Tag Archives: health inequities

Infographic: Marijuana & Tobacco Smoke Incursions in NYC Housing During the Pandemic

Systemic inequities have led to greater exposure to home indoor environmental hazards such as secondhand tobacco smoke, mold, and pests among low-income children. My co-authors and I recently published an article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice that examines disparities in marijuana and tobacco smoke incursions during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when children were

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Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis: A Starting Point to UnDesign Current Systems

The whole world has changed since the NYC Health Department exhibited Undesign the Redline in 2018, but the relevance of the project has only grown. The project, detailed in a newly published report, provided a concrete way for a local health department to engage with residents, community partners, and government employees about structural racism. Since 2018, two events stand out.

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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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COVID-19 Amidst Carceral Contexts: The Overton Window of Political Possibility and Policy Change

by Cynthia Golembeski, MPH; Ans Irfan, MD, MPH; Brie Williams, MD, MS; and Homer Venters, MD, MPH Photographer Ron Levine took the photo of William Howard “Tex” Johnson when Johnson was 67 and serving time for snatching $24 in 1959 in Birmingham, AL. The photo is part of the “Prisoners of Age” series, which includes interviews with aging inmates and

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Improving Health for African-American Women in Columbus, Ohio: An Interview with Dr. Mysheika Roberts

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 62 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans. The BCHC is affiliated

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Whitney Hewlett Noël, MPH, on Roots of Health Inequities Course

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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