Posts tagged "Barack Obama"
Bhatia: Raising minimum wage benefits ‘every social and behavioral health' issue

Bhatia: Raising minimum wage benefits ‘every social and behavioral health’ issue

California's proposal to raise its minimum wage will dramatically improve the state's overall health, says Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH.

Burwell confirmed as new HHS secretary

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 78-17 to confirm Sylvia Burwell as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell will replace former HHS leader Kathleen Sebelius, who announced her resignation on April 10.
HRSA leaders talk reduced budget, Affordable Care Act deadline

HRSA leaders talk reduced budget, Affordable Care Act deadline

If approved U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 fiscal year budget request will again reduce discretionary funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 fiscal year budget request mixes good and bad news for public health, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden.

President’s 2015 budget ‘disappointing’ for public health

With his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama announced some targeted investments in public health but overall funding for core programs was “disappointing,” according to APHA.
Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

With its move to end sales of tobacco products in its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1, CVS Caremark sent shock waves through the nation.

Senate confirms McCarthy to lead EPA, Perez as new Labor secretary

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.
3 APHA members earn climate change awards at White House event

3 APHA members earn climate change awards at White House event

What is climate change? Laura Anderko, one of three APHA members awarded Tuesday at the White House for her public health work, answered boldly.
President Obama calls for action on climate change

President Obama calls for action on climate change

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.

Budget would pose challenges for public health programs: Health agencies tightening their belts

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.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Do you want to be in better shape? The president has dedicated the next 30 days to getting you there.

Senate defeats gun violence prevention measure

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.