Posts tagged "health departments"
Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Part II — Q&A with St. Louis County Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan: Ferguson, civil unrest

Public Health Newswire spoke to APHA member Faisal Khan, director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, about the department's response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as the one-year anniversary nears.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

In a conversation with APHA, Dr. Leana Wen explained the Baltimore City Health Department’s response to health emergencies after recent civil unrest.
Planning tool helps health departments evolve with Affordable Care Act

Planning tool helps health departments evolve with Affordable Care Act

To help health departments cater to Affordable Care Act provisions, the Georgia Health Policy Center and the National Network of Public Health Institutes created, “Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity."
Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

Public Health Accreditation Board releases updated standards

In December, the Public Health Accreditation Board updated “Standards and Measures” to address today’s public health reality.
5 public health departments earn accreditation

5 public health departments earn accreditation

The Public Health Accreditation Board, or PHAB, is ensuring quality performance in the nation’s health departments. The board has defined health standards that must be met to become “accredited” departments that best serve a community’s constituents.
A vision for implementing health reform in Oregon

A vision for implementing health reform in Oregon

Public health plays a vital role in providing a health equity lens to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. APHA member Lillian Shirley, MPA, MPH, shares how Oregon has been working with community stakeholders and local health leaders to meet the needs of an entire population.
Bridging clinical medicine and public health

Bridging clinical medicine and public health

Health reform is a catalyst for innovation. So writes Terry Allan, health commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Ohio in the latest in a Public Health Newswire series on the impact of the Affordable Care Act marking the law’s third anniversary.
Local strategies helping move ACA forward in West Virginia

Local strategies helping move ACA forward in West Virginia

As the three-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, Public Health Newswire is publishing a new series on the law’s impact since its enactment, written by contributing authors with varying public health perspectives.
11 health departments earn first-ever accreditations

11 health departments earn first-ever accreditations

The public health world just reached a historic milestone. The Public Health Accreditation Board – a program founded in 2011 to set performance standards for the more than 3,000 U.S. public health departments – announced today five-year accreditations for 11 public health departments.

Chicago leaders unveil city’s first-ever public health blueprint

While Chicago is known for deep-dish pizza, sausage and hot dogs, those delicacies are not likely to be featured on a heart-healthy menu anytime soon. But a plan unveiled today by city leaders will help transform the health of Chicagoans by addressing everything from the communities in which they live to the food they eat....