Navigation Links
APHA Says Investing in Healthy People and Communities Can Help Create a Healthy Economy
Date:1/28/2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of President Bush's final State of the Union address this evening, the American Public Health Association (APHA) today outlines measures that should be undertaken this year to protect our nation's health in light of the significant challenges posed by an unstable economy, the growing health care crisis and very real public health consequences of climate change.

APHA calls on the president and Congress to:

-- Increase access to health care. APHA urges the administration to work to ensure that each individual has access to quality and affordable health care. APHA calls on the administration to reverse course and strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, as well as make a commitment to providing comprehensive coverage for the 47 million Americans who lack health insurance.

-- Strengthen vital public health agencies and programs. APHA calls for our leaders to continue our wise investments in public health agencies and programs that keep our communities safe and enable our health security by: ensuring our water is safe to drink, our food is safe to eat and our air is safe to breathe, and protecting us from unsafe consumer products. These agencies and programs serve as a safety net against a range of public health threats from poor nutrition to emerging infectious diseases that can become worse during difficult economic times.

-- Commit to addressing sound environmental policies to protect the health of Americans and their communities. We urge the administration to join scientists and leaders around the world in recognizing the threat that climate change poses to our nation's health. The United States needs to invest now in appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies and ensure that the nation's public health infrastructure is prepared to address the health effects of climate change. The administration should also support the ongoing congressional effort to update U.S. farm policies to help reduce childhood obesity, improve access to nutritious foods and support locally produced foods, which better supports farmers and their communities.

"The economic returns on these investments are potentially enormous," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "Through sound implementation of these principles, public health can be part of the solution to our economic, health security and climate crises. We urge the administration and Congress to work together in a bipartisan fashion to meet these challenges."

Learn more about the American Public Health Association at http://www.apha.org/about/news/boilerplate.htm.

Contact: Bithiah Lafontant, (202) 777-2509

Email: bithiah.lafontant@apha.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Public Health Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eating Healthy in the New Year? American Express Tastemakers Dish on the Top San Francisco Restaurants for Grabbing a Healthy Bite
2. A good fight may keep you and your marriage healthy
3. Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice
4. Queen Latifah Brings in the New Year with a Healthy Resolution
5. Glory Foods Receives Heart Healthy Certification
6. Families Encouraged to Enjoy Healthy Kids Fest January 12 at the Blue Cross RiverRink
7. A healthy smile may promote a healthy heart
8. New Poll Announces Link Between Friends and Family Influence and a Healthy Lifestyle
9. The Healthy Monday Movement Offers a Unique New Years Idea to All Americans
10. Discovery Healths Fifth Annual National Body Challenge Takes a Stand Against Obesity by Offering the Keys to Adopting a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
11. Looking For Some Sweet and Healthy Stocking Stuffers?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Isodiol ... global cannabis innovator, specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products, announces ... 2017 to June 30, 2017. Iso International LLC recorded unaudited fiscal Q1 profits ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... , ... “Now Hiring!” is a popular phrase at Home Delivery Incontinent ... sales for over 30 consecutive years and now plans to hire more than 100 ... excitement and growth at HDIS, following the company’s acquisition by Fortune 1000 company Domtar. ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... today announced it will be exhibiting and providing demos of its smart journaling ... E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. from August 3-6, 2017. , The ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... USHEALTH Group, Inc. has been announced ... World Awards®. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best ... social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... SignatureCare Emergency Center is looking to award their 2017 Fall Scholarship. ... student. Get your applications in now as the deadline is approaching fast. ... a nursing student at Prairie View A&M University with a 3.45 GPA. Castillo was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  Bayer has awarded grants ... countries as part of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program ... of Philadelphia and Uniformed Services University ... are among the winners. Grant recipients were announced last night ... Hemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress, Berlin, Germany . ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, ... (FDA) has agreed to schedule an End-of-Phase II meeting ... of its oral insulin capsule ORMD-0801 in the treatment ... primary and secondary endpoints by indicating a statistically significant ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... Calif. , July 10, 2017  The tenth ... Boston, MA at the Sheraton ... value and unparalleled access to global decision makers and ... draw 800+ life science leaders during two impactful days. ... and provides delegates with additional networking opportunities with 4,500+ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: