As immigration reform picks up momentum on Capitol Hill this week, health advocates are calling on Congress to consider public health consequences of certain provisions included in the sweeping legislation.
With the look and feel of real cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are experiencing a boom in popularity. But as the product’s popularity rises, so do the unknowns about its potential impact on public health.
U.S. citizens from coast to coast recognize the importance of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. However, the sequester — which has already slashed $51 million from the law set in place by the Affordable Care Act — puts the fund in great danger in years to come.
Would you agree to promote public and mental health in your own life and in your community? You can prove it by taking the Prevention Pledge on Facebook.
Poll: What do you think? Should companies incentivize preventive screenings for their employees?
Public health innovation took the stage last week at TEDMED, an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin took a break from her post yesterday for the “Walk for Wellness” outside the U.S. Department of Health Human Services building in Washington, D.C.
Today, the White House announced mental health and other public health initiatives as cornerstones of its latest national drug control strategy.
Violence and injuries were responsible for 181,000 deaths in 2010, roughly one every three minutes. Healthy People 2020, a federally-funded set of health-promotion and disease-prevention goals, aims to find the roots of this problem — and fix them.
Despite broad public support, the U.S. Senate blocked a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks on gun sales Wednesday. The defeat stalled nationwide momentum around strengthening gun violence prevention policy spurred by the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn., and the toll of gun violence that affects communities across the country every day.
There was walking, dancing and moon bouncing on the eve of World Health Day. Most importantly the “Walk for Health,” co-hosted by APHA and the Pan American Health Organization, brought awareness.
APHA and its partners kick off National Public Health Week today, an annual observance dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary contributions of public health.