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.
Health insurance options for every U.S. citizen take effect Jan. 1, 2014, under Affordable Care Act provisions. To prepare, many states governments are revamping their health care delivery systems in advance.
Natural disasters took a massive toll on the U.S. last year, with Hurricane Sandy damages totaling nearly $50 billion and eastern thunderstorms in July leaving nearly 4 million homes and businesses without power. But the lasting impact of extreme weather and its effect on health moving forward may depend on researchers and health officials.
“If you or your family are uninsured or just looking for better coverage, you can see your options — all in one place, with one application.”
While states across the country prepare for the insurance exchange provision to take effect in 2014, largely considered the linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, other important aspects of the health reform law continue to be implemented.