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.
Join National Public Health Week’s 5th annual Twitter chat on April 8

Join National Public Health Week’s 5th annual Twitter chat on April 8

National Public Health Week is right around the corner. Are you ready to join public health enthusiasts throughout the nation for the 5th annual Twitter chat?
‘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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March 19 news: Fast-food in L.A., Kansas tuberculosis, Bill Gates on Ebola

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, March 19, 2015.

March 18 news: House GOP budget plan, Ebola vaccine, Kraft recall

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

March 17 news: ACA health coverage, unhygienic hospitals, Blue Bell listeria

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

March 16 news: Loneliness, e-cig ads, public health funding

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, March 16, 2015.
NPHW contest asks how “we can do better”

NPHW contest asks how “we can do better”

Are you working to make America the healthiest nation by 2030? Tell us during this year's National Public Health Week and you could win big!

March 13 news: Raising tobacco purchase age, measles in West Africa, Ebola patient at NIH

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, March 13, 2015.

March 12 news: Mutating bird flu, powdered alcohol, physical activity and brain damage

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, March 12, 2015.

March 11 news: IOM discusses population health, Burger King drops soda from kids menu, HIV/AIDS

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
APHA to Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage bans harmful to nation’s health

APHA to Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage bans harmful to nation’s health

Marriage equality is a public health issue, APHA and Whitman-Walker Health wrote in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

March 10 news: Suicide among youth, health school rankings, measles

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Daylights savings time began yesterday — and the biannual clock change is a perfect reminder to update, or create, your emergency stockpile before a health emergency occurs.

March 9 news: What ending health subsidies mean, EPA on wood stoves, sleep loss

Check out today's public health news on Monday, March 9, 2015.