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.
Hear from the administrator of APHA's Twitter account, @publichealth, to explore the role Twitter plays in advancing public health.
The annual United Nations General Assembly brings together world leaders for “international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields.”
Read our newest Q&A with Jim Hester, a senior advisor on population health systems, on why he thinks innovation holds tremendous promise for solving the nation’s greatest challenges in population health.
A new flu virus has recently emerged in China, putting health officials around the world, including those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on alert. Read more from APHA's Get Ready blog. Photo courtesy CDC/James Gathany
This year’s National Public Health Week theme paid homage to public health’s ROI, or return on investment, emphasizing its proven value in savings of both lives and money. ROI is a chief objective at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP.
Public health plays a vital role in providing a health equity lens to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. APHA member Lillian Shirley, MPA, MPH, shares how Oregon has been working with community stakeholders and local health leaders to meet the needs of an entire population.
Health reform is a catalyst for innovation. So writes Terry Allan, health commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Ohio in the latest in a Public Health Newswire series on the impact of the Affordable Care Act marking the law’s third anniversary.
This year’s NPHW will take place April 1-5. Through the theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” NPHW 2013 will recognize the tremendous value of public health in our lives – at home, in schools, at the workplace, on the move and in the community.
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, Sharon L. Camp, PhD, MA, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute reviews data and policy surrounding abortion in the U.S. since the landmark ruling.