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.
Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.
If you’re an American you’ve probably taken an antibiotic, and there’s a 50 percent chance you’ve done so when it was not necessary. According to new data released by CDC, overuse of antibiotics is not just unnecessary — it’s fatal.
While smoking prevention and cessation have been the primary means to battle the No. 1 cancer killer in the U.S., a new tool could soon be more widely available to aid efforts to save lives.
Prevention is the last thing public health professionals should worry about, says the leader of the nation’s federal public health bureau.
A new report encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in more mainstream public health practices and programs. Find out what's working and what more needs to be done in this new CDC report.
Your innovative strategies are making people healthier in your city, school or neighborhood. How do you plan to show it?
Good public health is synonymous with healthy communities. And though a national infrastructure works to create a healthier America, its influence is obstructed by barriers that prevent the public health workforce from working well together.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
Not quite, said APHA's Georges Benjamin and other public health leaders during a recent Capitol Hill briefing broadcast on C-SPAN.
Americans drink more than a pound of water every day. Most of them — nearly 90 percent — get it from a community water supply.
“Does healthy planning equal more equity? Yes, if policies are written with an explicit equity focus.”