Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
Read this blog from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, in its entirety in Health Affairs.
As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
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.