Community health centers get a boost in funding. Texas bars Planned Parenthood from participating in a women’s health program. The Ad Council launches a radio ad campaign targeting childhood obesity. Read more about these and other stories headlining today’s public health news for Wednesday, May 2.
Philadelphia Inquirer — Area health clinics get a boost from new federal funding
At Project H.O.P.E. in Camden, a group of 10 behavioral health patients is sometimes packed into an exam room at midday while the doctor is at lunch. That is expected to change over the next few years as the health center for the homeless triples its size with the help of a grant to community health centers nationwide announced by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Houston Chronicle — Another twist in battle over women’s health program
Texas barred Planned Parenthood from a key women’s health program Tuesday, after a federal appeals judge halted an order that the organization be allowed to continue participating at least temporarily.
New York Times — An anti-obesity campaign takes to the airwaves
The Advertising Council has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to run a new series of radio ads about childhood obesity on Clear Channel’s 850 stations for three months.
Politico — Scott Brown benefits from health care act
Even though he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Scott Brown admitted Monday that his 23-year-old daughter has health insurance thanks to President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Missoulian — What we should learn from the pertussis outbreak
If you are a resident of Ravalli County, it is impossible for you to ignore that our county is in the grip of a public health crisis. People are taken aback by the dramatic measures being taken by our local Public Health Department, measures which are essential to the protection of our community at large. However, if you had been paying attention, this crisis was a long time coming.