Tag Archives: Health Equity

When Communities Lead, Positive Health Outcomes Advance

We must learn and understand our collective history as a culture to get to the root cause of the racial disparities. This post originally appeared on Every Child Thrives | W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is reposted here with permission by the author and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Read the original post here. For many of us working in public health

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Using Human-Centered Design for More Inclusive Maternal Health

We uncovered the social support gaps in maternal health and co-designed solution prototypes with community-based organizations through design workshops, highlighting the potential of design thinking as a tool for centering equity in public health practice. At Ariadne Labs, clinical teams use human-centered design to develop solution prototypes for documented gaps in health care delivery. We recently described one such initiative

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Making the “Invisible” Visible: Battling Structural Racism Against Asians in the US

Editor-in-chief Dr. Lloyd Novick speaks with Dr. Naoko Muramatsu about Battling Structural Racism Against Asians in the United States: Call for Public Health to Make the “Invisible” Visible, an article which appears in a new supplement, Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism. Violence and discrimination against Asians escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled by slurs

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Infographic: Community Resilience: A Dynamic Model for Public Health 3.0

Community Resilience as a framework for Public Health 3.0 to address structural racism, foster equity, and improve population health. The article, “Community Resilience: A Dynamic Model for Public Health 3.0” presents an innovative model for Chief Health Strategists to measure and define place-based community resilience. The paper describes methods for measuring equity and addressing structural racism as a public health

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Climate Crisis & Structural Racism — Peas in a Pod: Urgent Need for Climate Competent Care as a Structural Competency to Advance Climate Medicine

It is critical to approach climate medicine with a structural lens rather than a narrowly focused approach of climate-health knowledge alone that does not connect this existential threat to the broader socio-political ecosystem in which we function. Climate negotiations (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, this November were some of the most consequential in human history in determining our collective path forward

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Climate Accords: Potent Structural Determinants of Health

The enormity and complexity of the climate crisis requires public health to step up and draw not only from its usual disciplinary strengths but also from fields of anthropology, sociology, social ethics, and philosophy to propose solutions that center human rights and health equity in climate negotiations and eventual climate agreements. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging due to willful governmental

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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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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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Examining the Effectiveness of Year-Round School Calendars : An Interview with Dr. Robert Hahn

by Michelle Haberstroh As part of my internship with JPHMP Direct, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Hahn, one of the authors of a systematic review published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. A PDF of the article, “Examining the Effectiveness of Year-Round School Calendars on Improving Educational Attainment Outcomes Within the Context of

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Health Departments, Health Equity, and Intentional Inclusion

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and

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