Prevention
White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health advocates can agree that shootings are a huge health issue, but gun violence also indicates community-wide health issues. Read what researchers have to say in this article from the January 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
APHA, Brady Campaign summit: ‘The tide is turning’ in gun violence epidemic

APHA, Brady Campaign summit: ‘The tide is turning’ in gun violence epidemic

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and APHA National Summit this week in Washington, D.C., is for the countless Americans affected by gun violence.
APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

Should gun violence be treated as a public health issue? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, joined CBS News last week to discuss how public health can address this growing crisis.
APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report a rape experience at some point in their lives, while 1 in 20 women and men experience a form of sexual violence other than rape.
APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.
APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
New CDC tobacco ads 'will save lives and save money'

New CDC tobacco ads ‘will save lives and save money’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.
Flu season intensifies across the US

Flu season intensifies across the US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

CVS Health's William Shrank, MD, spoke with APHA's Public Health Newswire about the company's decision to prioritize public health.
Truth campaign inspires youth to 'finish' smoking

Truth campaign inspires youth to ‘finish’ smoking

With youth smoking rates at their lowest level in 22 years, Legacy has launched the latest installment of the “truth” smoking prevention campaign to inspire youth to “finish it” once and for all by making tobacco use a thing of the past.