Posts tagged "disparities"

Dec. 8 news: Flu season soars, diphtheria among Rohingya, VA homeless vet funding, childbirth disparities, egg-based vaccine production

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Dec. 7 news: Birth control and breast cancer, opioid prescribing, cancer disparities, Alzheimer’s to double, 10 years of PHAB

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Nov. 17 news: Nicotine limits, dogs lower mortality, minorities and diabetes, state disparities

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Watch: David Satcher calls for narrowing disparities to become healthiest nation

Watch: David Satcher calls for narrowing disparities to become healthiest nation

Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher talks to APHA TV and calls for engaging medical schools to achieve health equity.

August 9 news: Chemicals in drinking water, parasites, hypertension common in lower income countries

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

June 28 news: Supreme Court protects abortion access, screening for suicide risk, Zika funding slows in the Senate

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Feb. 16 news: 3D body parts, Baltimore health disparities, heart burn and dementia

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

APHA’s Benjamin discusses disparities at The Atlantic Health Forum

While we've seen improvements under the Affordable Care Act, health disparities persist. Health leaders and policymakers took up the conversation during The Atlantic Health Forum yesterday in Washington, D.C.

Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities

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.

NALBOH celebrates 20 years, public health leadership key to future

The National Association of Local Boards of Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its annual conference, now underway in Atlanta.

View from abroad: Time for US to learn from global public health community

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.

Study: Poor urban areas have higher rates of traffic injuries

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.