Tag Archives: public health

On Centering Reproductive Health and Access in the Public Health Agenda

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Thoughts on the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade and public health’s responsibilities in this moment. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. A few days ago, Politico obtained a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. If the draft becomes the Court’s final opinion,

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Sectarianism and the Public’s Health

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How do our country’s fractious regional and political identities create challenges and opportunities for health? This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that Americans who have not been vaccinated are now three times likelier to lean Republican than to lean Democrat.

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Health in an Era of Resurgent Great Power Conflict

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What rising tensions between the US and China may bode for public health, global health institutions, and the socioeconomic forces that shape health. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. This summer, the journal Nature Food published a study which is, in many ways, a microcosm of a key force

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Biden vs. Trump: Should Their Position on Public Health Drive Your Vote?

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM Single-issue voting is the phenomena where a voter will choose a candidate (or often a party) based upon their stance on an issue that is of central importance to the voter. The classic example is that of abortion rights. Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision nearly fifty years ago, one struggles to

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Now Accepting Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2020

by JPHMP Direct Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020 are being accepted through Oct. 1. Send us yours now! Guidelines All nominees must be currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in public health or a related field. Projects may be ongoing but should have gotten underway in 2020, not before. Projects may involve groups

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Summer of Service Learning

by Eric Coles, DrPH This summer public health students are struggling to find positions that fulfill field-based learning requirements for their degree programs, as many host organizations have cancelled their summer practicum and internship programs due to COVID-19. At the same time, local public health departments are in desperate need of more resources for contact tracing and other efforts to

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Local Leaders Start Scaling Up the Public Health Response to Coronavirus

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by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. With the CDC’s confirmation of the first local transmission of Coronavirus in the US on January 30, it’s important to know that the entire health system, from trained public health experts to medical professionals across the country, is

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