With his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama announced some targeted investments in public health but overall funding for core programs was “disappointing,” according to APHA.
Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.
Congress released its spending package for fiscal year 2014 late Monday with implications for a range of public health priorities.
In a report released today by NDD United and sponsored by APHA, the stories of real people explain how sequestration has made the nation’s people sicker, poorer and less secure.
As the third week of the government shutdown begins, public health’s workforce is increasingly strained to provide vital services with graver threats looming ahead.
As the federal government shutdown shuttered many public health programs and services, public health leaders spoke out about its possible dire effects.
Today at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the U.S. federal government partially shut down as Congress failed to pass federal spending bills for fiscal year 2014. APHA answers four public health questions in light of the government shutdown.
HIV/AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, fewer people are using tobacco and more sidewalks and bike lanes are paving the way to increased physical activity in communities across the country – all thanks to public health measures made possible by important federal funding.
APHA rolled out its newest public health infographic today to amplify a continuing drumbeat around public health’s major contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
Nutrition assistance programs, including shool meals, are at risk in the farm bill being debated in the House of Representatives this week.
Following last week’s release of President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget, CDC's Tom Frieden shed light on the impact of proposed funding levels for CDC. The overall decreased budget which includes cuts along with increases, offers a bitter sweet outlook on the agency's public health efforts.
Against a backdrop of tough fiscal constraints, Mary Wakefield, chief administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, came to APHA to discuss the impact the White House budget proposal will have on the agency looking forward to next year.