Posts tagged "Georges Benjamin"
APHA, health advocates decry Senate vote to begin repeal of ACA

APHA, health advocates decry Senate vote to begin repeal of ACA

"We are deeply troubled that the Senate hastily approved the budget resolution that could repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place," said APHA's Georges Benjamin.
APHA to Congress: We oppose repeal of Affordable Care Act

APHA to Congress: We oppose repeal of Affordable Care Act

Repealing the health law will take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and increase health care premiums for millions more, among other deleterious effects.
APHA joins TFAH event on future of public health

APHA joins TFAH event on future of public health

What should the public health priorities be for the next administration and Congress? A new report from Trust for America's Health lays out a blueprint.
Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

Air pollution is yet another issue that disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities

The Clean Power Plan protects against air pollution and climate change, argues APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin in The Huffington Post.
Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

Congress approves $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika

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. Photo by Wally Gobetz, courtesy Flickr
AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

Yesterday, leaders from challenge co-partners APHA and the National Association of Counties joined an AtlanticLIVE forum, sponsored by the Aetna Foundation, to explore how the equation can become a nationwide reality.
Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Using the law to improve health care, create equity

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.
How to maximize your APHA membership (video series)

How to maximize your APHA membership (video series)

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.
APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

APHA’s Benjamin, congressional leaders: ‘We must act’ now on Zika

Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
FCC tool examines broadband as 'superdeterminant' of health

FCC tool examines broadband as ‘superdeterminant’ of health

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission launched its "Mapping Broadband Health" tool, which uses national, state and county maps to measure the intersection of connectivity — especially to internet — and health nationwide.
House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
APHA: 'Great disappointment' at lack of congressional funding for Zika

APHA: ‘Great disappointment’ at lack of congressional funding for Zika

Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.