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For Public Health Workers, Voting Is a Professional Responsibility

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS On November 6th the United States will hold the 2018 midterm elections. Midterm elections are notoriously low-turnout elections, with disenchantment and apathy usually carrying the day for many if not most eligible voters. However, these are not typical times that we’re living in. As public health is inherently political, this is a time when

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Public Health Is Inherently Political

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS As I learned while teaching my first undergraduate public health course in 2004, public health is inherently political. In attempting to present the material in an apolitical manner, I failed miserably, (as indicated by my teaching evaluations). Contributing to my failure was undoubtedly the raging presidential election, my red state address, and my relatively

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