Posts tagged "prevention"
APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

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.
APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA intern Erin Voichoski: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

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.
APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

APHA’s Mighty Fine: Preventing sexual violence on college campuses

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.

Jan. 30 news: Raising the smoking age, “precision medicine,” Super Bowl calories

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, January 30, 2015.
APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

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.
Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

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.
Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men's Health Month

Gun violence prevention an important topic during Men’s Health Month

Recent school shootings and Men's Health Month observance have brought gun violence prevention into the national spotlight.

Poll: Do preventive screenings save money?

Poll: What do you think? Should companies incentivize preventive screenings for their employees?

ACA ‘navigators’ to improve access to care

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.

Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities

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.

IOM report: When prevention is necessary

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.

‘Drug Czar’ Kerlikowske promotes October prevention initiatives

October is a big month for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and its “drug czar,” Director R. Gil Kerlikowske.