Hospital Visitor Policies in the Context of COVID-19: Ensuring Support & Promoting Health Equity for Laboring Patients

January 22nd, 2021

By: Rebecca Kolodner


After working the night shift, Mandy, now five months pregnant, travels close to two hours on public transportation to[...]

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Focusing Upstream: Imagining Post-COVID Times

January 20th, 2021

By: Susan M. Reverby, PhD


As the daily death toll for COVID-19 continues to climb across the United States, it may be difficult to consider[...]

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Birth Equity Requires Hard Truths and New Leadership

January 14th, 2021

By: Joia Crear-Perry, MD, Carmen Green, MPH and Inas Mahdi, MPH


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is finally experiencing a cultural shift in consciousness and[...]

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Training a Contact Tracing Workforce on Navajo Nation

January 12th, 2021

By: Tammie Touchine


COVID-19 reached the Navajo Nation in March 2020 and spread quickly, recording some of the highest rates in the[...]

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The Impact of Neighborhoods on Racial & Ethnic Inequities in COVID-19

January 8th, 2021

By: Rachel L. Berkowitz, DrPH, MPH, Xing Gao, MPH, Eli K. Michaels, MPH and Mahasin S. Mujahid, PhD, MS


As 2021 opens with US COVID-19 cases soaring, racial/ethnic inequities persisting, and vaccine distribution ongoing, we[...]

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A Model for Managing Outpatient COVID-19

December 17th, 2020

By: Yamini Saravanan, MD, MHS, Janice John, PA-C, MHS, MHCDS and Neha Sandeep, PA-C


On March 18, 2020, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) opened its COVID-19 outpatient clinic (now referred to as the acute[...]

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Here’s Why Mental Healthcare Is So Unaffordable & How COVID-19 Might Help Change This

December 15th, 2020

By: Manoj Kanagaraj


If you ask a patient to describe their experience finding a therapist or psychiatrist in the community, don’t be[...]

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How Our Clinical Public Health Curriculum Equipped Us to Respond to COVID-19

December 10th, 2020

By: Harleen Marwah, MS, Kimé McClintock, MPH, Pranav Kaul and Samantha Sobelman


The authors are fourth year medical students at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Incarceration is a Public Health Crisis, During COVID-19 and Beyond

December 8th, 2020

By: Jackie Jahn, PhD, MPH, Christine Mitchell, ScD and Cheryl Conner, MD, MPH


The COVID-19 pandemic has made American inequality painfully clear. As case counts continue to rise across the country,[...]

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Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce is Key to Addressing Health Inequities

December 1st, 2020

By: Sonja Pearson


When we improve the health of the most marginalized, we improve the whole nation’s health. Brian Stevenson, Executive[...]

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