When used correctly, antibiotics are the most effective deterrent of bacterial disease in the world. However, their routine use among healthy animals for food production is undercutting their effectiveness.
By missing its March 1 deadline, Congress ran out of time to strike a budget deficit deal that would replace $85 billion in federal cuts split between defense and discretionary funding.
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.
Wondering how your members of Congress voted on public health legislation last year? APHA’s just-released annual public health voting record can tell you.
APHA recently published an infographic that illustrates how investments in public health and prevention funding can provide a major return on investment measured in both lives and money saved.
The first mobile 3-D mammography bus parked its wheels outside the U.S. Capitol building today to showcase major technological advancements being made to help catch the disease at its earliest stages, when it’s easier and less costly to treat.
Tough cuts to federal public health funding loom large for local communities across the country as Congress nears its deadline to pass a federal deficit reduction plan.
Rank and file members of Congress fired up a crowd of nearly 200 advocates all with a stake in the looming sequester cuts at a rally outside the Capitol building Wednesday.
With the sequester showdown mounting, Emily Holubowich of the Coalition for Public Health Funding walks us through some of the cuts in play and how they will impact public health.
APHA and nearly 3,000 national, state and local organizations asked Congress on Thursday to avoid further cuts to nondefense discretionary programs, which include public health, education, environmental protection, transportation and law enforcement.
Not even two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, widely considered a major public health victory, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up a measure today to repeal the law in its entirety.
The Senate will vote on a resolution today to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that would dramatically reduce harmful power plant emissions.