Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 78-17 to confirm Sylvia Burwell as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell will replace former HHS leader Kathleen Sebelius, who announced her resignation on April 10.
This Storify roundup of EPA's carbon pollution standards is brought to you by The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made a bold announcement to address the leading contributor to climate change — proposing the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.
As the U.S. health system undergoes unprecedented change, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin has been recognized as one of its powerful safeguards.
The American Public Health Association expressed strong support for the public health actions recommended in the National Climate Assessment released today.
Howard Koh, MD, MPH, assistant secretary for health at HHS, sat down with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, in March to talk about the Leading Health Indicators and how communities can use them to improve health.
Day Two of the American Planning Association’s national conference in Atlanta was also the organization’s “Health Day,” bringing together two distinct yet correlated disciplines.
On April 12 APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2014 top minority executives in health care.
A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
Five years ago APHA launched a video envisioning the U.S. becoming the “healthiest nation in one generation.” On Day One of National Public Health Week national health leaders joined APHA to discuss how this vision can become a reality.
Public health nerds, get ready for a week of — well — nerdiness.