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.
Congress released its spending package for fiscal year 2014 late Monday with implications for a range of public health priorities.
A new standard to protect public health from carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change is now open for public comment.
It’s been a remarkable year in public health news. From the Affordable Care Act and government shutdown to health department accreditation and the role of technology, public health has made headlines.
A new ad out this week tells Hollywood executives that their box office products can be lethal.
University of Pennsylvania professor and newly minted APHA President-elect Shiriki Kumanyika tells us about her work, why she's so hopeful about the future public health workforce and why the new APHA will lead to greater impact for health.
When disaster happens, whether it’s close to home or far away, it can spark many emotions. Learn how you can better cope and respond to the devastation in the Philippines while also preparing for emergency at home.