In a national call with health leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh underscored the need for continued action to protect the public from the dangers of air pollution.
A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
We set out to make public health a conversation for all-comers. By the time it was over the 2014 National Public Health Week Twitter Chat took over the country.
Whether you reside in Clallam County, Wash., Miami-Dade County, Fla., or somewhere in between, where you live affects your health. That’s the conclusion of the 2014 County Health Rankings report released today.
With the move by leading health care retailer CVS to remove tobacco products from its stores, pressure is mounting on other pharmaceutical retailers to do the same.
About 30 senators took turns speaking through the night Monday into early Tuesday to urge congressional action on climate change.
Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.
Before last week's announcement by CVS Caremark, stopping the sale of tobacco products was a public health goal far out of reach. But advocates now seek to build on the momentum.
Longtime APHA member John Lundell had to leave last year’s APHA Annual Meeting early to return home to Iowa in time for Election Day. He was running for mayor.
A “do-nothing” Congress? So far. Halfway through the 113th Congress legislators passed fewer bills in 2013 than in any other year, but they still took action on important legislation with implications for public health.
An annual report tracking the adoption of essential traffic safety laws among states was released Wednesday, revealing new cause for concern.
Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.