In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden defined the 2014 state of public health — and how APHA and public health professionals can improve the nation’s health with “six essential components for success.”
Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.
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.
In this issue of The Nation’s Health, first lady Michelle Obama talks about Let's Move and the role public health can play in the effort.
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.
The annual United Nations General Assembly brings together world leaders for “international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields.”
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy isn’t afraid to open up about mental health, or Suicide Prevention Month.
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.
Read our newest Q&A with Jim Hester, a senior advisor on population health systems, on why he thinks innovation holds tremendous promise for solving the nation’s greatest challenges in population health.
They’re more than 175 organizations strong and represent millions of health professionals, educators and consumers — but why are they “Friends of the Health Resources and Services Administration?”
A new flu virus has recently emerged in China, putting health officials around the world, including those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on alert. Read more from APHA's Get Ready blog. Photo courtesy CDC/James Gathany