Today is the 50th anniversary of Medicare (along with Medicaid). Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the program into legislation, Medicare — originally a basic insurance program — has transformed to provide quality coverage to 55 million Americans.
A year ago, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa met the definition of a “public health emergency of international concern.” Today, control of the disease remains a critical priority.
Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
Did you catch the latest public health findings from the American Journal of Public Health? Read on to hear the latest and check out what media outlets had to say about the new research.
Last week APHA hosted a webinar to discuss how King v. Burwell, which kept tax credits available to individuals who purchased health insurance on the federal government's exchange, will affect the our nation’s health moving forward.
APHA has long championed the many ways the Affordable Care Act can improve public health. But how does the public health community turn the law’s potential into better health outcomes?
Summer is a great time to relax and cool off in the pool. Here are some tips to enjoy the water while staying safe.
On June 25 the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in favor of the administration in King v. Burwell. Moving forward, what does this decision mean for public health?
More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.
Learn about the importance of CERT training for emergency preparedness with APHA's Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems and Partnerships.
The Supreme Court ruled to block the EPA's toxic air standard stating that the EPA did not consider costs before planning its implementation. Read on to learn about the impacts this could have on health.