The Power of Prevention

Highlights from APHA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

The Power of Prevention

Interview with Georges Benjamin, APHA Executive Director

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin talks at APHA 2015 about how important health anniversaries like those of the Affordable Care Act and community water fluoridation are moving us in the right direction.


Vivek Murthy and Julian Castro

The surgeon general and housing secretary talk about the ways housing and health intersect, plus how the National Prevention Council is helping make progress in the area of prevention.


Vivek Murthy, Jonathon Woodson and Shiriki Kumanyiki

The surgeon general talks to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathon Woodson and APHA President Shiriki Kumanyiki about prevention, the work of the National Prevention Council and how the entire public health community can help forge partnerships that result in meaningful, healthy change.

Monday General Session Highlights

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, Assistant Defense Secretary for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson and APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika remind us why prevention matters.


The Tipping Point: Activating a Public Health Movement to Address Gun Violence

Brady Campaign President Daniel Gross, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, Cure Violence CEO Gary Slutkin and other public health stakeholders explain the necessity of a public health approach to gun violence.