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2013-09-24 23:01:53

The goal is to improve health and reduce the impact of chronic lifestyle-related disease on the U.S. population. Akron, OH (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Akron General Health System, a national leader in promoting wellness and disease prevention, and Kent State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, have formed a new collaborative for the study and promotion of wellness programs. The goal is to improve health and reduce the impact of chronic lifestyle-related...

2013-09-24 12:28:41

CGI Commitment Promises to Help One Million Lead Healthy Lives NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arogya World announced today a new Commitment at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, as chronic disease prevention took center stage at CGI. The global health non-profit pledged to get 100 companies in India to become recognized as Healthy Workplaces by 2016, helping one million of those who work there lead healthy lives. Joining Arogya World on this...

2013-09-23 08:29:07

Certified public health inspectors the "Quiet Champions" of the public health system HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today marks the beginning of Environmental Public Health Week, a celebration dedicated to certified public health inspectors who have had a real and tangible role in increasing the life expectancy of Canadians by ensuring that citizens have safe air, water, soil, buildings and food everyday. This year's theme, Celebrating 100 Years of Distinction, recognizes the...

2013-09-22 23:01:14

Six Tips for Choosing the Right Individual Health Insurance Plan Park City, utah (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on choosing an individual health insurance plan. According to Zane Benefits’ website, ObamaCare introduces four new health reforms that encourage more people than ever to purchase their own individual health insurance, without involvement from an employer. The four new...

2013-09-20 23:00:11

In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its...

2013-09-20 12:24:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) presented its 2013 Vision Awards to the New Jersey Department of Health, Arizona Department of Health Services, and Illinois Department of Public Health. The ASTHO Vision Awards annually recognize outstanding health department programs and initiatives that use creative approaches to address public health needs or problems and to promote awareness and...

2013-09-19 20:21:42

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 19, Terry Cline, commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, was elected president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) during the association's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. John Dreyzehner, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, was elected as secretary-treasurer at the same meeting. Jewel Mullen, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public...

2013-09-19 20:21:38

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recognized public health leaders for their dedication and service at this year's ASTHO Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey is the 2013 McCormack Award winner. Established in 1950 to honor the late Arthur T. McCormack, a Kentucky state health official, the McCormack Award is presented each year to...

2013-09-18 16:25:43

- Programs Combat Obesity, Promote Positive Parenting - ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The health departments in Alamance, Dare and Henderson counties and Dr. Miriam Labbok, Kristie Marr and Jodi Massey all received awards today during the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's 2013 Child Health Recognition Awards ceremony at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA). The awards, which include monetary grants for...

2013-09-18 12:31:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Georges Benjamin, the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), has been appointed Director Designate to the Board of Directors of Legacy. As Director Designate, Dr. Benjamin will be appointed to the next Board vacancy. As an internationally recognized leader in public health, Dr. Benjamin brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive background to the Legacy leadership and its mission to building a...