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The Nation's Health: FEMA's Charlotte Porter on National Preparedness Month

The Nation’s Health: FEMA’s Charlotte Porter on National Preparedness Month

When Charlotte Porter, MPH, took over as deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division early this year, she already had preparedness in her sights for years.
(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

As secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell has the health of the nation in her hands.
APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation's health

APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation’s health

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

On ASK Day, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross urges parents to ask one vital question before sending their children over to play.
Q&A with Darren Mays: Indoor tanning warnings that include vivid images work best

Q&A with Darren Mays: Indoor tanning warnings that include vivid images work best

Public Health Newswire talked to Darren Mays, PhD, MPH, to take a deep look at tanning, skin cancer and communication tools for prevention.
Social Media Week Q&A: Making public health gains through LinkedIn

Social Media Week Q&A: Making public health gains through LinkedIn

Public Health Newswire checked in with Patrick Benko, administrator of APHA’s LinkedIn page, during Social Media Week.
Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Hear from the administrator of APHA's Twitter account, @publichealth, to explore the role Twitter plays in advancing public health.
APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

Public Health Newswire caught up with Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, to find out how public health is working right now to prevent sexual violence on college campuses.
Social Media Week Q&A: Using Facebook to advance public health

Social Media Week Q&A: Using Facebook to advance public health

In honor of Social Media Week we're chatting with members of APHA's social media team. Today, learn more about how APHA has advanced public health with its Facebook presence.
Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Public Health Newswire spoke to APHA member Faisal Khan, director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, about the department's response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as the one-year anniversary nears.
Part I — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: New name, new strategy

Part I — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: New name, new strategy

Public Health Newswire spoke to APHA member Faisal Khan, director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, about the new era of public health in his department and the value that APHA brings to his work — and health departments nationwide.