Health Equity & Reproductive Justice: Transforming Perinatal Care Now

June 2nd, 2021

By: Ashley Shukait, MPH, CHES and Glyceria Tsinas, QMHA

 

Drug-involved fatal poisonings for 2020 are expected to reach over 100,000 in the United States—a 40% increase from[...]

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From Redlining to Gentrification: The Policy of the Past that Affects Health Outcomes Today

May 26th, 2021

By: Hannah De los Santos, PhD, MS, Karen Jiang, MPH, Julianna Bernardi, BS, and Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH

 

In the 1980s, a set of historical city maps resurfaced to reveal a hidden facet of our neighborhoods—the redlined[...]

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Homelessness Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: How the Perry Street Recovery Center Reminds Us to Prioritize Community Partnerships

May 25th, 2021

By: Caleb Dafilou, MPH

 

In January 2020, Tom was 61 years old when he was evicted from his home. In the following months, an already[...]

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Sex Ed Isn’t Actually About Sex

May 24th, 2021

By: Rebekah Rollston, MD, MPH

 

As a teen in rural Appalachia, I didn’t know what I was missing when it came to my abstinence-only sex education. It[...]

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Spirituality and Health

May 14th, 2021

By: Alexis Jimenez Maldonado

 

When a person becomes a patient, their sense of innate humanity has a way of being negated—their clothes are[...]

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The Current State of COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Children

May 10th, 2021

By: Rebecca B. Garcia, MSN, FNP-C, Janelle M. Menard, PhD, and Elizabeth B. Pathak, PhD, MSPH

 

Children are absolutely essential to the success of COVID-19 vaccination efforts, as children aged 0-15 years [...]

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Men and Primary Care: Removing the Barriers

May 5th, 2021

By: Peter Baker, MA

 

A recent study of British dental patients found that men are more likely than women to be hospitalized due to severe[...]

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Consequences of COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation From Physical Distancing in Older Adults

May 4th, 2021

By: Lauren Yap

 

Ms. B sits alone at home day after day, grieving. Ever since one of her loved ones died last fall in the midst of[...]

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National Arab American Heritage Month as a Public Health Catalyst

April 27th, 2021

By: Siwaar Abouhala

 

I am a young Arab American, born and raised in New York, yet this is the first year I am celebrating National Arab[...]

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COVID-19 Ravages the COFA Community in Hawai‘i

April 22nd, 2021

By: Nash Witten, MD

 

As of January 31, 2021, Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i had the highest age-adjusted mortality rate in the United[...]

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