Posts tagged "Georges Benjamin"
APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

With measles cases on the rise, vaccination is a trending topic right now — literally. Yesterday, Voice of America elevated the issue on its show, “HashtagVOA,” with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin leading the public health discussion.
Frieden on FY 2016 budget: ‘More things to like than not to like’

Frieden on FY 2016 budget: ‘More things to like than not to like’

The mood was optimistic Tuesday as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden renewed “a real tradition” at APHA, discussing U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed 2016 fiscal year budget for the agency and its public health implications.
APHA, schools of public health file amicus brief on King v. Burwell

APHA, schools of public health file amicus brief on King v. Burwell

Last week, APHA, the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and 19 deans from schools of public health and public health programs signed onto an amicus brief outlying the significance of King v. Burwell.
Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.
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.
APHA Executive Director Benjamin: 'Soda taxes can improve our health'

APHA Executive Director Benjamin: ‘Soda taxes can improve our health’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, wrote an op-ed to U.S News and World Report on the health benefits that "sugar-sweetened beverage taxes" can have on American population health. View the article in its entirety online.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
America’s Health Rankings captures 25 years of state health data

America’s Health Rankings captures 25 years of state health data

Public health leaders discussed our nation's health successes and challenges at a live event in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 25th edition of America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.

APHA urges Senate to confirm surgeon general nominee

The fate of stalled U.S. surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy rests with the Senate this week.

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

The chance to find affordable health coverage for you and your family is here again, starting today.