Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
The Affordable Care Act is working “a little better than anticipated,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week, for 11.4 million reasons.
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.