Posts tagged "sequester"
Public health leaders urge end to shutdown, warn against piecemeal approach

Public health leaders urge end to shutdown, warn against piecemeal approach

As the federal government shutdown shuttered many public health programs and services, public health leaders spoke out about its possible dire effects.
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.

March 7 news: Medical marijuana, Twitter tracking, community center cuts

Medical marijuana dispensary expands to Massachusetts; epidemiologists use Twitter to track flu and other public health epidemics; and sequester cuts expected to affect community health centers. Read these and more public health news stories for March 7, 2013

March 4 news: Obesity epidemic, sequester, hands-free driving

A poll finds most parents do not believe that their child will grow up to be overweight; public health advocates warn of sequester’s effects; and new study finds that hands-free driving may not be safe for making left turns. Read these public health news stories and more for March 4, 2013.