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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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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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Thoughts on Adaptive Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Robert Irwin, MA; and Gene Matthews, JD As public health leaders around the globe work to provide leadership in these challenging times, each day will present new or recurring leadership challenges. Some lessons learned from prior outbreaks may serve as useful guideposts. However, the coronavirus outbreak has, in important respects, presented unprecedented challenges. Therefore,

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Q&A with Bahareh Ansari: One International Student’s Experience and Advice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily lives of Americans and citizens around the world who are practicing social distancing to help stem the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. For international students living abroad in host countries, the stress and anxiety can be even more unnerving than for those of us who are required to work or school from

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What’s the Deal with Public Health Funding?

I woke up this morning and decided the question of public health funding deserved the Jerry Seinfeld treatment. Like my colleagues who do disaster planning and are in public health more generally, I get many questions each day about COVID-19 and what the average citizen should do. Make no mistake, these questions are coming from a reasoned and reasonable place.

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COVID-19: Podcast with Dr. Lloyd Novick and Dr. John Marr

At the time of this recording, COVID-19 has been declared by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic with confirmed cases in 114 countries, including over 900 cases in the United States. Dr. Lloyd Novick, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Dr. John Marr, American physician, epidemiologist, and infectious disease outbreak expert, weigh in

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Health Behaviors: Not Just for Chronic Diseases Anymore

by Jay Maddock, PhD For many of us trained in health promotion and health behavior change, our focus tends to focus on the prevention of chronic disease. Much of the funded research and the educational component of health promotion focuses on behaviors like increasing physical activity, improving diet, and reducing or eliminating substance use including tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

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Coronavirus Spreads Concern Around the Globe

Coronavirus Spreads Concern Globally

Dr. John Marr is an American physician, epidemiologist, and author whose professional life has concerned outbreaks of infectious disease for over 40 years. He specializes in historical epidemics (see Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries). We communicated with Dr. Marr by email to get his expert opinion on the spread of Novel Coronavirus (recently named COVID-19 by the World Health

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