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Public Deliberation: A Model for Engaging Communities in Decision Making

Maya Scherer and Alexandra Kamler describe the value of using public deliberation to set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for essential workers in New York City. During 2020, in anticipation of a limited supply of vaccine in New York City (NYC), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sought guidance from members of the public about the fairest approach

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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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