This week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee announced its fiscal year 2016 funding bill. It did not look good for public health.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
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.