Monthly Archives: June 2022

The Novel Adenovirus: A Call for Advances in Health Infrastructure and Pandemic Preparedness

The next biothreat is inevitable, and the absence of policies to combat it will lead to disaster. The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized public health infrastructure in the United States. Health care expenditures have grown at a record-high rate, the development of vaccinations has been streamlined, and the federal government has enacted several policies aimed to support pandemic preparedness through disease

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Health Department Community Health Workers: The Greatest Potential for Improving Population Health

CHWs are quickly becoming recognized as critical to improving population health, which is where health departments are shifting their focus as they strive to achieve the strategies laid out in the Public Health 3.0 model. Community health workers (CHWs) are an umbrella term that include community health representatives, promotoras, outreach educators, community health representatives, peer health promoters, and peer health

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Investing in the Insurance Navigator Workforce to Advance Health Equity

Continued and increased political and financial investment is needed to support insurance Navigators’ equity work serving vulnerable communities in the United States. The Obama Administration launched the federally funded Insurance Navigator Program (“Navigator Program”) as part of the Affordable Care Act. The Program’s purpose was to address barriers in access to health care through providing enrollment assistance, outreach, and education

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