Posts tagged "advocacy"
9 public health advocacy victories in 2014

9 public health advocacy victories in 2014

While the least productive Congress in modern history drew to a close last week, our nation’s elected and appointed leaders still managed to advance key public health priorities in 2014.

Dec. 11 news: Superbugs, state tobacco settlements, U.S. health rankings, raw milk

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.
APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

As part of the summer's Public Health ACTion campaign, this week, APHA gathered tips from a media savvy Google Hangout panel. Find out what the experts had to say to help public health enthusiasts improve their media advocacy skills.

U.S. House rejects farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives blocked its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon in a surprising 195-234 vote. The defeat of the measure was a victory for APHA and public health advocates, as the reauthorization of the bill included drastic cuts to important nutrition and public health programs.

Immigration bill has public health impact

As immigration reform picks up momentum on Capitol Hill this week, health advocates are calling on Congress to consider public health consequences of certain provisions included in the sweeping legislation.

Nutrition and hunger program funding jeopardized in farm bill

Public health groups are calling on the U.S. Senate to protect key health-related provisions in the reauthorization of the farm bill in advance of debate today.

Senate bill seeks to close tobacco tax loophole

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is set to introduce legislation today to close loopholes that allow Big Tobacco to avoid federal excise tax for sales of loose tobacco often used in pipes and roll-your-own cigarettes.

APHA files comments on workplace wellness program

APHA submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday on a key rule in the Affordable Care Act that provides discounts to workplace wellness programs to workers if they meet certain health and fitness benchmarks such as cholesterol and BMI.

A look at how public health fared in the elections

Voters from across the country cast their ballot on Tuesday for state and local measures that will have tremendous impact on the health of their communities. From fracking to tobacco control, we rounded up a variety of initiatives with implications for public health that made their way to the ballot.

Online-only: Health factors big in 2012 presidential, party platforms

On Nov. 6, Americans will head to the polls to vote for the next U.S. president. Whether voters choose Democratic candidate President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, may depend on which health platforms they support.

New infographic illustrates public health impact

APHA recently published an infographic that illustrates how investments in public health and prevention funding can provide a major return on investment measured in both lives and money saved.

Sequestration will have far-reaching impact on health

Tough cuts to federal public health funding loom large for local communities across the country as Congress nears its deadline to pass a federal deficit reduction plan.