Posts tagged "Congress"
APHA calls on members to support PHACT campaign

APHA calls on members to support PHACT campaign

This summer, tell Congress why strong investments in public health are necessary for the U.S. to create the healthiest nation in one generation.
Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 by 2020, has undeniable public health implications.
The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

How did your state’s lawmakers vote on the most important public health issues last year? The Nation’s Health, APHA’s monthly newspaper, has the answers for you.
APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

APHA’s Benjamin: Making 2015 a winning year for public health

Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.

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.