Researchers found that over 17 years communities given public health funding experienced 4.3 percent reductions in infant mortality, as well as reductions of 0.5 to 3.9 percent in non-infant deaths from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and influenza.
HIV/AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, fewer people are using tobacco and more sidewalks and bike lanes are paving the way to increased physical activity in communities across the country – all thanks to public health measures made possible by important federal funding.
APHA rolled out its newest public health infographic today to amplify a continuing drumbeat around public health’s major contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
The sequester, automatic budget cuts enacted by U.S. law March 1, will slash $85 billion from several facets of government until Oct. 1 — including critical public health programs.
By missing its March 1 deadline, Congress ran out of time to strike a budget deficit deal that would replace $85 billion in federal cuts split between defense and discretionary funding.
Rank and file members of Congress fired up a crowd of nearly 200 advocates all with a stake in the looming sequester cuts at a rally outside the Capitol building Wednesday.
Dangerous. Short-sighted. Devastating. These are just a few of the choice words public health advocates used to describe the spending bill approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee today.
Hard-hitting public health ad campaigns sparking awareness: New tactics gaining results, controversy
With annual advertising costs in the tens of billions, campaigns waged by the tobacco and fast food industries are contributing to the nation’s health problems. Now, tapping into Madison Avenue’s best strategies, public health programs are striking back with innovative ads of their own.
As public health technology continues to progress, communities have more resources to ensure unparalleled personal safety. Unfortunately, findings from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are proving the old adage — that society’s worst enemy might be itself.
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.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...
The Senate Agriculture Committee begins marking up its version of the Farm Bill today. The legislation, introduced last Friday by Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), includes measures to improve access to affordable, healthy food for low-income Americans and enhance federal nutrition education programs.