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American Public Health Association

The Environmental Protection Agency adopted a new rule restricting the types of scientific studies its own regulators can use to rein in pollution, in the Trump administration's latest effort to undercut the use of science in establishing public health standards.

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

Ohio is the 40th healthiest state in America, according to the annual National Health Assessment by the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association.