Category Archives: Big Cities Health Coalition

It’s (Already) Time to Call the Game 

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. I am a lifelong baseball fan. I have vivid memories of game 6 of the 1986 World Series as a young New York Mets fan. My move as an adult to DC coincided with the return of baseball to the city and a renewed love for the game. My family attended Nationals games at RFK, the first game at the then-new Nats Park, and the all-star festivities (where my

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Five Months In, Our Pandemic Battle Is Far from Over

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. Nearly five months ago, I received an invite from a colleague at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to join a call discussing the first case of coronavirus in the state of Washington. While driving back

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To Prevent Overdose Deaths, Buprenorphine Policy Must Change

by Oxiris Barbot, MD This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. New York City successfully bent the curve of overdose deaths in 2018 for the first time in almost a decade. Still, 1,444 people died of drug overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones. The tragedy of this epidemic is

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Local Leaders Start Scaling Up the Public Health Response to Coronavirus

Big Cities Health Coronavirus

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. With the CDC’s confirmation of the first local transmission of Coronavirus in the US on January 30, it’s important to know that the entire health system, from trained public health experts to medical professionals across the country, is

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Measles : How Local Health Departments Are Responding to this Latest Public Health Outbreak

Measles Local Health Departments

by Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey Duchin, MD This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition. Visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 1,200 confirmed cases of measles in 2019, the most

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Investing Early to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreaks Among People Living Homeless

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Patty Hayes, RN, MN This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition and originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog. Please visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. In recent years, urban areas in the US have been grappling with hepatitis A

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Improving Health for African-American Women in Columbus, Ohio: An Interview with Dr. Mysheika Roberts

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 62 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans. The BCHC is affiliated

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A Standardized Approach is Needed to Address Social Determinants of Health

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Colleen Bridger, PhD, MPH The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six

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Now Is the Time to Tell Policymakers that Trauma Matters to Our Health

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Kelly Colopy, MPP, and Amanda Merck, MPH The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one

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Wrapping Up the Highs and Lows of Urban Public Health in 2018

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans.

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