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APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation's health

APHA Executive Director to Modern Healthcare: Medicaid expansion improves the nation’s health

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

Brady Campaign’s Dan Gross on ASK Day: ‘Is there an unlocked gun in your house?’

On ASK Day, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross urges parents to ask one vital question before sending their children over to play.
Q&A with Darren Mays: Indoor tanning warnings that include vivid images work best

Q&A with Darren Mays: Indoor tanning warnings that include vivid images work best

Public Health Newswire talked to Darren Mays, PhD, MPH, to take a deep look at tanning, skin cancer and communication tools for prevention.
Social Media Week Q&A: Making public health gains through LinkedIn

Social Media Week Q&A: Making public health gains through LinkedIn

Public Health Newswire checked in with Patrick Benko, administrator of APHA’s LinkedIn page, during Social Media Week.
Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Social Media Week Q&A: Engaging the public health community with Twitter

Hear from the administrator of APHA's Twitter account, @publichealth, to explore the role Twitter plays in advancing public health.
APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

Public Health Newswire caught up with Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, to find out how public health is working right now to prevent sexual violence on college campuses.
Social Media Week Q&A: Using Facebook to advance public health

Social Media Week Q&A: Using Facebook to advance public health

In honor of Social Media Week we're chatting with members of APHA's social media team. Today, learn more about how APHA has advanced public health with its Facebook presence.
Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Public Health Newswire spoke to APHA member Faisal Khan, director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, about the department's response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as the one-year anniversary nears.
Part I — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: New name, new strategy

Part I — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: New name, new strategy

Public Health Newswire spoke to APHA member Faisal Khan, director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, about the new era of public health in his department and the value that APHA brings to his work — and health departments nationwide.
Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International professional fellow in non-profit development Yassine Kalboussi, a native of Tunisia, spent a month at APHA to both learn about the U.S. public health system and how to advocate for bolstered public health services in his home nation.
APHA's Vina HuLamm at World Health Assembly: A changing global health

APHA’s Vina HuLamm at World Health Assembly: A changing global health

APHA Global Health Manager Vina HuLamm — who attended the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland — shared her takeaways with Public Health Newswire.
APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.