President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to appoint APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
What will it take for the U.S. to become the healthiest nation? As a nationwide audience found out during yesterday’s National Public Health Week Forum, the answer is more than good health care.
Despite tremendous improvements in health, Americans live shorter lives and suffer worse health outcomes than people in many other high-income countries. We're working this week to change that.
This week the House Budget Committee passed a budget resolution that follows a dangerously familiar path, according to APHA and public health advocates.
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APHA hosted CDC at its headquarters to discuss the president's budget with the CDC Coalition, a public health advocacy group of more than 100 organizations.
Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.
The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.8 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
The annual report released today on the health status of every U.S. state celebrated meaningful progress but warned that rising drug deaths, obesity and child poverty are serious areas of concern.
Last Friday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Trust for America’s Health Deputy Director Rich Hamburg joined USA Today and Cigna in a forum to explore solutions to building healthier communities.
To reverse the gun violence epidemic – and it’s important that we say “epidemic” – we must do the same thing we’d do for any infectious disease outbreak.