Posts tagged "women’s health"
For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy. But too many people who want LARC are unable to get it in a timely manner.
Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

If you attended yesterday's Turnaway Study sessions, you probably walked away with the same conclusion the research did: Women should be allowed to make choices that are best for them.
Public health works to increase data on imprisoned mothers

Public health works to increase data on imprisoned mothers

Imprisonment is connected to a series of public health issues. But being pregnant and imprisoned adds another layer of complexity that has spent little time under the public health microscope.
Raising Women’s Voices: Supporting new leaders in the movement

Raising Women’s Voices: Supporting new leaders in the movement

Two groups highlight the importance of lifting the voices of marginalized people — women, people of color, LGBTQ* people — by giving them the support they need to succeed in grassroots organizations.
Opening General Session: ‘I’ve never been prouder to be on the side of public health’

Opening General Session: ‘I’ve never been prouder to be on the side of public health’

"Everyone means everyone." That’s a quote from today’s Opening General Session keynote speaker and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and it pretty much sums up the overriding message of this year’s APHA Annual Meeting in Denver.
Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting opening speaker: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards via APHA Annual Meeting Blog

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting opening speaker: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards via APHA Annual Meeting Blog

Richards will embrace the meeting theme: “ensuring the right to health.”
First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady Michelle Obama has pushed forward two major initiatives to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

National Women’s Health Week: Find out how you can be healthy

Find out how Miss Universe, Dear Abby, a WNBA star and the co-founder of “The Foundation to Increase Awesome” are supporting National Women’s Health Week.
Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "closely held" corporations can limit employee access to key women’s contraceptive coverage as defined by the ACA.

AJPH research helps spark defense of women in Congo

Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.
Carter hosts global health online chat

Carter hosts global health online chat

After engaging APHA's Google+ public health community during the past week, former President Jimmy Carter hosted a live video chat on global health on the social media platform.

Women gain preventive health benefits today under health reform law

Women gain free access to a range of preventive health services, including contraceptives, screenings and well-woman visits, thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that take effect today.