Posts tagged "The Nation’s Health"

Health reform law targets dental care for kids, but gaps remain

Even though millions of Americans are joining the ranks of the insured and gaining access to affordable health care, access to oral health care is still expected to lag, according to a new report in the April 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.

Community health centers lead health insurance enrollment

Every day, each certified application consultant at Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic helps about a dozen families or residents navigate the new federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit The Nation’s Health for the full story.
APHA congressional voting record measures support for public health

APHA congressional voting record measures support for public health

A “do-nothing” Congress? So far. Halfway through the 113th Congress legislators passed fewer bills in 2013 than in any other year, but they still took action on important legislation with implications for public health.
Affordable Care Act brings new benefits as marketplace enrollment progresses

Affordable Care Act brings new benefits as marketplace enrollment progresses

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, it contained a long list of target dates. One of the most anticipated ones was January 2014. Read this article in full in the January 2014 edition of The Nation's Health, APHA's monthly newspaper.
New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

New APHA sets reinvigorated course for future of Association

For science. For action. For health. With those six words, APHA revealed a new vision and future for the Association during its 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in November. Read more in this story from the January 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.

The Nation’s Health: 48 million people uninsured in 2012

The rate of uninsured Americans held steady in 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, but public health advocates expect numbers to drop dramatically as more people gain insurance under the Affordable Care Act in the coming year.
As senior population grows, aging in place gains popularity

As senior population grows, aging in place gains popularity

The U.S. baby boom population is getting older. By 2030, residents born between 1946 and 1964 will make up 20 percent of the population, with 72.1 million Americans ages 65 and older.

Workplace wellness programs a growing trend for employers

Kaiser Permanente’s employee workplace wellness activities have only been operating since 2010, but the effort is already returning real health gains. Read more from this story published in the October 2013 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.

Get free social media tips from experts at APHA Annual Meeting

From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Pinterest, social media has become a common tool for many public health professionals during the past decade.

President’s climate change plan takes aim at carbon pollution

In the face of rising asthma rates and increasing numbers of floods, heat waves and droughts, President Barack Obama’s administration has been criticized for failing to act strongly enough on climate change.

As Hispanics lag in clinical trials, health researchers take action

There are 53 million Hispanics living in the United States today. That number is expected to grow, reaching more than 128 million by 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts.