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(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

(Video) Turning our culture of punishment into a culture of prevention

The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation's health

APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation’s health

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.
APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
APHA's Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

APHA’s Benjamin on public health: What we learned in 2014

With the new year upon us, I’d like to share five lessons we “re-learned” from Ebola and other health events in 2014.
APHA Executive Director Benjamin: 'Soda taxes can improve our health'

APHA Executive Director Benjamin: ‘Soda taxes can improve our health’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, wrote an op-ed to U.S News and World Report on the health benefits that "sugar-sweetened beverage taxes" can have on American population health. View the article in its entirety online.

Thank you, public health

As we celebrate the many blessings afforded to us this Thanksgiving, APHA asks you to honor the hundreds of thousands of public health professionals who work each year to make communities healthier and safer than ever before.