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APHA members explain ROI

APHA members explain ROI

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.

An unplanned pregnancy can derail your life

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.

Celebrate Roe v. Wade and demand more

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.

Realizing the public health promise of Roe v. Wade

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....

Transforming the public health system: What are we learning?

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.
Innovating public health: A Q&A with Gretchen Sampson

Innovating public health: A Q&A with Gretchen Sampson

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
Q&A with Paul Walker on public health and peace

Q&A with Paul Walker on public health and peace

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
AHRQ’s Clancy directs, protects health of all Americans

AHRQ’s Clancy directs, protects health of all Americans

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.”

APHA member makes the case for managed care before Congress

A little-recognized section of the health reform law includes a measure to establish coordinated medical homes, a type of system where a variety of health practitioners – from dentists to psychologists – are educated about an individual’s health status and work together to provide the type of care that person needs.

View from abroad: Time for US to learn from global public health community

Deborah Klein Walker is a vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates, and former APHA president Walker attended the 13th World Congress on Public Health, held April 23-27 in Ethiopia. She reflects on the meeting and discusses leading challenges in global public health and what is needed to achieve health equity for all.
'Promise of prevention': Q&A with Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America's Health

‘Promise of prevention’: Q&A with Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America’s Health

It's been two years since the president signed the historic health reform bill into law. Jeffrey Levi, of Trust for America's Health, talks about the law's biggest accomplishments to date and the great potential it holds for public health and prevention.
Behind the scenes of public health labs with APHL's Scott Becker

Behind the scenes of public health labs with APHL’s Scott Becker

Three years ago this April, Mexico reported the first cases of H1N1 influenza putting public health officials around the globe on high alert. We asked the Association of Public Health Laboratories' Scott Becker about the early days of the pandemic, lessons learned and challenges facing public health labs today.