Michael Botticelli, the new director of national drug control policy, discussed our nation's drug use epidemic in a meeting with APHA members.
While we've seen improvements under the Affordable Care Act, health disparities persist. Health leaders and policymakers took up the conversation during The Atlantic Health Forum yesterday in Washington, D.C.
Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.
While the least productive Congress in modern history drew to a close last week, our nation’s elected and appointed leaders still managed to advance key public health priorities in 2014.
The fate of stalled U.S. surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy rests with the Senate this week.
Before heading off to Liberia this week to cover the Ebola outbreak, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser stopped in Atlanta to pass along tips for communicating health news from the other side of the camera.
Influenza claims the lives of thousands annually, but two flu-related deaths sparked particular concern among health officials in spring 2009.
With the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general stalled, health groups today pledged strong support for his candidacy and urged senators to confirm him to the post.
On the eve of Earth Day, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss steps the Obama administration is taking to address climate change.
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.