Quarterly Topic

Public Health

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  • Quarterly Opinion

    Measles: Forecasting the Next Decade in the United States

    May 2024 Nahid Bhadelia Laura White Lawrence O. Gostin

    The next decade will be a critical window to prevent measles from regaining a foothold. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Changing US Support for Public Health Data Uses through Pandemic and Political Turmoil

    May 2024 Cason Schmit Brian Larson Thomas Tanabe Mahin Ramezani Qi Zheng Hye-Chung Kum

    Context: Recent legislative privacy efforts have not included special provisions for public health data use. Although past studies documented support… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Connecting Public Health and Primary Care: The Prevention and Public Health Fund Redux

    January 2024 Marianne Udow-Phillips Samantha Iovan Peter D. Jacobson

    The imbalance in US health spending between public health and medical care is no secret. For example, of the more than $3.8 trillion in US health… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Five Questions for a Post-Pandemic World

    December 2023 Sandro Galea George J. Annas

    We are likely still too close to the Covid pandemic, too enmeshed in its ongoing risks, to fully evaluate what we did right and what we did wrong these past years, and how we can best plan for future pandemics. More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    The Iron Cage of Violence Prevention  

    August 2023 Harold A. Pollack Nate Glasser Selwyn Rogers, Jr.

    Not long ago, some of us were asked to attend a meeting at our institution on the topic of development and employment opportunities for young people… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    The Off-Ramp from COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Orders: Are We on a Road Forward or a U-Turn?

    June 2023 Paula M. Lantz

    The sunsetting of emergency declarations and orders, while signaling a decrease in the turmoil caused by COVID-19, does not mean the pandemic is over in the United States or globally. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Politics and the Public Health Workforce: Lessons Suggested from a Five-State Study

    May 2023 Michael S. Sparer Lawrence D. Brown

    The politics of public health requires a closer look at the role played by county commissioners, mayors, and other local elected officials. We need a political strategy to persuade these officials that their constituents will benefit from a better public health system. More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Reimagining Prevention in a Post-COVID-19 World

    May 2023 Sandro Galea

    At some level, we failed at prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. If our metric for success was preventing viral spread, illness, or death, then a pandemic in which the United States was hit harder than any other large country showed us that we fell substantially shorter in prevention than we might have hoped. With this as a motivating impulse, I suggest that we ask two questions: what caused the consequences of COVID-19 to be so devastating in the US? And, understanding that, what would be an intellectual and practical agenda for prevention going forward? More

  • Quarterly Article

    Transforming Public Health Data Systems to Advance the Population’s Health

    April 2023 Kushal T. Kadakia Karen B. DeSalvo

    As the public health sector begins an unprecedented data modernization effort, scholars and policymakers should ensure ongoing reforms are aligned with the five components of an ideal public health data system: outcomes and equity oriented, actionable, interoperable, collaborative, and grounded in a robust public health system. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Public Health Emergency Preparedness After COVID-19

    April 2023 Joshua M. Sharfstein Nicole Lurie

    A new vision for the field of public health emergency preparedness for the future, one that is integrally connected to a future vision for public health. More