Posts tagged "prevention"

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.

New infographic illustrates public health impact

APHA recently published an infographic that illustrates how investments in public health and prevention funding can provide a major return on investment measured in both lives and money saved.

Mammography bus makes stop in D.C.

The first mobile 3-D mammography bus parked its wheels outside the U.S. Capitol building today to showcase major technological advancements being made to help catch the disease at its earliest stages, when it’s easier and less costly to treat.

Take our poll: New ACA ads on preventive services

New TV ads promoting preventive health services established under the Affordable Care Act are generating major buzz on both side of the aisle. What's your reaction to the ads?