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.
Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
The gift-giving season is a perfect time to share our infectious personalities — clever, eh? — and our passion for health promotion.
If you’re a public health professional, student or practitioner in any way, today is a celebration.
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.
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.