NPHW forum: Creating healthiest nation requires addressing social determinants of health

NPHW forum: Creating healthiest nation requires addressing social determinants of health

Public health experts discussed an array of issues critical to making the U.S. the healthiest nation Monday during a kick-off forum for National Public Health Week.
New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

New drug control director to APHA: Curbing drug abuse starts with prevention

Michael Botticelli, the new director of national drug control policy, discussed our nation's drug use epidemic in a meeting with APHA members.
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.
‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In his third annual “state of public health” address for Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden tackles a smorgasbord of pressing health issues. Photo courtesy CDC/ Kathryn Foti
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The Nation’s Health (Storify): #NPHWchat highlights strengths, goals

The Nation’s Health (Storify): #NPHWchat highlights strengths, goals

The Nation’s Health, APHA’s monthly newspaper, recapped the National Public Health Week Twitter chat (#NPHWchat) on APHA’s Storify page.

April 9 news: California vax bill, teen long-term birth control, Shelby County NPHW

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, April 9, 2015.
APHA members: Building broader connections

APHA members: Building broader connections

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire will feature guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today’s comes from APHA Oral Health Section members promoting Thursday’s theme, “Building broader connections.”
APHA members: 'Building momentum'

APHA members: ‘Building momentum’

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire will feature guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today’s comes from APHA Maternal and Child Health Section members promoting Wednesday's theme, “Building momentum.”

Today’s the day! National Public Health Week Twitter chat (#NPHWchat)

Join leaders, experts and the whole public health community for a dynamic online discussion today at 2 p.m. ET.

April 8 news (NPHW edition): Twitter chat, EPA and White House on climate change, CDC builds momentum

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

APHA, EPA in The Huffington Post: Safer climate, healthier nation

During National Public Health Week, APHA and EPA are shining a light on the harmful health effects of climate change and making the case for strong climate action.
APHA members: "Starting from ZIP"

APHA members: “Starting from ZIP”

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire will feature guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today's comes from APHA Maternal and Child Health Section members promoting Tuesday's theme, “Starting from ZIP.”

April 7 news: President Obama recognizes NPHW, vegan diet, physical activity

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean Michael Klag on National Public Health Week

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean Michael Klag on National Public Health Week

For the U.S. to be the healthiest nation in 2030 means that we have to start NOW in making population health a part of every decision that we make as a country.
APHA member: 'Raising the Grade'

APHA member: ‘Raising the Grade’

Each day during National Public Health Week, Public Health Newswire will feature guest commentary from our members focusing on the day’s theme. Today's comes from APHA Oral Health and Disabilities Sections member Lyubov Slashcheva, BA, promoting Monday’s theme, “Raising the Grade.”
National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

Twenty years ago, former U.S. President Bill Clinton signed Proclamation 6776 recognizing National Public Health Week. Twenty years later, we’re kicking off National Public Health Week with a bold goal tied to this year’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030.”