Funding
White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

White House proposes $1.1 billion to stop prescription drug overdose and heroin use

Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

Last Friday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Trust for America’s Health Deputy Director Rich Hamburg joined USA Today and Cigna in a forum to explore solutions to building healthier communities.
Plan4Health announces 17 new coalitions, $2.25 million investment

Plan4Health announces 17 new coalitions, $2.25 million investment

Public health planning is spreading coast to coast.
House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

Fifty years after a landmark public health victory handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans are not getting the reproductive health care they need, according to panelists at a Washington, D.C. briefing in June.
Social impact bonds: Can public health funding result from its outcomes?

Social impact bonds: Can public health funding result from its outcomes?

A unique financing mechanism presents opportunities to fund public health interventions based on performance.
Senate passes budget that batters public health

Senate passes budget that batters public health

For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health.
House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health.
Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Today is National PrepareAthon! Day, the perfect time for Americans to learn how to prepare for disasters. But how do cities take action? The Big Cities Health Coalition visited Capitol Hill this week to urge policymakers to restore emergency preparedness funding.
Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
HRSA outlines funding request in president’s budget

HRSA outlines funding request in president’s budget

Following President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, a panel of Health Resources and Services Administration administrators met at APHA to discuss the agency’s plans to deploy the budget in the coming year.

5 ways the omnibus spending bill impacts public health

Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act last week. Find out how this new budget affects our nation's health.