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2011-10-21 15:45:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year at its annual meeting, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recognizes a number of public health leaders for their dedication and service. At this year's meeting in Portland, Oregon, ASTHO honored seven different people for their work advancing public health. This year's McCormack Award went to Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE, Director and State Health Officer of the Arkansas Department of Health....

2011-01-27 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased that Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, has been appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) This is further recognition of Dr. Levi as one of the country's leading experts on prevention and public health policy. Clearly the dynamics of public health in this...

2010-05-26 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University has named Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, pediatrician and epidemiologist, as dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). Dr. Goldman will set a vision for the school and help enhance undergraduate and graduate educational and research programs. She will begin her tenure at GW in mid-August. "With her breadth of experience in the field of children's environmental health, public health practice and...

2010-03-29 14:04:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading preventive health care researchers, physicians and executives assembled at U.S. Preventive Medicine® Friday to outline their vision for advancing evidence-based prevention in health care. With health care at the forefront of the national discourse, the newly formed U.S. Preventive Medicine International Advisory Board seeks to advance preventive health care as an important way to save lives and reduce costs around the...

2008-12-11 08:30:00

Cover more clinical preventive services, dedicate funding source to public health WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today unveiled health reform recommendations to Congress that would strengthen disease prevention and health promotion efforts to tackle the chronic diseases that are causing medical costs to spiral. Under these proposals, federally funded insurance programs would provide highly cost-effective clinical preventive services with no...

2008-12-10 23:01:00

Business, Health Care Leaders and Key Congressional Staff Members Discuss Overwhelming Private Sector Support for Reform, Need for Strong Bipartisan Political Leadership WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reforming America's health system is critical to any efforts to rebuild the nation's economy, leaders from the business, health, and policymaking communities declared at a forum in Washington, D.C. today. Participants in "Rhetoric to Reality: The Urgency of Health Reform" also...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Johnson, Teddi Dineley New campaigns address the question: What is public health? IN NEW York City, red and white stickers plastered on everything from bike racks to trash cans to hybrid buses boldly declare: "This is Public Health." In Texas, employees of the San Patricio County Department of Public Health are sporting a logo on their shirts to tell the world they are public health workers. In Kansas City, Mo., public health officials are polishing their storytelling skills to...

2008-09-09 15:00:08

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System (TUHS), effective October 15, 2008. Johnson has served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since being appointed to that position in April 2003 by Governor Ed Rendell. As Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Johnson will be responsible for providing vision and leadership for the development and...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Anonymous As worker shortages threaten public health's ability to take on growing threats to the nation's health, it is more important than ever that national policy-makers move quickly to ensure a robust public health work force, APHA and fellow advocates told members of Congress in May. Public health workers, from nurses to nutritionists to epidemiologists, are retiring faster than they can be replaced, the letter stated, with 50,000 fewer public health workers in 2000 than there were...

2008-08-25 15:00:36

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says local and state health officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce food salt levels. The comments from health officials came in response to the FDA's request for public input on a petition filed by the CSPI urging the agency to revise its "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS, status of salt and to limit sodium levels in various food categories. Among those commenting was Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the commissioner of...