Posts tagged "Congress"

Feb. 7 news: Prevention fund cuts, flu and work, herpes decline, untreated water

Check out today’s public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Feb. 6 news: House and Prevention Fund, community health centers, opioid cabinet, Flint Legionnaires’

Check out today’s public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

Feb. 5 news: Flu epidemic, health program funding, Virgin Islands health

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

Jan. 24 news: E-cigarette risks, health funding, opioid commission, environmental rankings

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Jan. 23 news: CHIP relief, CDC urges flu shot, abortion access, pharmacy desert

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Dec. 20 news: Tax plan and health, EPA delays hazardous chemical ban, racism and preterm birth

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.
Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

A new survey of state Medicaid directors reveals the planning challenges they face while future funding remains uncertain.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
6 public health advocacy wins of 2016

6 public health advocacy wins of 2016

Despite a challenging year for APHA and other advocates, a number of measures were advanced in 2016 that will improve the health of all Americans.
Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

In the past 24 hours, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that included $1.1 billion in funding to combat the ongoing Zika epidemic through fiscal year 2017. Photo by Wally Gobetz, courtesy Flickr

Sept. 29 news: Congress approves Zika funding, Zika transmission, teen birth rate

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.