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‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In his third annual “state of public health” address for Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden tackles a smorgasbord of pressing health issues. Photo courtesy CDC/ Kathryn Foti
From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

Super Bowl XLIX is just two days away, but the greatest NFL news story is about a public health hero — not a deflated football.
2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

Paid sick leave. Reproductive care. Climate change. Ebola. And of course, the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama highlighted key public health issues last night in his 2015 State of the Union address last night.
APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
APHA's Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

APHA’s Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

With the new year upon us, I’d like to share five lessons we “re-learned” from Ebola and other health events in 2014.
APHA Executive Director Benjamin: 'Soda taxes can improve our health'

APHA Executive Director Benjamin: ‘Soda taxes can improve our health’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, wrote an op-ed to U.S News and World Report on the health benefits that "sugar-sweetened beverage taxes" can have on American population health. View the article in its entirety online.
‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

APHA talked to Jim Skiera of the International Society of Arboriculture about the potential for 'urban forests' to improve public health.
Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses how schools can take a risk-based approach to protect students and staff against health threats in a commentary published today in Education Week.
Ebola doesn't abide by borders

Ebola doesn’t abide by borders

Should the U.S. ban travel to Ebola-affected countries? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin argues "no" in a commentary published today in U.S. News & World Report.
HHS' Janet Wright: 'Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017'

HHS’ Janet Wright: ‘Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017′

Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. It’s a staggering number, but one that our nation’s health leaders have turned into hope.
APHA campus liaison: Bringing public health to Nicaragua

APHA campus liaison: Bringing public health to Nicaragua

Swapna Bhatia, APHA’s Region III campus liaison at Drexel University, traveled to Nicaragua this summer to pilot an innovative health insurance program.
'One Key Question' to revolutionize reproductive, public health

‘One Key Question’ to revolutionize reproductive, public health

A public health movement in Oregon — where doctors query every woman of reproductive age — could make women and families healthier across the nation. It's called "One Key Question."