In 2017, police shot and killed almost 1,000 people in the U.S., according to a tracking project from The Washington Post. Julia Haskins, reporter for The Nation’s Health newspaper, interviews Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA, about the problem of police violence in the U.S., and how it affects the health of the public.
Thanks to a partnership between APHA and the American Planning Association that was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts in public health and planning across the country now have a deeper understanding of how each side plays a role in creating healthy communities.
Since the new presidential administration assumed power this year, USDA has changed its tune on school nutrition guidelines. Experts in public health and nutrition are concerned that the rollbacks could undermine children’s health.
Low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates compared with the general population. For Americans whose incomes fall below the federal poverty threshold, rates of smoking still hold at more than one-quarter of the group.
Healthy People 2030 to create objectives for health of nation: Process underway for next 10-year plan
Now entering its fourth decade, work on the latest iteration of the federally led Healthy People initiative is underway, continuing to outline evidence-based health goals for the nation.
Faith-based groups making climate, health a priority: Public health joins faith groups on food access, sustainability
As climate change threatens communities in the U.S. and throughout the world, public health and faith-based groups are relying on each other to create a safer, healthier environment.
Good public health comes about through good planning, a lesson community members in Umatilla County, Oregon, have taken to heart with an initiative that combines both outlooks.
In his new book about President Barack Obama's two terms in office, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker isn't trying to draw a conclusion about whether Obama succeeded or failed, he's portraying the moments that defined his legacy.
Since 1993, Operation Understanding DC has brought together a group of high school juniors in the Washington, D.C., metro region — half are African-American and half are Jewish — for a year of cross-cultural exploration. The civil rights retreat is one opportunity for students to discover the ways their backgrounds overlap, and how, together, they can overcome discrimination on all fronts.
Historically, community-based initiatives that cater to the LGBTQ population were borne out of a need to fill the gaps in traditional health care. Many providers still lack the training and knowledge necessary to treat transgender patients.
Public Health in Vermont boils down to three numbers that encompass the toll of chronic disease in the state: 3-4-50. Three behaviors — lack of physical fitness, poor diet and tobacco use — lead to four chronic diseases: cancer, heart disease and stroke, Type 2 diabetes and lung disease.
Shaking up a traditional exercise routine can make working out more rewarding, and certainly more fun, as the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University demonstrated this year for National Public Health Week.
For the third year, the Colorado Public Health Association hosted Public Health Day at the Capitol as part of National Public Health Week on April 3. The event brings constituents to the state Capitol building to learn about the legislative process, while demonstrating the inextricable link between health and policy.