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January 2023 Lauren A. Taylor, Paige Nong, Jodyn Platt,
Context: Trust plays a critical role in facilitating health care delivery and calls for rebuilding trust in health care are increasingly commonplace.… More
October 2022 Richard F. Callahan,
Callahan recommends leveraging the bottom-up, intergovernmental approach of the public health field to bring an equity lens to infrastructure projects and build the credibility of the public health field following the Covid-19 pandemic. More
October 2022 Kushal T. Kadakia, Zirui Song,
Rather than focusing on “clinical non-inferiority,” or whether the reform lowers spending without negatively affecting outcomes, the authors propose focusing first on improving health first and second on lowering the implications for spending second. More
September 2022 Maria Bargeman, Julia Abelson, Gillian Mulvale, Anne Niec, Ania Theuer,
Context: Increased recognition of the epidemiology of trauma and its impact on individuals within and across human service delivery systems has… More
September 2022 Courtnee Melton-Fant,
Racial health inequities are well-documented and pervasive in the United States, but there is still resistance to naming structural racism—and the resultant public policies— as the root cause of those inequities. More
August 2022 Lawrence O. Gostin, Sandro Galea,
On August 17th, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky acknowledged the CDC’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced an agency-wide restructuring. More
August 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although funding and access to health care have long been important issues in American public policy, far less attention has been paid to issues relating to public health. More
June 2022 Simar Singh Bajaj, Anthony Zhong, Bhav Jain, Fatima Cody Stanford,
The connections between infrastructure and health are robust, from the benefits of green spaces, physical activity, and clean air to the consequences of water pollution, community severance, and environmental contamination. More
May 2022 Alex C. Liber,
Context: The effects of commerce on the public health are omnipresent. The commercial determinants of health (CDoH) represent a burgeoning area of… More
February 2022 Rachel Hogg-Graham, Elizabeth Graves, Glen P. Mays,
Context: While the novel coronavirus pandemic has underscored the important role of public health systems in protecting community health, it has also… More
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