Tag Archives: COVID-19

Executing an In-Person Conference During COVID-19: Experiences from Colorado

In-person meetings and conferences were paused in 2020, but innovation allowed for the Colorado Public Health Association to discover new opportunities to connect as colleagues. Unprecedented year. Pivot. Challenge. Insert all of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic buzz words. Regardless of your word of choice, the past 18+ months have taken a toll on the public health profession as highlighted in

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The Consent of the Governed

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

What the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines can teach us about how to navigate the social compact between voices of authority and the populations they serve. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. Over the last year or so there has been much criticism of leadership in

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The Ineluctable Role of the Faceless Bureaucrat

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

During Covid-19, bureaucracy was tested like never before in recent memory. Thoughts on how we can most effectively create functioning bureaucratic contexts, to support health. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. When I was in New York City I was talking to a colleague and

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Moral Injury on the Frontlines in Public Health: Balancing the Needs of Our Communities and Ourselves

Today, as the pandemic enters yet another phase, the frontline public health workforce faces a different threat: moral injury. The COVID-19 pandemic has been battering the hearts and souls of public health workers for over a year and a half. Many of us on the frontline felt a hint of relief when we were able to see the Herculean vaccination

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Racism Is a Public Health Crisis Policies and COVID-19

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the third installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. Here, we continue our discussion of the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and

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The Editor’s Podcast: Policy Implications of COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package into law

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Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience: Politics

by Patrick Bernet and Leighton Dupree Pandemics travel through social connections, testing the mettle of communities.  Arriving amidst a contentious presidential campaign, COVID-19 became part of the rhetoric, polarizing communities at a time when a shared commitment was most needed to save lives. Offering 29 electoral votes and polling as the closest contest among the five largest states, Florida received

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How Performance Improvement Can Support COVID Response 

by David Stone, MS, CPLP Think you’ve heard enough about COVID? I know you’re probably exhausted from it, but public health is still both battling it and learning from it. We’ll continue to learn well beyond when the pandemic has ended. And a key method for that learning is through the sharing of peer experiences.   On February 10, PHAB hosted a webinar titled “Advancing Public Health Performance in Times of COVID-19: Insights

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Health Inequity

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP COVID-19 does not discriminate; or does it? Many say, “COVID-19 is an equal opportunity offender,” implying that the virus treats rich and poor, urban and rural, and homeowners, renters, and unhoused individuals equally. Thinking superficially, the argument may seem convincing. However, true inequities and disparities arise from social structures

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