Posts tagged "work force"

July 12 news: Work hours and diabetes, mycoplasma genitalium, opioid addiction, E. coli, hepatitis A

Check out today’s public health news on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

May 15 news: Exercise at work, syphilis in CA, drugs in the states, egg recall, health spending

Check out today’s public health news on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

April 30 news: Worker protections, E. coli, universal flu vaccine, climate change and health

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Feb. 22 news: Nasal flu vaccine, black lung, Indian Health Service nominee withdraws, mass shootings and public health

Check out today’s public health news on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.

APHA launches Online Continuing Education Program

Finding relevant opportunities to earn continuing education credits and satisfy professional licensing or credentialing requirements can be difficult, particularly for those working in public health. But thanks to a new program from APHA, those offerings are now more accessible.

APHA’s Benjamin speaks at IOM about future of public health workforce

On Monday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin addressed the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats. The IOM symposium, entitled Sustaining Public Health Capacity in an Age of Austerity, focused on challenges facing the field of public health given the difficult financial and political climate in the U.S.

Bolstering public health workforce, a “national experiment”

Part of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund is intended to send a major lifeline to public health by bolstering its beleaguered workforce. The Washington Post recently reported on the impact the fund is having at the local level and why, amid ongoing budget cuts, this critical investment is desperately needed.

Health department budget woes persist

Ohio has cut back on birth defect surveillance. Maryland has closed a care facility serving people with intellectual disabilities. Alabama has limited eligibility for state-supplied vaccines. These are just a few of the cuts made by state health agencies in the face of ongoing budget challenges, according to new analyses.

First lady, Jill Biden announce nursing initiative to improve health care for veterans

In celebration of the first anniversary of their Joining Forces campaign, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden appeared at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday to announce a major veteran’s health care initiative in partnership with nursing leaders around the country.

New APHA policies address a range of public health concerns

APHA adopted 23 policies at its 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in late 2011. Passed by APHA’s Governing Council, the newly adopted policies address a broad range of public health issues, from reproductive health to public health education and workforce. Learn more about the policies.
Q&A with APHA President Mel Shipp

Q&A with APHA President Mel Shipp

Long-time APHA member Mel Shipp, OD, DrPH, MPH, took the helm as APHA's president at the close of last year's 139th APHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. In this interview, Shipp shares his vision for a renewed public health workforce and what originally motivated him to join the field.