Posts tagged "Prevention Fund"

Feb. 12 news: President’s budget, prevention fund cuts, flu season, opioid harm reduction, herpes decline

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Feb. 7 news: Prevention fund cuts, flu and work, herpes decline, untreated water

Check out today’s public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Feb. 6 news: House and Prevention Fund, community health centers, opioid cabinet, Flint Legionnaires’

Check out today’s public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.
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.

Sept. 9 news: Rare respiratory virus, Harvard’s public health school, exercise and ADHD

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Jan. 16 news: Heavy drinking in middle age, FDA warning, mental health in Connecticut

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Doctors an ally in kicking the habit

Doctors an ally in kicking the habit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a new set of online and television ads to encourage smokers to get help from their doctors to quit.

Bolstering public health workforce, a “national experiment”

Part of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund is intended to send a major lifeline to public health by bolstering its beleaguered workforce. The Washington Post recently reported on the impact the fund is having at the local level and why, amid ongoing budget cuts, this critical investment is desperately needed.

APHA report: ACA’s prevention fund a critical investment in health of communities

The two-year-old Prevention and Public Health Fund has provided a long-overdue boost in funding for prevention, wellness and public health programs that improve health and lower health care costs. Yet much of the amount originally intended for the fund has already been cut, says a new APHA report.

House budget threatens progress on prevention

Largely seen as political grandstanding, the U.S. House of Representatives votes today on its budget proposal that would slash critical federal investments in public health and prevention.

View from abroad: Time for US to learn from global public health community

Deborah Klein Walker is a vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates, and former APHA president Walker attended the 13th World Congress on Public Health, held April 23-27 in Ethiopia. She reflects on the meeting and discusses leading challenges in global public health and what is needed to achieve health equity for all.