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How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

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We Can Strengthen Communities by Committing to Equity

by Jamila M. Porter, DrPH, MPH This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. From the very beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated and exacerbated a host of devastating inequalities that have long existed in our society. Renewed national movements for social justice and civil rights have made clear that the pandemic is a unique inflection point. We can stay on our current course and endure ever-growing injustice, or

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Turning the Page on a Challenging Year

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. The past year has been immensely challenging and consequential for the field of public health, particularly big city and other local and state health officials and their staff. Ten months after the first US case of COVID-19, our members

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Partisan Divides on Importance of Public Health Narrowed from 2018 to 2020 in a National Poll

Meditations on the MPH

In recent decades, public health has become politicized – both the governmental enterprise and the core concepts. There is partisan and ideological disagreement about the role of government, and this has translated pretty directly into disparate views on the role of public health in society. This gap has widened over the last 40 years. The General Social Survey, conducted since

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From the Editor: COVID-19 and Public Health–Looking Back, Moving Forward

The January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the Public Health Workforce, and is accompanied by a special supplement on COVID-19, sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Big Cities Health Coalition, and the de Beaumont Foundation. “COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a supplemental issue publishes with

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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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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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