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The Nation's Health: Funding cuts hurt, but you can help

The Nation’s Health: Funding cuts hurt, but you can help

Public health budgets are being slashed across the country. But advocates can take steps to protect public health.
Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
TFAH, RWJF reveal public health funding in each state

TFAH, RWJF reveal public health funding in each state

A report released Wednesday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that some states fund public health in their communities much more weakly than others.

Study: Low-income communities benefit most from public health funding

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.

Senate committee approves health budget, fiscal hurdles loom

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.
Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

Infographic touts success against HIV/AIDS, warns of budget cuts

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.
Saving public health during sequestration

Saving public health during sequestration

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.

With no deal in sight, public health risks a reality

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.

Groups hold rally to protest sequester cuts

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.

Health advocates decry House spending bill

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.

Gaps in injury prevention becoming escalating public health crisis

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.