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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
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
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
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
April 2023 Georges C. Benjamin,
There is growing evidence that the basic infrastructure of the public health system in the nation has eroded to the point that its capacity and capabilities to adequately protect the nation are in doubt. More
April 2023 David H. Jernigan,
In 1986, I had dropped out of graduate school and was working as a temporary typist to pay my rent. I happened into a job with an alcohol policies project started by the Trauma Foundation, an injury prevention organization housed at San Francisco General Hospital. That was the beginning of my public health career and my focus on alcohol policies. More
January 2023 Taryn A. G. Quinlan, Amelia L. Mitchell, Glen P. Mays,
Context: Improving maternal and child health (MCH) care in the United States requires solutions to address care access and the social determinants… 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
March 2022 David Rosner,
In 1970, after a decade of struggle on the part of labor, and a decade of rising industrial accident rates, the Occupational Safety and Health… More
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