Posts tagged "Congress"

Dec. 16 news: APHA celebrates Vivek Murthy confirmation, drug-resistant malaria, indoor tanning

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

5 ways the omnibus spending bill impacts public health

Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act last week. Find out how this new budget affects our nation's health.

Dec. 12 news: House passes spending bill, transgender insurance coverage, mental health in Newtown, Conn.

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
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.
APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

The cost of inactivity in the U.S. is high, from chronic conditions such as obesity to rising health care costs.
Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

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.
How the government shutdown affects public health

How the government shutdown affects 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.
Patrick Kennedy, APHA discuss suicide prevention

Patrick Kennedy, APHA discuss suicide prevention

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy isn’t afraid to open up about mental health, or Suicide Prevention Month.
Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

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.
New legislation seeks to improve antibiotic use

New legislation seeks to improve antibiotic use

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.

With no deal in sight, public health risks a reality

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.
State of the Union highlights: Obama addresses public health priorities

State of the Union highlights: Obama addresses public health priorities

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.