Nevada Health Matters
John Packham, PhD writes this column addressing public health policy issues in Nevada for the Reno Gazette-Journal. John is a Past President of NPHA and is the Co-Chair of the NPHA Government Relations Committee.
3/2/14: Colon Cancer is Beatable if Caught Early, Get Screened
2/20/14: Growth Expected in Health Care Job Sector
2/16/14: Education Policy is Health Policy
2/2/14: New Report Details Unfinished Business
1/19:14: Millions Insured Thanks to ACA
1/5/14: Should we curb e-cigs?
12/15/13: Nevada Comes up Short on Tobacco Prevention
12/01/13: First, Heal Thyself
11/03/13: ACA Provides an Ounce of Prevention
09/29/13: Health Reform's Promise
09/01/13: Let's End Casinos' Smoking Exemption
07/21/13: The Growing Definition of Illness
06/16/13: Politics of Health Care's Triple Aim
04/21/13: Second Med School Wrong Solution
03/17/13: The Tsunami is Already Upon Us
02/03/13: Lawmakers Myopia is Correctable
1/20/13: A Public Health Viewpoint on Guns
12/02/12: Medicaid Expansion and the Politics of Commitment
11/4/12: Obama's Landmark Achievement
10/7/12: Repeal and Replace, Really?
08/05/12: Eliminating Scourge that is Tobacco
07/01/12: Health Care is a Moral and Economic Imperative
05/1/12: Telehealth Connects Experts to Rural Physicians
04/17/12: What County Health Rankings in Nevada Tell Us
04/03/12: A Healthier America Begins Today
03/13/12: Reversing the Influence of Big Tobacco in Nevada
02/28/12: Measuring the Success of the New Health Reform Law in Nevada
02/14/12: Free Contraception Ruling Hijacked by Culture Warriors
01/31/12: The Politics of Hunger in the U.S.
01/17/12: Higher Education Funding and Tomorrow's Health Workforce
01/03/12: 2012 and the fate of health reform
12/13/11: At $0, Nevada Ranks 50th in Nation for Spending on Anti-Smoking Efforts
11/29/11: Prevention Plays Powerful Role against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
11/8/11: Health Starts Where We Live, Learn, Work, and Play
10/18/11: Rural Hospitals in Crosshairs of Federal Budget Cutters
10/04/11: Silent Victories
09/13/11: The Future of Public Health in Nevada
08/09/11: A Matter of Life and Death
07/26/11: Healthy People Nevada 2020
07/12/11: Starving the Beast
05/24/11: Lobbyists Take Aim Again at the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act
05/10/11: National Women's Health Week
04/19/11: SB421 and the Politics of Public Health in Nevada
03/29/11: Let's Not Forget Tobacco in Public Health Debate
03/08/11: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
02/22/11: Show Me the Data
02/08/11: Scorecard Serves as a Wake-up Call on Health Future for Nevada children
01/11/11: No Where Else to Go But Up in Health Rankings
12/28/10: GOP Zeal for Bill Repeal
12/07/10: Bipartisanship's Empty Promise
11/16/10: Great American Smokeout
11/02/10: Medical Malpractice and Health Reform's Unfinished Business
10/12/10: The Perfect Storm is Already Upon Us in Health Care
09/21/10: Conference Aims to Narrow Health Equity Gap
08/31/10: Tobacco Dollars, Public Health: Ask Candidates What They Will Do
07/27/10: A Shot Across the Bow
06/22/10: The Medicalization of Society
05/25/10: Next on the Menu: Child Nutrition
05/11/10: Our Unhealthy State of Affairs
--- CQ Press State Health Rankings 2010
04/06/10: Young and Invincible
03/09/10: How Healthy is Your County?
02/16/10: The Tobacco Sweep and Other Assaults on Public Health
02/02/10: U.S. Health Care Reform Stalled But Far From Over
12/29/09: What's Next for Health Care: Are We Getting Reform?
12/08/09: Health Reform Won't Help Nevadans Poor Health Habits
11/10/09: Small Business and the Fate of Health Care Reform
10/06/09: What is the Cost of Failure?
09/22/09: Where Does Your Physician Stand on Reform?
09/08/09: Health Care Reform in the Balance
08/11/09: How does Universal Coverage Rank with Your Senator or Representative?
07/28/09: Please, Let's Talk About the Cost of Health Care Reform
07/14/09: U.S. Health Care Reform: The Battle Has Begun
06/09/09: In Defense of Food, Not Just Individual Nutrients
05/19/09: The Emerging Business Case for Health Care Reform
03/31/09: Senate Bill 372 Guts Statewide Smoking Ban
03/24/09: State Needs More Health Care Professionals
03/03/09: Budget Could Worsen Health Care Shortage
01/20/09: Employer-Sponsored Insurance Faces Uncertain Future
12/30/08: Nearly Forty Percent of Washoe Youths Are Overweight
12/16/08: The Next Battle: Taking Care of Our Veterans
12/09/08: Celebrate Vaccination Week by Getting Flu Shot
11/18/08: Securitization of Tobacco Funds Not the Answer
11/04/08: Are We Facing the End of the Deregulatory State?
10/14/08: A Tale of Two States Revisited: How Nevada, Utah Compare
09/30/08: Health Care Reform and the Health of the Economy
09/09/08: Who Will Keep the Public Healthy in Nevada?
08/26/08: Despite state gains, Washoe County has no fluoridation program
08/12/08: Prevention is a Good Investment
07/29/08: Shortsighted Policies Spell End for Trust Fund for Public Health
07/15/08: Presidential Politics and Health Care Reform
07/01/08: Is Health Care Reform Finally at Hand?
05/27/08: Bad Economy Can Affect Health
05/13/08: Vaccines: Individual Liberty vs. the Health of the Public
04/22/08: Tobacco Prevention in the State Leaves Much to be Desired
04/08/08: Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance
03/25/08: Why Does Income Affect Health in Our Country?
03/11/08: Public Health Programs Must be Funded to Serve Their Purpose
02/26/08: Infectious Diseases Under Control Now Better than Ever
02/12/08: Better Preventive Health Care Needed