Posts tagged "Georges Benjamin"
President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Obama appoints APHA’s Benjamin to key administration council

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to appoint APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
NPHW forum: How the US can build Healthiest Nation 2030

NPHW forum: How the US can build Healthiest Nation 2030

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.
Help us create the healthiest nation during National Public Health Week

Help us create the healthiest nation during National Public Health Week

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.
APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

APHA, advocates decry House budget resolution

This week the House Budget Committee passed a budget resolution that follows a dangerously familiar path, according to APHA and public health advocates.

Feb. 18 news: APHA’s Benjamin named top minority health executive, elderly care, drug abuse

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.
CDC’s Frieden at APHA to discuss president’s budget

CDC’s Frieden at APHA to discuss president’s budget

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.
Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.
APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

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.
2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

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.
APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

APHA, TFAH to USA Today: Health ‘doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office’

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.
APHA's Benjamin in The Guardian: 'Time for public health response' to gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin in The Guardian: ‘Time for public health response’ to gun violence

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.