Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new mandatory funding to combat prescription opioid abuse.
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.
Public health planning is spreading coast to coast.
This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
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.
Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act last week. Find out how this new budget affects our nation's health.