Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. It’s a staggering number, but one that our nation’s health leaders have turned into hope.
Today, Karen DeSalvo — a former APHA member — begins her term as national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
To explain the Health Insurance Marketplace, APHA chatted with Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Collaboration is a hallmark as states prepare for the Oct. 1 launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Photo courtesy HHS
The Health Insurance Marketplace has arrived, sort of.
President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for public health falls short in many areas — including reductions to prevention grants — but advances others.
As bacteria grow increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists have warned that the federal government must take steps to keep people safe. On June 6, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, introduced a bill to encourage antibiotic research.
This week featured a big victory for public health and prevention — literally.
Does the nation’s health system discriminate by cultural background, or take diversity into consideration? On Wednesday, a panel of speakers announced a blueprint — formed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — to address these questions.
Violence and injuries were responsible for 181,000 deaths in 2010, roughly one every three minutes. Healthy People 2020, a federally-funded set of health-promotion and disease-prevention goals, aims to find the roots of this problem — and fix them.
The Affordable Care Act and National Public Health Week 2013’s theme — “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money” — go hand-in-hand, says Kathleen Sebelius.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that great ideas can come from anywhere. With HHSinnovates, the agency is rewarding its own employees for shaping the future of health.