Do you remember when public health was more than just 140 characters — as in, nearly 400 characters?
In the first week of April, APHA and partners hope to transform the way you think about public health.
Public health isn’t only a smart investment in the U.S. In a video released this month by the Canadian Public Health Association, viewers can observe that investments in public health deliver a tremendous return in Canada, too.
This year’s National Public Health Week theme paid homage to public health’s ROI, or return on investment, emphasizing its proven value in savings of both lives and money. ROI is a chief objective at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP.
There was walking, dancing and moon bouncing on the eve of World Health Day. Most importantly the “Walk for Health,” co-hosted by APHA and the Pan American Health Organization, brought awareness.
Of the $77.2 billion the U.S. spends on health every year, 3 percent goes to preventing people from getting sick in the first place. An APHA panel of experts agreed that this statistic defines our nation’s struggling economic health.
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.
From vaccinations and seatbelt safety to tobacco cessation programs and fluoridated water, a new video from APHA demonstrates the powerful return on investment of public health interventions in saving lives and money.
As National Public Health Week begins, APHA’s diverse membership is all over the U.S. highlighting issues that are important to improving the nation’s health. Leaders from several APHA member Sections spoke to Public Health Newswire on what this year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” means to them.
The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week, which kicks off today, is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” So we ask you: What is public health’s ROI, or return on investment?
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin yesterday marked the start of National Public Health Week by prescribing new medicine to keep Americans healthy: walking.
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.