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2009-04-06 09:01:00

Communities across the Country Join the Observance in Support of Building the Foundation for a Healthy America WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today kicks off National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2009, themed Building the Foundation for a Healthy America. This year, NPHW, which runs April 6-12, aims to raise awareness of public health's critical role in improving the U.S. health system. The week is coordinated by the American...

2009-04-02 10:00:00

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...

2009-03-03 10:12:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association's (APHA) new Fluoridation Position Statement is based on many documents that neither support nor evaluate fluoridation's safety and/or effectiveness as it claims, (1) reports NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. APHA asserts, "All of these reviews have found CWF [Community Water Fluoridation] to be safe and effective." Here's the truth about APHA's "supportive" references: National Research Council...

2009-02-26 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb, 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of the American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association (APHA) joins other leading health organizations, members of Congress and families across the nation in applauding the $634 billion reserve fund dedicated to health reform. "Along with the continued emphasis on prevention, the inclusion of health reform funds in the...

2009-02-24 15:43:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we gear up for spring, the winter storms that left many communities without power serve as a reminder that emergency situations can occur without warning. To ensure that we are ready for possible future emergencies, the American Public Health Association's (APHA) "Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks" campaign reminds Americans to update their emergency preparedness kits when they change their clocks on March 8. Daylight-saving time...

2009-02-13 22:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) commends members of Congress for working together on the economic stimulus bill to produce legislation that will create jobs, allow state and local governments to continue offering critical safety-net services and provide an opportunity to work toward improving the health of all Americans. The revised legislation includes funding for the following, all of which are supported by APHA as important...

2009-02-02 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today released its annual congressional voting record, which measures how members of Congress voted on legislation that is important to public health. APHA's report was compiled by examining hundreds of individual votes and selecting key public health votes during the second session of the 110th Congress in 2008. In the Senate, 44 out of 100 senators voted in support of APHA's position on all six...

2009-01-14 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress begins its first term and the Obama administration prepares to assume power, the American Public Health Association (APHA) urges our elected leaders to recognize the importance of public health as the foundation for a strong national health system. To this end, APHA calls on the president and Congress to: Increase access to health care. APHA urges the administration to ensure that each individual has access to quality and...

2009-01-06 06:30:00

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jackson Browne and Graham Nash combine musical forces to bring attention to the nation's biggest problem: the health of our people WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Event Emissary, a DC-based event planning company, and The Vineeta Foundation, a health and human rights organization, announced today that in celebration of Barack Obama's Inauguration, the Health for All Blue Diamond Ball will be held January 20, 2009 at the Smithsonian Institution's...

2008-12-11 11:04:00

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "At a time when national interest in reforming the health system has never been higher, the American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds President-elect Obama for prioritizing health reform and selecting former Sen. Tom Daschle to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the new White House Office on Health...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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