Tag Archives: health disparities

Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Public Health: Ensuring that PHAB Accreditation Reduces Health Disparities Between Public Health Jurisdictions

It is vital to ensure that PHAB accreditation is accomplished in a way that maximizes its impact on health equity and does not systematically leave out jurisdictions. In our article titled, “An Analysis of How Characteristics of Local Health Department Jurisdictions Influence Involvement in PHAB Accreditation: Implications for Health Equity,” my colleague, Ashlyn Lipnicky and I set out to explore

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Sep 2021: Local Public Health Agencies

Structural Racism Impacts Health. Structural racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work to perpetuate racial group inequity. It is rooted in a hierarchy that privileges one race over another, influencing institutions that govern daily life from housing policies to police profiling and incarceration. It is closely linked to the social determinants

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JPHMP Direct Talk Podcast: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ Communities

by Camelia Singletary, MPH In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, I speak with Dr. Kristen Krause about her article, “Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LBGTQ Communities.” The commentary appears in the latest JPHMP supplement, COVID-19: Looking Back, Moving Forward.  Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention

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Excess Mortality as a Canary in the Coal Mine for COVID Disparities

by JP Leider and Elizabeth Wrigley-Field Minnesota has been in the news in recent months, for all the wrong reasons. The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in the midst of a seemingly uncontrollable COVID-19 pandemic again shone a light on the tremendous disparities and inequities present in the state. The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, noted

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Think Globally, Act Locally: Interview with Cindy Perry

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD Dr. Perry on the Continental Divide Trail in the Wind River Range, Wyoming In the fifth episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Cindy Perry, the Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor and an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon. She loves backpacking, especially

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