Prevention

Public health steps up to curb rising suicide rates

Public health leaders are looking to resources to better prepare workers and communities in light of research showing growing suicide rates. Learn more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine

Wanted: 1 million people to help transform precision medicine

The National Institutes of Health is working to transform the status quo in biomedical research. Learn more in this story from The Nation's Health, APHA's award-winning newspaper.
Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

Q&A with HHS’ Don Wright: Public health can promote healthy aging

America’s population is getting older, with seniors projected to outnumber children for the first time by 2035. We discussed the challenges this presents along with the upcoming Healthy Aging Summit with APHA member and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright.
APHA, NACCHO join NIH to launch All of Us Research Program

APHA, NACCHO join NIH to launch All of Us Research Program

We all want to live long, healthy lives. A new, large-scale research program hopes to get us to that goal.
The Nation’s Health special section addresses preventing sexual assaults

The Nation’s Health special section addresses preventing sexual assaults

With a rise in national conversation about sexual violence, The Nation’s Health newspaper devoted a special section addressing the issue and sharing health strategies that work to prevent it.
Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

The president outlined his administration’s plans to prevent opioid overdoses, but according to public health leaders, his plans fall short.
Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

APHA member Celeste Monforton talks with us about worker health and safety as chronicled in the new edition of “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety."
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
Preventing harm from injuries and violence: a public health priority

Preventing harm from injuries and violence: a public health priority

The injury and violence prevention section, in the July issue of The Nation’s Health, covers a wide variety of topics and highlights efforts across the country to keep people safe.
'Chronic Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control': Q&A with editor Patrick Remington

‘Chronic Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control’: Q&A with editor Patrick Remington

The new edition discusses the current knowledge and best practices in the prevention and control of major chronic diseases and their risk factors.
'Prevention Diaries': A Q&A with Prevention Institute's Larry Cohen

‘Prevention Diaries’: A Q&A with Prevention Institute’s Larry Cohen

In his latest book, Larry Cohen explores the aspects of daily life that influence our health and argues that a prevention approach offers many common-sense solutions that save lives and money, and reduce suffering.
APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

APHA: Senate ‘missed another opportunity’ to prevent gun violence

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on four measures to address the gun violence epidemic — which kills or injures more than 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. Each time, the Senate voted down commonsense legislation.