Navigation Links
APHA Releases Agenda for Health Reform

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today released its Agenda for Health Reform in anticipation of next week's 2009 observance of National Public Health Week (April 6-12).

With a goal of helping the United States to become the healthiest nation in one generation, the APHA Agenda for Health Reform highlights the most critical changes we must make to improve the public's health, based on longstanding APHA policies, as well as the best current evidence.

"Since the early 1900s, APHA has advocated for universal coverage for health care as an essential step in improving the health of our nation," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "However, to fully reach our potential as a nation, we must do more. Health reform must also encompass the principles of public health and address the various socio-economic forces that impact health, while also shifting from a focus of treating illness to one of prevention."

The APHA Agenda for Health Reform calls on the administration and Congress to think broadly about how to improve health in our nation. It asks leaders to:

  1. Support population-based services that improve health. These programs deliver resources to the whole community and are proven to realize a more positive health impact than do individual interventions alone. They can target root causes of disease, disability and health disparities and can help achieve increased value for our health dollar.
  2. Reform health care coverage and delivery. We must ensure coverage for quality, affordable health care for all. This means covering the more than 46 million uninsured, and improving the quality and safety of the health care system, including building a modern health information infrastructure.

To read more about APHA's specific policy suggestions, download the APHA Agenda for Health Reform at

"With this year's National Public Health Week observance focusing on building the foundation for a healthy America, now is the perfect time for APHA to make a case for the role that public health must play in health reform," said Linda Landesman, DrPH, MSW, chair of the APHA Executive Board. "The agenda establishes the importance of a holistic approach to health reform and provides a framework for moving forward."

To learn more about National Public Health Week 2009, please visit

Learn more about the American Public Health Association at

    Contact: Bithiah Lafontant
    (202) 777-2509

SOURCE American Public Health Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases March Advisory
2. Consumer Group Releases New Study About Defective Heart Devices and Implants; Patients Arrive in DC Tomorrow
3. Providence Service Corporation Releases Fourth Quarter and Audited Year End 2008 Results
4. HCLA Releases Report on Status of Medical Liability Reform
5. Releases New Design
6. Compendia Bioscience Releases Oncomine Concepts Edition 4.0
7. Cowden Associates Releases Eighth-Annual Employee Benefit Survey Results
8. Break the Cycle Releases 2009 State-By-State Teen Dating Violence Report Card
9. Hot Flash! - Sweet Pea Productions Releases Blitzed by Menopause: A Guys Guide to Menopause
10. Foundation for Biomedical Research Releases Groundbreaking PSA
11. Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) Releases experimental results in the treatment of (MS) Multiple Sclerosis
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Lakeview Health, ... country to celebrate their sobriety and show through pictures what a positive difference ... photos this Thanksgiving with the hashtag #FacesOfGratitude on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 23rd 2015 Cozy Products, ... heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this means for business moving forward. , ... the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal heaters that reduce energy consumption, are ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Livonia, MI (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... at Presence Resurrection Medical Center (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the ... the medical and surgical intensive care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... found that regular bras were incredibly uncomfortable," said an inventor from Bronx, N.Y. ... , She developed the patent-pending RECOVERY BRA for added comfort and support. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... Since its launch in 2012, the Regenestem brand ... therapies to patients with chronic degenerative medical conditions. Now, the U.S. Patent and ... , Organizations are required to hold a registered trademark in order to make ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Thanks to a donor with a ... Medical Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli Center for Women,s Health ... San Francisco . ... forward with a gift of $617,320 that allowed the ... with Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Tomosynthesis, three-dimensional (3-D) ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer , will ... in New York.  The public is welcome to ... the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray Annual Healthcare ConferencePresenter:  ... December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Webcast: ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ESSA Pharma Inc. ("ESSA" ... announced today that the first patient has been enrolled ... a treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer ("mCRPC"). ... --> the United States ... Phase 1/2 clinical trial, ESSA intends to demonstrate the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: