Posts tagged "health policy"

March 5 news: Vaccination campaign, health new deal, causes of death, opioid dilemma, vaccine research

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Jan. 23 news: CHIP relief, CDC urges flu shot, abortion access, pharmacy desert

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Dec. 28 news: 2018 health funding, air pollution mortality, video gaming, Mississippi mental health

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

Dec. 1 news: Tax bill and health, World AIDS Day, ACA individual mandate, psychiatric health crisis

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
APHA Public Health Fellow in Government: 'Chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity'

APHA Public Health Fellow in Government: ‘Chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity’

“A chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity” is how Sarah Moreland-Russell describes her current, yearlong stint as APHA’s Public Health Fellow in Government.
APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.

Q&A with Stephen Teret on gun policy reform

While the nation grieves over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., public health professionals are joining national policymakers, parents and community stakeholders in calling for meaningful action to prevent gun violence.

New rules implementing ACA emphasize access, prevention

In a major move forward on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the administration released several proposed rules on Tuesday offering more guidance on essential health benefits, insurance reform and workplace wellness plans.

Basics of state-based insurance exchange explained

With an important deadline approaching, we asked APHA health policy analyst Vanessa Forsberg to explain some of the issues and challenges around the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange and breakdown some of the complexities of the program for us.

Take our poll: Health topics up for debate

What health topic would you like to see the candidates address during the presidential debates?

All-in-one policy search tool to help counties improve health

From the developers behind the County Health Rankings comes a new tool that provides a list of policies and programs that can be used to improve health, with a particular focus on policies and strategies that address social determinants of health, including income, employment and education, among others.