Prevention
HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

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.
APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
New CDC tobacco ads 'will save lives and save money'

New CDC tobacco ads ‘will save lives and save money’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.
Flu season intensifies across the US

Flu season intensifies across the US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

CVS Health's William Shrank, MD, spoke with APHA's Public Health Newswire about the company's decision to prioritize public health.
Truth campaign inspires youth to 'finish' smoking

Truth campaign inspires youth to ‘finish’ smoking

With youth smoking rates at their lowest level in 22 years, Legacy has launched the latest installment of the “truth” smoking prevention campaign to inspire youth to “finish it” once and for all by making tobacco use a thing of the past.
APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.
CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men's Health Month

Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men’s Health Month

Recent school shootings and Men's Health Month observance have brought gun violence prevention into the national spotlight.
Prevention for boys and men of color

Prevention for boys and men of color

Yesterday, APHA joined the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Men’s Health Network to focus on health and prevention. In a forum in Washington, D.C., an expert panel opened a conversation for all comers: “How do we prioritize prevention, planning and health for boys and men of color?”