Posts tagged "Georges Benjamin"
APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

House subcommittee cuts public health in FY 2016 funding bill

This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.
Senate passes budget that batters public health

Senate passes budget that batters public health

For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health.
House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health.
Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy to be sworn in today as U.S. surgeon general

Today from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Vivek Murthy, MD, as the 19th U.S. surgeon general in a change of command ceremony in Washington, D.C.
National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

National Public Health Week 2015: This is what ‘Healthiest Nation 2030’ means

Twenty years ago, former U.S. President Bill Clinton signed Proclamation 6776 recognizing National Public Health Week. Twenty years later, we’re kicking off National Public Health Week with a bold goal tied to this year’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030.”
APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA and the Brady Campaign to The Hill: Gun deaths and injuries are a public health issue

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
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.
APHA’s Benjamin hits airwaves to discuss 'human impact' of ACA

APHA’s Benjamin hits airwaves to discuss ‘human impact’ of ACA

One day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v. Burwell, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, championed the Affordable Care Act during Families USA's annual Radio Row.
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.