Tag Archives: coronavirus

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?

by JP Leider, PhD 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

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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

by Sheryl Monks 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

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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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Coronavirus and Local Health Departments: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Coronavirus LHDs Cynthia Morrow

by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH EDITORIAL NOTE: The situation regarding Novel Coronavirus is still rapidly evolving. For the most current information, please consult the websites for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to be a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC).

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