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Giving thanks for public health professionals

Giving thanks for public health professionals

Join us in celebrating Public Health Thank You Day – a time to honor the public health heroes dedicated to protecting us from health threats.
de Beaumont Foundation's Brian Castrucci on new public health workforce data

de Beaumont Foundation’s Brian Castrucci on new public health workforce data

Public Health Newswire talked to de Beaumont Foundation Chief Program and Strategy Officer Brian Castrucci to discuss new public health workforce data.
APHA pushes for health workforce diversity on Capitol Hill

APHA pushes for health workforce diversity on Capitol Hill

Public health in the U.S. is facing a workforce crisis. We don’t have enough practicing professionals to care for our population. But we can help strengthen the workforce by tapping into an often overlooked resource.
Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International professional fellow in non-profit development Yassine Kalboussi, a native of Tunisia, spent a month at APHA to both learn about the U.S. public health system and how to advocate for bolstered public health services in his home nation.
APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.
Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
Thank you, public health professionals!

Thank you, public health professionals!

Today is Public Health Thank You Day! APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations are joining together to honor public health professionals who work to protect the health of all Americans.
Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

What are the most important job responsibilities of public health professionals? That’s the question the National Board of Public Health Examiners, or NBPHE, is hoping to answer.
Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

In December, the Public Health Accreditation Board updated “Standards and Measures” to address today’s public health reality.