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Making public health a UN priority: A report from the UN General Assembly

Making public health a UN priority: A report from the UN General Assembly

The annual United Nations General Assembly brings together world leaders for “international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields.”
Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

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.
H7N9 influenza: What you should know now

H7N9 influenza: What you should know now

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
Public health approach to drug control

Public health approach to drug control

This year’s National Public Health Week theme paid homage to public health’s ROI, or return on investment, emphasizing its proven value in savings of both lives and money. ROI is a chief objective at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP.
A vision for implementing health reform in Oregon

A vision for implementing health reform in Oregon

Public health plays a vital role in providing a health equity lens to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. APHA member Lillian Shirley, MPA, MPH, shares how Oregon has been working with community stakeholders and local health leaders to meet the needs of an entire population.
Bridging clinical medicine and public health

Bridging clinical medicine and public health

Health reform is a catalyst for innovation. So writes Terry Allan, health commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Ohio in the latest in a Public Health Newswire series on the impact of the Affordable Care Act marking the law’s third anniversary.
Q&A with CDC’s Chris Portier on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Q&A with CDC’s Chris Portier on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

CDC's Chris Portier sheds light on how CDC responded to environmental health hazards and emergency preparedness needs of Hurricane Sandy and ways social media can help public health meet challenges for future natural disasters.
Want to celebrate National Public Health Week? Here’s how

Want to celebrate National Public Health Week? Here’s how

This year’s NPHW will take place April 1-5. Through the theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” NPHW 2013 will recognize the tremendous value of public health in our lives – at home, in schools, at the workplace, on the move and in the community.

As Roe v. Wade turns 40, a snapshot of abortion in the United States

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, Sharon L. Camp, PhD, MA, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute reviews data and policy surrounding abortion in the U.S. since the landmark ruling.

Q&A with CDC flu expert Michael Jhung

Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.

Q&A with Stephen Teret on gun policy reform

While the nation grieves over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., public health professionals are joining national policymakers, parents and community stakeholders in calling for meaningful action to prevent gun violence.
Q&A with Steven Whitman on social justice

Q&A with Steven Whitman on social justice

Steven Whitman, PhD, director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago, is the winner of the 2012 Helen Rodriguez-Trìas Social Justice Award. In this conversation, he explains ways the public health community can work toward improved social justice.