Loretta DiPietro, PhD, of The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health spoke to Public Health Newswire about the health implications of physical inactivity in America. Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
It’s a milestone year for one of the world’s foremost public health champions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrated 70 years of public health work and research this July with a special CDC Grand Rounds event entitled “Seven Decades of Firsts with Seven CDC Directors.”
CDC Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
July is national Park and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association wants you to get outside and get active.
Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
Learn how to enter your baby animal photos in this year's Get Ready emergency preparedness photo contest.
A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.
APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
The U. S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law Monday that imposed unnecessary restrictions on facilities and clinicians at reproductive health clinics and blocked access to abortion for women across the state.