Posts tagged "public health"
APHA’s Benjamin again named one of health care’s most influential leaders

APHA’s Benjamin again named one of health care’s most influential leaders

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, is considered an impactful change agent in health care — right up there with the president and private sector CEOs.
Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
5 ACA updates you should know about

5 ACA updates you should know about

This summer, ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act has resulted in a range of public health news. Here are five ACA updates you should know about.
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.
APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

APHA seeks to educate Congress during 2014 PHACT Campaign

This summer APHA is once again empowering its members, Affiliates and other health advocates to make their voices heard on critical public health issues through its annual Public Health ACTion, or PHACT, Campaign.
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.