Briefs
What does Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination mean for public health?

What does Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination mean for public health?

Here’s a summary of key findings from APHA’s brief.
New APHA report: Can leveraging women’s health care narrow gaps in black men’s health?

New APHA report: Can leveraging women’s health care narrow gaps in black men’s health?

A new APHA brief discusses an innovative strategy to narrow gaps in black men's health.
APHA, partners tell Supreme Court: Protect reproductive health in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole

APHA, partners tell Supreme Court: Protect reproductive health in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole

APHA and public health deans, department chairs and faculty sent a clear message to the Supreme Court yesterday: Texas H.B. 2 must be reversed.

APHA e-tool provides guidance for tracking public health policy

APHA and the Public Health Foundation have jointly released a tool for health departments to measure and improve performance for public health policies.

American Journal of Public Health e-reader available Aug. 16, offers unique tools

On Aug. 16, the American Journal of Public Health is releasing an e-Reader version of its online and print products, which publishes original work in public health research. e-Readers will be free for members, with instructions available on the Journal’s website.

Farm bill’s impact on public health featured in new APHA issue brief

Landmark legislation with major implications for public health reached a critical point Tuesday as the U.S. Senate began voting on the future of the farm bill, which governs the nation’s food and agricultural policies.

Webinar: Public health vital to climate change adaptation

APHA and the CDC have been supporting a webinar series to better equip state and local public health professionals with the latest knowledge and research on climate change. The first of two webinars this year, held last week, focused on the crucial role of climate change policy in helping the public health community prepare for...

New APHA policies address a range of public health concerns

APHA adopted 23 policies at its 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in late 2011. Passed by APHA’s Governing Council, the newly adopted policies address a broad range of public health issues, from reproductive health to public health education and workforce. Learn more about the policies.
A challenge for public health

A challenge for public health

Public health has done its best work when nothing happens. But when nothing “bad” happens, people don’t know public health is to thank. APHA’s Georges Benjamin says that has to change. Read more from his message in APHA’s 2011 Annual Report.

Report: 10 years after 9/11, are we more prepared?

Ten years after the 9/11 terror attacks, have we become a safer, more prepared nation? That was the question posed to 1,000 first responders, law enforcement, public health officials and others as part of a national survey out today that examines how equipped the nation is to respond to the next crisis.
Why health reform can’t succeed without public health

Why health reform can’t succeed without public health

The year-old health reform law takes important steps to reorient the nation’s health system toward disease prevention and health promotion. But achieving the goals of the sweeping health measure is at risk without sustained, adequate investment in the public health workforce, says a new report from APHA.
8 steps to take to ensure health reform succeeds

8 steps to take to ensure health reform succeeds

Late last year, hundreds of public health leaders and practitioners convened to discuss the implications of the law for the public health community. Here’s what we need to do...