attributable to prescription drug overdoses, now outnumber deaths due to motor vehicle crashes, reported officials at the ASTHO annual meeting.
Just a few days ago at a school in Sarasota, Fla., USDA's Kevin Concannon saw how a little creativity in the kitchen is helping make a big difference in encouraging kids to eat healthier. Concannon shared his insights Thursday with state health officers at the ASTHO annual meeting.
Nearly every day, the Mental Health Center of Western Maryland gets calls from people who need care but have no insurance and cannot afford to pay out of pocket.
When Mary Casagrande was teaching seventh-grade students in East Palo Alto, Calif., she always found a way to incorporate her passion for health into the lessons. Eventually that passion led her to become a community health advocate, but she still felt like something was missing.
CDC Deputy Director Judith Monroe kicked off an APHA Midyear Meeting session Wednesday with jellyfish. Not actual jellyfish. A story about jellyfish, as a metaphor for the kind of adaptation and transformation that public health must undergo.
Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick addressed the 2012 APHA Midyear Meeting this week in Charlotte, N.C, addressing how public health can thrive in a changing health care landscape.
It's graduation season. Hear what's on the horizon for public health education, why it's never been more important and what prospects await the class of 2012 from the Association of Schools of Public Health's Harrison Spencer.
Former APHA President and CDC Director Bill Foege today received the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation's highest civilian honor — during a White House ceremony. Public Health Newswire asked Foege about this achievement, his passion for public health and his advice for future leaders.
It's been two years since the president signed the historic health reform bill into law. Jeffrey Levi, of Trust for America's Health, talks about the law's biggest accomplishments to date and the great potential it holds for public health and prevention.