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.
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 Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, published an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic in The Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 10 things we should do this year to make the U.S. a healthier nation in 2015.
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.
At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.