In the past 24 hours, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that included $1.1 billion in funding to combat the ongoing Zika epidemic through fiscal year 2017.
Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
APHA cannot possibly express enough gratitude for our members, public health champions who improve health and well-being worldwide. But our staff can invite you to make the most of your APHA membership.
Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
Read this blog from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, in its entirety in Health Affairs.