The future of global health is under investigation this week at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, including issues such as controlling noncommunicable diseases and advancing toward universal health coverage.
Social media and public health gurus were in force yesterday for APHA’s third annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat, via the hashtag #NPHWchat.
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.
A national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide -- the 10th leading cause of death -- was announced today by federal health, military and business leaders.
Women gain free access to a range of preventive health services, including contraceptives, screenings and well-woman visits, thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that take effect today.
If you were expecting certainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act now that the Supreme Court has upheld the measure, think again. Experts speaking this week during a webinar hosted by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services said health reform is moving forward, but much work remains.
Not even two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, widely considered a major public health victory, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up a measure today to repeal the law in its entirety.
As Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said Tuesday, “One’s sexual orientation or gender identity should never affect the medical attention they receive.” The campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2012 showed that the sentiment is a realistic goal, revealing groundbreaking progress in health coverage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.
If there is anything that gets a room of entrepreneurs, change makers and innovators all jazzed up, it is, perhaps, health data. And what musters even more enthusiasm is the possibility of availing that data to spawn innovative ideas that improve health.
Asthma is not only one of the most widespread chronic diseases nationally, affecting nearly 26 million Americans, but it also disproportionately affects poor and minority children. To culminate Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. agencies on Thursday presented the “Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities” in Washington, D.C.
APHA member examines relationship of college lifestyle and obesity; questions arise in Blue Cross Blue Shield MRI treatment; how the ‘Hatch Amendment’ would affect the Affordable Care Act; and are IUDs more preventative than birth control pills? These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Friday, May 25, 2012.