The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education.
Health equity is one of APHA’s foundational values. Yesterday, it became the centerpiece of a proposed federal law.
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public hearings for its Clean Power Plan, which proposed the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.
As part of the summer's Public Health ACTion campaign, this week, APHA gathered tips from a media savvy Google Hangout panel. Find out what the experts had to say to help public health enthusiasts improve their media advocacy skills.
The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.
Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled to weaken federal funding mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Then the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., ruled the opposite.
In a briefing last week, Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed outcomes from the six-month open-enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.