The cost of inactivity in the U.S. is high, from chronic conditions such as obesity to rising health care costs.
This week, Congress is expected to vote on a revision to the long-debated farm bill, which includes improvements and cuts to federal nutrition programs, Learn more about the bill's latest revisions and how it impacts public health.
Today at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the U.S. federal government partially shut down as Congress failed to pass federal spending bills for fiscal year 2014. APHA answers four public health questions in light of the government shutdown.
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy isn’t afraid to open up about mental health, or Suicide Prevention Month.
APHA rolled out its newest public health infographic today to amplify a continuing drumbeat around public health’s major contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
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.