Tag: Policy

When Partnerships Improve Health: How San Antonio’s Mayor and Health Commissioner Implemented CityHealth Policies Together

When we talk about partnerships that truly impact health, we think of leaders like San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and his health commissioner, Dr. Colleen Bridger. Mayor Nirenberg and Dr. Bridger embraced the tools and resources of our CityHealth initiative to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco age to 21; expand access to high-quality… Read more »

Working with Congress on Health Issues: Tips from Senator Kaine

How can health officials and other advocates partner with federal, state, and local policymakers to advance public health? Senator Tim Kaine sat down with de Beaumont Senior Fellow Karen Remley to offer practical tips for state health officials and others for an “ASTHO Experts” segment. Dr. Remley served as Virginia’s health commissioner from 2008 to… Read more »

New Toolkit for Governors Aims to Advance Policies that Improve Health

Because of term limits or retirements, 17 states had no incumbent nominee for governor in November 2018. In all, 20 states elected new governors, and 8 saw a change in political party as well. More than 150 million Americans are beginning 2019 with new leadership presiding over the factors that influence their health, including education,… Read more »

Presidents & Health: 5 Things You Didn’t Learn in History Class

Throughout our nation’s history, our elected leaders have shaped health through advocacy, education, and their own example. In honor of Presidents Day, the de Beaumont Foundation has released a quiz sharing some fun facts about presidents and health over the years. Take the quiz. Sample questions: Who is the only president to win two national… Read more »

How Pre-K Programs Can Lead to Better Health Outcomes

By Catherine Patterson My first job out of college was as a Head Start teacher. I had a classroom full of 20 three-year-olds, and I’m not afraid to admit (now) that I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I was the very definition of “fake it till you make it” that first year. Thankfully,… Read more »