Differences in the quality of jobs, access to health care, transportation, education and environment put many people at a disadvantage right from the start of their lives, and those disadvantages eventually lead to shorter, less healthful lives.
The National Association of Local Boards of Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its annual conference, now underway in Atlanta.
Deborah Klein Walker is a vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates, and former APHA president Walker attended the 13th World Congress on Public Health, held April 23-27 in Ethiopia. She reflects on the meeting and discusses leading challenges in global public health and what is needed to achieve health equity for all.
Significantly more road traffic injuries occur in poor urban areas compared with wealthier areas, indicates a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Throughout the month of April, National Minority Health Month, the public health community will raise awareness about the need to eliminate health disparities among minority populations across the U.S. This observance coincides with National Public Health Week.
Clinicians’ attitudes about race are associated with markers of poor communication during patient visits and poor ratings, particularly among black patients, reports a new study published yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health.
Former Surgeon General David Satcher joined the company of public health luminaries when he was awarded APHA's highest honor last year. Hear what lessons he's learned during a lifetime of public health leadership, his outlook on prevention and his advice for those aspiring to a career in the field.
Whether it’s strengthening tobacco control policies or ensuring a community is prepared for a health emergency, public health departments, at the state, territorial, local, and tribal level, play vital roles implementing sound public health policy. Health departments are the backbone of a strong, effective public health system and integral to ensuring lifesaving public health policy...
Many states grapple with getting insurance exchanges operational by the health-care law's deadline of Jan. 1, 2012. India tries to improve its public health system. A recent study from the American Journal of Public Health discusses how legalising same-sex marriage may create a healthier enivonrment for gay men, evidenced by a decline in doctor visits....