The Affordable Care Act has helped 16.4 million uninsured people gain health coverage, but roughly half of Americans don’t support the law. Misinformation is a big reason why.
What is Plan4Health? Public Health Newswire caught up with APHA Associate Executive Director Susan Polan, PhD, and American Planning Association Planning and Community Health Center Manager Anna Ricklin, AICP, to get answers on this novel partnership.
The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions undergraduate nursing population health course will be taught in a new way this academic year. Students in the course will join APHA to experience firsthand the value and tools that professional organizations can provide.
Do you believe in the Affordable Care Act? Do you want to make people in your state or community healthier? State Innovation Models are for you.
We know countless ways that racism harms our nation’s health. What may not be widely understood is the racism that isn’t seen can be the most destructive.
Maybe you let your membership lapse, or maybe you've been toying with the idea of joining, but haven't put pen to paper — or fingers to keyboard — quite yet. Whatever your reasons, it's time to commit to public health by becoming a member of APHA.
The national news is filled with stories about what is wrong with the criminal justice system and how we can fix it. But what’s missing from the current debate is a conversation about how our justice system negatively impacts health, particularly the health of children and families of color.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report a rape experience at some point in their lives, while 1 in 20 women and men experience a form of sexual violence other than rape.
Imagine 13,000 people wearing a shirt that says: “I love public health.” APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting in Chicago might make it happen.
Public health is many things. It’s prevention, it’s preparedness — and it’s certainly planning.
APHA has long championed the many ways the Affordable Care Act can improve public health. But how does the public health community turn the law’s potential into better health outcomes?