Posts tagged "The Nation’s Health"

Public health working to fight misinformation through trust, relationships: Facts not enough

Despite best public health efforts, misinformation about health can spread wildly — often faster than factual information. Learn how building trust and relationships can help in this story reported in The Nation's Health.
NPHW celebrations highlight importance of public health

NPHW celebrations highlight importance of public health

Throughout 2018’s National Public Health Week, public health advocates and allies across the country went the distance to celebrate public health successes, highlight strengths and focus on the future. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

Gun violence research hurt by shortage of funding, data: CDC work impeded

On an average day in the U.S., gun violence ends the lives of nearly 100 people. Yet across the country, only about 30 researchers are dedicated full time to studying the public health crisis. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

New rankings showcase successes: Data can help improve health of US

Falls Church, Virginia, is only two square miles, but the tiny city has a huge designation: It has been named the healthiest community in the U.S. Find out why in this report from The Nation's Health.
ACA essential health benefits come under threat

ACA essential health benefits come under threat

Health plans are required to cover basic health services such as maternity care, mental health care, and vision and oral health care for kids under the Affordable Care Act. That requirement may be at risk, according to this report from The Nation's Health.
Accreditation a boon for US public health departments

Accreditation a boon for US public health departments

Nine health departments recently received accreditation, bringing the total number of health agencies meeting nationally recognized performance standards to 220. Read about it in this story from The Nation's Health.
President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

President’s proposed budget disastrous for public health

The White House Office of Management and Budget outlined the Trump administration’s proposed spending for the upcoming fiscal year. In it, there are extreme cuts to critical public health programs and services, according to a report in the latest issue of The Nation's Health.
The Nation’s Health special section addresses preventing sexual assaults

The Nation’s Health special section addresses preventing sexual assaults

With a rise in national conversation about sexual violence, The Nation’s Health newspaper devoted a special section addressing the issue and sharing health strategies that work to prevent it.
Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
‘Housing first’ model making inroads on homelessness

‘Housing first’ model making inroads on homelessness

Providing housing for homeless people is not a cure-all, but a housing-first approach can lead to improved health outcomes. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health newspaper.
Membership in APHA: A free perk for students at some schools

Membership in APHA: A free perk for students at some schools

A new school-sponsored student membership category launched last year by APHA is giving public health students access to the largest network of people studying and working in the field. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin

Q&A: The Lancet Countdown’s Howard Frumkin

The Lancet Countdown is a new report tracking progress on climate change and its health impacts. APHA member Howard Frumkin served as a lead on its U.S. brief and discussed its importance for public health with The Nation's Health.