Posts tagged "prevention"
New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

Falls Church, Virginia, is only two square miles, but the tiny city has a huge designation: It has been named the healthiest community in the U.S. Find out why in this report from The Nation's Health.

March 16 news: FDA nicotine, painkiller shortage, Australia gun policy, sick days

Check out today’s public health news on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: Evidence and Community-Based Initiatives

Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: Evidence and Community-Based Initiatives

A Q&A with the editors of a new release by APHA Press.
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
Why do we need the ACA?: Q&A with APHA's Jason Coates

Why do we need the ACA?: Q&A with APHA’s Jason Coates

APHA's Public Health Policy Analyst Jason Coates discusses the importance of the ACA and what impact its repeal might have on the nation's health.

Oct. 11 news: WHO on sugar tax, college mental health centers, preventive health care

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting opening speaker: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards via APHA Annual Meeting Blog

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting opening speaker: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards via APHA Annual Meeting Blog

Richards will embrace the meeting theme: “ensuring the right to health.”
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.