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.
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.