Should gun violence be treated as a public health issue? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, joined CBS News last week to discuss how public health can address this growing crisis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report a rape experience at some point in their lives, while 1 in 20 women and men experience a form of sexual violence other than rape.
Public Health Newswire caught up with Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, to find out how public health is working right now to prevent sexual violence on college campuses.
Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, January 30, 2015.
The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education.
It’s almost July Fourth weekend, but as you prepare for the outdoors make sure you don’t let climate change put you or your loved ones in danger.
Recent school shootings and Men's Health Month observance have brought gun violence prevention into the national spotlight.
Poll: What do you think? Should companies incentivize preventive screenings for their employees?
To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
Differences in the quality of jobs, access to health care, transportation, education and environment put many people at a disadvantage right from the start of their lives, and those disadvantages eventually lead to shorter, less healthful lives.
Prevention is the foundation of public health. Achieving it, however, “requires investments with benefits that might not be realized for many years,” says a new study from an Institute of Medicine committee.
October is a big month for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and its “drug czar,” Director R. Gil Kerlikowske.