Posts tagged "public health"
E-cigarettes: ‘The jury’s still out’

E-cigarettes: ‘The jury’s still out’

The rise in use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has emerged as one of public health’s more controversial trends. Do these battery-powered devices lead to nicotine addiction and other health risks, or do they hold value as a tool for smoking cessation?
2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden defined the 2014 state of public health — and how APHA and public health professionals can improve the nation’s health with “six essential components for success.”
Video tribute: APHA awards Nelson Mandela 1997 Presidential Citation

Video tribute: APHA awards Nelson Mandela 1997 Presidential Citation

Earlier this month Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and global champion of social justice, died at age 95. In 1997 APHA presented Mandela with its Presidential Citation for his contributions to public health.
10 great gifts for public health enthusiasts

10 great gifts for public health enthusiasts

The gift-giving season is a perfect time to share our infectious personalities — clever, eh? — and our passion for health promotion.
It’s Public Health Thank You Day

It’s Public Health Thank You Day

If you’re a public health professional, student or practitioner in any way, today is a celebration.
How the government shutdown affects public health

How the government shutdown affects public health

Today at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the U.S. federal government partially shut down as Congress failed to pass federal spending bills for fiscal year 2014. APHA answers four public health questions in light of the government shutdown.

A look at how public health fared in the elections

Voters from across the country cast their ballot on Tuesday for state and local measures that will have tremendous impact on the health of their communities. From fracking to tobacco control, we rounded up a variety of initiatives with implications for public health that made their way to the ballot.

Farm bill’s impact on public health featured in new APHA issue brief

Landmark legislation with major implications for public health reached a critical point Tuesday as the U.S. Senate began voting on the future of the farm bill, which governs the nation’s food and agricultural policies.

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.

Bolstering public health investment can improve U.S. health, report says

The failure of the U.S. health system to develop and deliver effective preventive strategies is taking a toll on the nation’s economy and society, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. Read about it as reported in The Nation's Health newspaper.

‘National Soda Summit’ held to reduce soft drink intake, improve public’s health

The impact of soda intake on public health spawned major legislation last week. On May 31, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Health proposed a ban of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. On its heels, the Center for Science in the Public...

Today’s news: Farm Bill, food and diet, tobacco findings

How eating more fruits and vegetables promotes tobacco-free lives; CDC finds teens less likely to smoke but more likely to commit suicide; texting behind the wheel also prevalent in teens; and can HIV really be cured? These stories and more topping public health headlines today, June 8, 2012.