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.
The Health Insurance Marketplace has officially opened for business, allowing Americans and small businesses in every state to obtain personalized health coverage to fit their individual, family or employees’ needs.
Last month, the White House honored APHA member Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, with a “Champions of Change” award for her efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, as a result, chronic disease problems.
Jennifer Bard, an APHA member, was recently selected for the Scholars in Residence Program and will work with local health officials in Lubbock, Texas, to explore legal options to address bed bugs.
As National Public Health Week begins, APHA’s diverse membership is all over the U.S. highlighting issues that are important to improving the nation’s health. Leaders from several APHA member Sections spoke to Public Health Newswire on what this year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” means to them.
Today’s reflection on the public health impact of Roe v. Wade was submitted to us by Lisa Maldonado, MPH, an APHA member, former co-chair of APHA’s Abortion Task Force and former chair of APHA’s Latino Caucus.
We continue our series of reflections from reproductive health advocates on how the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case has impacted public health with a contribution from Tracy A. Weitz, PhD, MPA, an APHA member and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
In the coming days leading up to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize abortion, we will be featuring a variety of guest posts from APHA members and reproductive health advocates who have reflected on the impact the landmark case has had on public health....
In a new Institute of Medicine commentary out today, APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines how the Affordable Care Act presents many opportunities for transforming the delivery of essential public health services and for improving population health.
As a county health director in Wisconsin, Gretchen Sampson helped create a preparedness consortium that has become a national model for health departments and was recently awarded by APHA for her work. Hear why she says advancing information technology is critical to public health. Photo courtesy EZ Event Photography
Read our exclusive interview with Paul Walker, PhD, winner of the 2012 Sidel-Levy Award for Peace, as he shares his thoughts on about the intersection of public health and peace. Photo courtesy EZ Event Photography
Since 2003, APHA member Carolyn Clancy, MD, has played a central role in the American health system. As director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Clancy spearheads its mission: “to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.”