Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.
At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
Today is Public Health Thank You Day! APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations are joining together to honor public health professionals who work to protect the health of all Americans.
Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
What are the most important job responsibilities of public health professionals? That’s the question the National Board of Public Health Examiners, or NBPHE, is hoping to answer.
In December, the Public Health Accreditation Board updated “Standards and Measures” to address today’s public health reality.
Today, Karen DeSalvo — a former APHA member — begins her term as national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
The Public Health Accreditation Board, or PHAB, is ensuring quality performance in the nation’s health departments. The board has defined health standards that must be met to become “accredited” departments that best serve a community’s constituents.
The future of public health education will soon have a new name and greater reach.