Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
APHA called the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday a necessary step forward in the process, but bemoaned more cuts to federal public health agencies.
In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo shared how health is not merely the goal, but an "enabler" of nationwide quality-of-life improvements.
As secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell has the health of the nation in her hands.
More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.
Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, May 7, 2015.
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