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NACCHO Book Club: Moloka’i & Daughter of Moloka’i

by Emily Yox, MPH Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission. There are a couple of firsts in this recommendation–I am recommending two books instead of just one, and these fall closer to

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a “new normal” in 2020 that included controversial mitigation strategies such as masking up and staying home and became the country’s primary focus, punctuated by a summer of civil unrest, peaceful (and sometimes not so peaceful) protests, and a contentious presidential election. The student projects we’ve selected this year reflect the best of 2020 as students

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Ode to Public Health Academy: Urgent Call to Reform and Go Beyond Pretty Words

Racism is a public health issue. Police violence is a public health issue. Social justice is a public health issue. Let us add a qualifying noun such as “structural” or “systematic” to strengthen our “response” to anti-Blackness and racism. Black lives matter. With some wordsmithing, some variation of these lines basically constitutes large chunks of the “statements” and “responses” issued

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Perspective Transformation: Learning to See Racism

Racism is an urgent public health threat. We at the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and JPHMP Direct have seen the evidence that systemic racism leads to shorter life spans among blacks and other people of color (POC) brought on by disease, violence, and accidents; greater socioeconomic disparities that result in fewer opportunities to gain an education, secure

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