Following an uphill battle in Congress, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the 13th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in a 59-40 vote.
What is climate change? Laura Anderko, one of three APHA members awarded Tuesday at the White House for her public health work, answered boldly.
Citing a moral imperative to create a healthier planet with a stable environment for future generations, President Barack Obama laid out his vision for reducing climate change before environment and health advocates at Georgetown University on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for public health falls short in many areas — including reductions to prevention grants — but advances others.
Do you want to be in better shape? The president has dedicated the next 30 days to getting you there.
Despite broad public support, the U.S. Senate blocked a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks on gun sales Wednesday. The defeat stalled nationwide momentum around strengthening gun violence prevention policy spurred by the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn., and the toll of gun violence that affects communities across the country every day.
President Barack Obama’s long-awaited fiscal year 2014 budget announced Wednesday was met with mixed emotion among health groups. The overall 2014 budget promises to cancel the $1 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect last month.
On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officer Gina McCarthy to be the agency’s next administrator, filling a vacancy left by the December resignation of former head Lisa Jackson.
When it came time to discuss public health during his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama saved his loudest statement for last.
In a heavily-anticipated announcement Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping proposals to decrease the epidemic of gun violence, including signing “a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced in a statement today that she is leaving the agency after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, ending her four-year tenure.
Why are Barack Obama, world-renowned athletes and public health practitioners joining forces?