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Now Is the Time to Explicitly Emphasize Equity in Vaccine Access

by Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Debra DeBruin, and Nneka Sederstrom Recent announcements at the state and federal level reflect good news about expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. Three weeks ago, the Minnesota Department of Health released its updated vaccine guidance about the staging and expected timing of COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden recently said he now expects all adults to

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Upcoming Sessions: Free Practice-Based Publishing Webinar Series

by JPHMP Direct The series is FREE, so enroll now! Practice-based research is at the core of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) mission. Practitioners are doing good and important work, inside and outside COVID-19 response, and are doing work that the broader community might benefit from learning more about. State and local public health practitioners are

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Partisan Divides on Importance of Public Health Narrowed from 2018 to 2020 in a National Poll

Meditations on the MPH

In recent decades, public health has become politicized – both the governmental enterprise and the core concepts. There is partisan and ideological disagreement about the role of government, and this has translated pretty directly into disparate views on the role of public health in society. This gap has widened over the last 40 years. The General Social Survey, conducted since

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Following the Great Recession, Governments Spent More on Law and Order and Less on Health and Social Services

Meditations on the MPH

by Mac McCullough, JP Leider, Beth Resnick, David Bishai City and county governments play a major role in the funding and provision of a broad array of health, public safety, and social services in their communities. Although there is substantial federal and state spending in support of local activities, local governments are a main source of government spending in the

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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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Yet Another Post on Public Health Spending

Before 2020, before COVID, I think I may be received two or three media calls, ever, on public health funding. At this point, I and colleagues have published a couple dozen articles on the dearth of and underinvestment in public health funding. But not a lot of media interest. Now, admittedly, that’s maybe more a reflection on my work than

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New Workforce Estimates Show Public Health Never Recovered from the Great Recession. Then Came COVID-19.

Source It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your public health workforce is? These next 6 to 8 weeks are likely to represent the midnight hour of the first wave of COVID-19. Models differ, significantly, but as states begin to reopen, we know that thousands of more deaths are on the way. When this pandemic started as several outbreaks across

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Reflecting on the Past to Divine a Better Future for Public Health

Public health has undergone definition and redefinition in the US since the Union’s conception two centuries ago. There are plenty of definitions to go around. My favorite, hands down, comes from a CEA Winslow, the founder of the Yale School of Public Health and an eminent public health researcher in the last century. One hundred years ago this January, he

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Getting Creative but Remaining Rigorous, and Scientific, in Responding to a Pandemic

Apparently, I have missed an anniversary. Almost exactly 10 years ago, when we were in the midst of the last pandemic, I published my very first scholarly first-author paper – Convalescent transfusion for pandemic influenza: preparing blood banks for a new plasma product? The basic idea of this paper is that I and coauthors Patricia Brunker and Paul Ness would

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