Category Archives: New Issues

Public Deliberation: A Model for Engaging Communities in Decision Making

Maya Scherer and Alexandra Kamler describe the value of using public deliberation to set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for essential workers in New York City. During 2020, in anticipation of a limited supply of vaccine in New York City (NYC), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sought guidance from members of the public about the fairest approach

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Perspective Transformation on Structural Racism: Learning to See Racism

Understanding how different groups experience Perspective Transformation can help advance efforts to promote health equity. A new article published in a special JPHMP supplement, Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism, highlights a concept known as perspective transformation. Perspective transformation centers on “the idea that once a person knows, think[s], and believes something different, they will

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Infographic: Community Resilience: A Dynamic Model for Public Health 3.0

Community Resilience as a framework for Public Health 3.0 to address structural racism, foster equity, and improve population health. The article, “Community Resilience: A Dynamic Model for Public Health 3.0” presents an innovative model for Chief Health Strategists to measure and define place-based community resilience. The paper describes methods for measuring equity and addressing structural racism as a public health

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Integrating Clinical and Community Data: A Framework to Link Patients and Share Data with Clinical, Community, and Public Health Partners

Integrating longitudinal data from community-based organizations with electronic health record information can improve ​data accessibility and use to understanding health. Lessons learned from the Childhood Obesity Data Initiative. The September study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reveals that many US children gained more weight than expected during the pandemic, which highlights the importance of addressing children’s health challenges.

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