Posts tagged "Barack Obama"
APHA’s Benjamin: One of '100 most influential people in health care'

APHA’s Benjamin: One of ‘100 most influential people in health care’

Between U.S. Supreme Court justices and the Food and Drug Administration’s chief officer, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, has again been recognized as one of health care’s foremost leaders.
National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

Find out how Miss Universe, Dear Abby, a WNBA star and the co-founder of “The Foundation to Increase Awesome” are supporting National Women’s Health Week.
11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working “a little better than anticipated,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week, for 11.4 million reasons.
2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

2015 State of the Union public health highlights: ACA, Ebola and more

Paid sick leave. Reproductive care. Climate change. Ebola. And of course, the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama highlighted key public health issues last night in his 2015 State of the Union address last night.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.
You can join US Ebola response right now

You can join US Ebola response right now

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced “a major increase” in the nation’s response to Ebola. And you can help.
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.