The future of global health is under investigation this week at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, including issues such as controlling noncommunicable diseases and advancing toward universal health coverage.
APHA’s Action Board helps bring critical public health issues to the nation’s attention. It connects the Association’s member groups and Affiliates, develops and reviews policies and shares APHA priorities with the nation’s policymakers.
Do you love your mother? Well, she deserves more than a $3 Hallmark card. Send her a preparedness e-present instead!
To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
Knock knock, who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you’re preventing skin cancer!
Does the nation’s health system discriminate by cultural background, or take diversity into consideration? On Wednesday, a panel of speakers announced a blueprint — formed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — to address these questions.
This week, Modern Healthcare, a leading health policy magazine, unveiled its annual list of the 50 most influential physician executives in health care.
Against a backdrop of tough fiscal constraints, Mary Wakefield, chief administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, came to APHA to discuss the impact the White House budget proposal will have on the agency looking forward to next year.
There was walking, dancing and moon bouncing on the eve of World Health Day. Most importantly the “Walk for Health,” co-hosted by APHA and the Pan American Health Organization, brought awareness.
Social media and public health gurus were in force yesterday for APHA’s third annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat, via the hashtag #NPHWchat.
The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week, which kicks off today, is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” So we ask you: What is public health’s ROI, or return on investment?
On Friday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, signed copies of “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History,” an historical account of the U.S. health system illustrated by more than 100 years of political cartoons, in Washington, D.C.