To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
This week featured a big victory for public health and prevention — literally.
Does the nation’s health system discriminate by cultural background, or take diversity into consideration? On Wednesday, a panel of speakers announced a blueprint — formed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — to address these questions.
This week, Modern Healthcare, a leading health policy magazine, unveiled its annual list of the 50 most influential physician executives in health care.
Of the $77.2 billion the U.S. spends on health every year, 3 percent goes to preventing people from getting sick in the first place. An APHA panel of experts agreed that this statistic defines our nation’s struggling economic health.
New report reveals 20 percent of teen births are not a first child; death rates in rural hospitals on the rise; and the EPA suggests new standards for cleaner fuel and cars. Read these and more public health news stories for April 3, 2013.
Learn how Community Transformation Grants are bringing unprecedented systemic changes to community health through transportation improvements, disease prevention programs and healthy food initiatives since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act three years ago.
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.
As the three-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, Public Health Newswire is publishing a new series on the law’s impact since its enactment, written by contributing authors with varying public health perspectives.
Computerized nursing — a new trend in hospitals and other health care settings — is helping deliver quality care, according to a presenter at this week's Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston.