Posts tagged "APHA"
Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

With the move by leading health care retailer CVS to remove tobacco products from its stores, pressure is mounting on other pharmaceutical retailers to do the same.
FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to its Nutrition Facts label for the first time since its introduction to U.S. consumers in 1993.
APHA gets ready for National Public Health Week 2014

APHA gets ready for National Public Health Week 2014

In the first week of April, APHA and partners hope to transform the way you think about public health.
APHA book explores health research among Native Americans

APHA book explores health research among Native Americans

Native American communities have historically faced significant health challenges, but a new APHA book offers guidance for evaluating and researching health in these communities to help create better health outcomes.
CNN film features parents of Sandy Hook victim at APHA Annual Meeting in Boston

CNN film features parents of Sandy Hook victim at APHA Annual Meeting in Boston

At APHA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, CNN’s Anderson Cooper show chronicled the advocacy work of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, whose daughter was one of 26 victims in the Newtown school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden defined the 2014 state of public health — and how APHA and public health professionals can improve the nation’s health with “six essential components for success.”
New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

For science. For action. For health. With those six words, APHA revealed a new vision and future for the Association during its 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in November. Read more in this story from the January 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.
Video tribute: APHA awards Nelson Mandela 1997 Presidential Citation

Video tribute: APHA awards Nelson Mandela 1997 Presidential Citation

Earlier this month Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and global champion of social justice, died at age 95. In 1997 APHA presented Mandela with its Presidential Citation for his contributions to public health.
New index measures national, state emergency preparedness

New index measures national, state emergency preparedness

A first-of-its-kind guide to emergency preparedness was released yesterday in Washington, D.C., measuring our nation’s readiness.

Storify: Newest health research at APHA 141st Annual Meeting

The Boston Globe, CBS News, Forbes, Huffington Post and Men’s Journal were among major news outlets to cover APHA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.

Study: Low-income communities benefit most from public health funding

Researchers found that over 17 years communities given public health funding experienced 4.3 percent reductions in infant mortality, as well as reductions of 0.5 to 3.9 percent in non-infant deaths from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and influenza.

Study: Workplace risk of secondhand smoke declines, disparities remain

The Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law passed in 2004 required all enclosed work places be smoke free. But while exposure to secondhand smoke decreased from 2003 to 2010 — from 8 percent to 5.4 percent — certain work groups still experience a high prevalence.