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2008-10-08 18:00:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Around 13,000 public health professionals will meet in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25-29, to address the nation's top public health challenges at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 136th Annual Meeting. The conference will feature leading experts, researchers and practitioners presenting the latest public health science at nearly a thousand sessions on significant public health issues, including issues of critical political importance...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

The American Pharmacists Association, or APhA Foundation has announced a contribution from Procter & Gamble for the development of a media center that will be part of the expanded and renovated APhA headquarters building in Washington, DC. The new building is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2009. The media center will support various APhA communication functions such as media interviews, video production, and conferences. The content developed using...

2008-10-06 15:00:40

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Erin Wendel of APhA, +1-202-429-7558, ewendel@aphanet.org MediaCenterto highlight the role of the pharmacist in public education WASHINGTON,Oct. 6/PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution from Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the development of a "Media Center" that will be part of the expanded and renovated APhA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The new building is...

2008-10-03 15:00:06

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Bithiah Lafontant of the American Public Health Association, +1-202-777-2509, bithiah.lafontant@apha.org Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E)Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Public Health Association (APHA) praises Congress for passing historic legislation that will require health insurers to provide the same level of coverage for mental illness and...

2008-10-01 09:00:48

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Erin Wendel, ewendel@aphanet.org, of American Pharmacists Association, +1-202-628-4410 Patients Encouraged to Keep Up-To-Date Medication Record WASHINGTON,Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During American Pharmacists Month (APhM) in October, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is urging consumers to get to know their pharmacist as part of its "Know Your Medicine --- Know Your Pharmacist" campaign. According to an APhA survey nearly 70 percent of...

2008-10-01 03:00:19

By Anonymous IN RECOGNITION of his outstanding contributions to public health through sciencebased advocacy, J. Davitt McAteer, JD, will receive the 2008 David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health at APHA's 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego. McAteer is an attorney in private practice in Shepherdstown, W. Va., and holds a number of other positions, including serving as director of governmental affairs and legal advisor to Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W. Va. His colleagues...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Johnson, Teddi Dineley ACROSS the nation, violent crimes have declined significantly since 1990, but homicide remains the second leading cause of death among youths ages 10 to 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Sta- tistics, adolescents and young adults are dispropor- tionately victimized by firearm-related homicide. But while protocols for identifying cases of intimate partner violence, child abuse and substance abuse have all been implemented in emergency departments,...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Anonymous TO DRAW attention to the state of America's health system and the need for reform, APHA -will be bringing together national health leaders in a special town hall at its October Annual Meeting. Open to all Annual Meeting attendees, the town hall will engage participants in a discussion on health reform. Attention has been growing in recent months on the role the next administration will play in improving the nation's health system, and the town hall will highlight what is in...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Anonymous KENNETH W. Kizer, MD, MPH, will receive the 2008 APHA Award for Excellence for his distinguished achievements in transforming the operation and quality of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Kizer, who was VA undersecretary for health and chief executive officer for the Veterans Health Administration from 1994- 1999, is now chair of Medsphere Systems Corporation in Aliso Viejo, Calif. He is credited with reorganization of the VA health care system, decentraliz- ing...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Currie, Donya EVEN THE bestintentioned efforts to improve health in developing countries can weaken overall health systems, and global health advocates have issued guidelines aimed at preventing such accidental effects. At the Global Health Council Annual Meeting in late May, 22 signatories joined to unveil the "NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening." The code, which is aimed at nongovernmental organizations, debuted after talks among those who work to shore up health...