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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 releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.
Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

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.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

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.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
Thank you, public health professionals!

Thank you, public health professionals!

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.
Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

Survey asks public health workforce to define important duties

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.
Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

In December, the Public Health Accreditation Board updated “Standards and Measures” to address today’s public health reality.
DeSalvo begins appointment as new HHS health IT coordinator

DeSalvo begins appointment as new HHS health IT coordinator

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.
CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

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.
5 public health departments earn accreditation

5 public health departments earn accreditation

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.