Prevention
FDA targets at-risk youths with tobacco prevention campaign

FDA targets at-risk youths with tobacco prevention campaign

The Food and Drug Administration changed the conversation about national tobacco prevention Tuesday, putting the focus directly on children.
Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

With the release of the surgeon general's new report on smoking, public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control.
Prevention fund ‘is alive and well,’ says Harkin citing APHA support

Prevention fund ‘is alive and well,’ says Harkin citing APHA support

Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.
50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

Since 1964 we've seen major reductions in tobacco-related death, but public health groups meeting Thursday delivered a clear message: We must do more.

Workplace wellness programs a growing trend for employers

Kaiser Permanente’s employee workplace wellness activities have only been operating since 2010, but the effort is already returning real health gains. Read more from this story published in the October 2013 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

While smoking prevention and cessation have been the primary means to battle the No. 1 cancer killer in the U.S., a new tool could soon be more widely available to aid efforts to save lives.
Frieden talks global threats, public health strategy at Press Club

Frieden talks global threats, public health strategy at Press Club

Prevention is the last thing public health professionals should worry about, says the leader of the nation’s federal public health bureau.
How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

Your innovative strategies are making people healthier in your city, school or neighborhood. How do you plan to show it?
CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

Good public health is synonymous with healthy communities. And though a national infrastructure works to create a healthier America, its influence is obstructed by barriers that prevent the public health workforce from working well together.

Poll: Can ‘smart guns’ reduce gun violence?

High rates of gun violence in the U.S. dwarf those in almost all developed nations.

FDA calls menthol in cigarettes ‘a public health risk’

In April, APHA signed on to a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, citing the fact that young people and members of racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately harmed by the mint flavoring. Today, the FDA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking related...
How to understand and reduce U.S. gun violence

How to understand and reduce U.S. gun violence

Gun violence. How do we curb it? And is it our role, as public health professionals, to intervene?