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.
President Barack Obama’s long-awaited fiscal year 2014 budget announced Wednesday was met with mixed emotion among health groups. The overall 2014 budget promises to cancel the $1 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect last month.
From vaccinations and seatbelt safety to tobacco cessation programs and fluoridated water, a new video from APHA demonstrates the powerful return on investment of public health interventions in saving lives and money.
As of Oct. 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a total of 247 illnesses and 19 deaths caused by the meningitis outbreak. Investigators have now widened their focus to other drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (Mass.), the source of the original steroid medication that allegedly caused the outbreak.
APHA recently published an infographic that illustrates how investments in public health and prevention funding can provide a major return on investment measured in both lives and money saved.
Tough cuts to federal public health funding loom large for local communities across the country as Congress nears its deadline to pass a federal deficit reduction plan.
Community Transformation Grants, or CTGs, funded as part of the Affordable Care Act, are strengthening health by working to reduce chronic disease and support healthier lifestyles. Only about a year into it, communities in California and Massachusetts are already seeing those grants make a difference.
Rank and file members of Congress fired up a crowd of nearly 200 advocates all with a stake in the looming sequester cuts at a rally outside the Capitol building Wednesday.
With the sequester showdown mounting, Emily Holubowich of the Coalition for Public Health Funding walks us through some of the cuts in play and how they will impact public health.