Prevention
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?”

APHA joins National Prevention Week and talks substance abuse and mental health

May 18-23, APHA joins SAMHSA in recognizing National Prevention Week. Check out our latest podcasts and learn more about this annual health observance!
Big US cities join forces to limit e-cigarette use

Big US cities join forces to limit e-cigarette use

Noting the dangerous potential for nicotine addiction posed by e-cigarettes, the nation’s largest city health leaders are doing all they can to slow the sales of these emerging tobacco-related products.
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.