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 States[...]

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Menstrual Health During COVID-19: How Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Can Improve Equity

April 21st, 2021

By: Rachel Fisher Ingraham, MSW, MPH, Bonita B. Sharma, PhD, MSSW, and Karen Joe, MPH


Globally, over 800 million women, girls, and gender non-binary persons are menstruating while simultaneously coping[...]

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Muslim Community Engagement Efforts to Tackle COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

April 16th, 2021

By: Sana Syed, MD, MPH and Arshia Wajid, MBA, MPH


The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged communities across the globe to organize and collaborate for effective public[...]

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The Original Pandemic: Commercial Tobacco

March 31st, 2021

By: Lauren Kemmeter


All mentions of tobacco in this article refer to commercial tobacco and nicotine products and not sacred and[...]

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Winds of Change: Communicating the Biden Administration’s Immigration Policies Can Help Combat the Pandemic

March 30th, 2021

By: Randy Capps, PhD


With rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths falling dramatically from peaks in January, the United[...]

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A Worsening Crisis: Obstetric Care in Rural America

March 25th, 2021

By: John Cullen, MD


Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision[...]

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Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Equity

March 18th, 2021

By: Jennifer Lorvick, DrPH, Jordana Hemberg, MPH and Megan Comfort, PhD


As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the United States, there is an urgent need to increase vaccination rates[...]

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All Essential Workers Deserve a Path to Citizenship

March 17th, 2021

By: Eva Millona, JD, MA


Recently, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) was a proud sponsor of the New England[...]

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Fragmented Medical Advice & Misinformation Hurt Public Health

March 16th, 2021

By: Zainab Saadi, MD


Driving through Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic often feels like going from one California to another…[...]

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The Value of Primary Care Doctors in an Equitable Vaccine Rollout

March 12th, 2021

By: Ann M. Nguyen, PhD, MPH


Dr. Nguyen, a primary care physician in Orange County, California, received a phone call Wednesday morning from his[...]

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